Online Bachelor of Science in Information & Cybersecurity Technology (ICT), Cybersecurity Concentration

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Hone Your Career Skill Set With ECU Online’s ICT,
Cybersecurity Concentration

The estimated cost of cybercrime is forecast to increase by 70% over the next five years, costing the world $14 trillion by 2028. The threat isn’t going away and the stakes are high—but for those with the motivation to take on today’s greatest challenges, ECU Online’s BS in ICT with a Cybersecurity concentration program is a powerful path to career advancement.

Our real-world focused online program gives you the skills to stand out among employers. In addition to earning your degree, you’ll be prepared to sit for key certifications, such as Red Hat, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), CompTIA Security+, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Plus, we provide strong student support and career services that empower your journey forward.

Are you ready to finish your degree and grow your career? It’s time to join us at ECU.

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What You’ll Learn

ECU Online’s BS in ICT, Cybersecurity concentration provides an applicable curriculum that addresses industry trends and best practices. During your time in the program, you’ll practice actual scenarios through labs in areas such as:

  • Advanced cybersecurity principles and practices
  • Digital forensics and incident response
  • Cyber threat intelligence and risk management
  • Secure software development
  • Cryptography and network security
  • Legal and ethical issues in cybersecurity

Career Outcomes With an ICT in Cybersecurity Concentration

An online BS in ICT with a Cybersecurity concentration lays the groundwork for various well-paying, in-demand career paths. Some paths that our graduates lead to roles such as*:

Security Architect

Average Annual Salary: $137,962

Penetration Tester

Average Annual Salary: $92,759

Cybersecurity Analyst

Average Annual Salary: $80,967

Information Security Analyst

Average Annual Salary: $77,381

*Salary data provided by Payscale

Curriculum & Courses

Information & Cybersecurity Technology is a dynamic major, and that’s reflected in our curriculum. The BS degree requires 120 total credit hours, including 40 hours of general education courses, 50 hours of core major courses, and 12 hours of your chosen concentration.

Keep in mind that as a degree completion program, we accept transfer credits, which may significantly reduce your required hours to graduate. Below are the full bachelor’s degree requirements along with the ICT Cybersecurity concentration courses:

General Education Requirements (Including Those Listed Below) – 40 credit hours
For information about courses that carry general education credit, view the General Education Program section.

MATH 1065 - College Algebra or PHYS 1250 - General Physics I
PHYS 1251 - General Physics Laboratory I
PHYS 1260 - General Physics II
PSYC 1000 - Introductory Psychology
PSYC 3241 - Personnel and Industrial Psychology

Lower Division Core - 24 credit hours

ICTN 1500 - Information and Cybersecurity Technology Fundamentals
ICTN 1501 - Information and Cybersecurity Technology Fundamentals Laboratory
ICTN 2150 - Network Fundamentals
ICTN 2151 - Network Fundamentals Laboratory
ICTN 2154 - Digital Communication Systems
ICTN 2155 - Digital Communication Systems Laboratory
ICTN 2158 - Computer Networking Technology
ICTN 2159 - Computer Networking Technology Laboratory
ICTN 2510 - Network Environment I
ICTN 2511 - Network Environment I Laboratory
ICTN 2530 - Network Environment II
ICTN 2531 - Network Environment II Laboratory
ICTN 2702 - Cloud Fundamentals
ICTN 2703 - Cloud Fundamentals Laboratory
ICTN 2732 - Scripting for Information Technology

Upper Division Core - 26 credit hours

ICTN 2900 - Fundamental Network Security
ICTN 2901 - Fundamental Network Security Laboratory
ICTN 3064 - Regulations and Policies
ICTN 4000 - Information and Cybersecurity Technology Internship
ICTN 4020 - Senior Information and Cybersecurity Technology Capstone Design Project I
ICTN 4022 - Senior Information and Cybersecurity Technology Capstone Design Project II
ICTN 4520 - Wireless Communication
ICTN 4521 - Wireless Communication Laboratory
IDIS 3790 - Technical Presentations
ITEC 3290 - Technical Writing
ITEC 3300 - Technology Project Management

ICTN 3902 - Implementing Cyberinfrastructure Security

Learn key concepts in developing and implementing a cybersecurity architecture with a focus on implementing security policies in modern environments to include multiple layers, modern firewalls, intrusion detection systems/intrusion prevention systems (IDS/IPS), authentication, authorization, and remote access management.

ICTN 3903 - Implementing Cyberinfrastructure Security Laboratory

Get hands-on experience implementing security policies using cybersecurity architecture technologies for modern information technology environments.

ICTN 3910 - Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

Learn more about the practice of discovering and evaluating vulnerabilities in information systems.

ICTN 3911 - Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Laboratory

Build on ICTN 3910, applying penetration testing tools to discover and evaluate vulnerabilities in information systems.

ICTN 4200 - Intrusion Detection Technologies

Learn computer network intrusion detection principles, devices, and applications.

ICTN 4201 - Intrusion Detection Technologies Laboratory

Build on ICTN 4200, applying computer network intrusion detection principles, devices, and applications.

ICTN 4904 - Cyberinfrastructure Security Management

Study the development and implementation of processes to understand, monitor, and troubleshoot the security stance of an organization.

ICTN 4905 - Cyberinfrastructure Security Management Laboratory

Build on ICTN 4904, applying tools used to understand, monitor, and troubleshoot the security stance of an organization.

“We want our students to be prepared for the real world. I think the Information & Cybersecurity technology program at ECU gives students a real advantage.”
– Dr. Philip Lunsford, Associate Professor

Tuition and Financial Aid

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$400 per credit hour

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120 credit hours*

*Transfer credits may reduce number of hours

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Financial aid assistance available

ECU online program tuition for in-state students is just $375 per credit hour, with a $17 per credit hour technology fee, making the total per credit hour rate $392. For out-of-state students, the tuition is $450 per credit hour and the technology fee is $17 per credit. With transfer credits and financial aid, your bachelor’s degree is within reach.

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Widely Applicable Skills

You’ll gain key insights and professional competencies that organizations are looking for, allowing for a range of employment opportunities following graduation.

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Advance Your Career

The program will deepen your understanding of the current information technology landscape, empowering you to advance more quickly.

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Transfer-Friendly

You can transfer credits from coursework you’ve already completed and fast-track your path to a BS—with just 50 core credits required for our online ICT degree.

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Beyond Academics

Our focus on individualized attention, student support, and career services ensures that you leave not only with academic proficiency but also the tools for advancement.

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Top Ranked

ECU was ranked in the top 10 of America’s Top Online Colleges 2023 by Newsweek, meaning that you’ll graduate with a degree respected by employers nationwide.

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Community Connection

ECU is more than a university—it’s a community. Even as an online student, you’ll benefit from a powerful network of peers and faculty who truly care about your success.

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Student-Centric Online Learning Experience

We understand that on-campus learning doesn’t work for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you should sacrifice a robust student experience. That’s why our programs are immersive, accessible, and tailored for those with determination.

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About ECU Online

ECU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on Colleges (SACSCOC) and was the first university in North Carolina to offer online degrees. We’ve continued to enhance the online experience ever since. As an established institution in North Carolina, we pride ourselves on offering a student-first, community-centric experience that empowers graduates to complete their online degrees from a reputable institution that employers recognize.

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