Cybersecurity Online Program

  • Bachelor of Science
  • School of Cybersecurity

Degree completion

  • For students with some college credits
  • Complete at least 30 credits online from ODU

Full degree

  • A start-to-finish curriculum for students to earn a degree online from ODU
  • 30 credit hours minimum

The information technology job market is growing. Employers need skilled cybersecurity professionals to protect computer systems, networks, and online data.

In ODU's bachelor's program, you'll learn how to troubleshoot and identify potential security lapses. You'll also learn how to collect forensic evidence for prosecution. This online program's courses include lectures, computer lab sessions, and research projects.

In this unique interdisciplinary program, you'll have the option of taking courses from:

  • computer engineering
  • computer science
  • criminal justice
  • engineering management
  • information technology
  • modeling and simulation engineering
  • philosophy

When you graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity.

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The National Security Agency has designated Old Dominion University a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Fundamental for 2019-2024.

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  • ODU's cybersecurity curriculum includes calculus, physics, and a number of computer engineering and computer science courses that require good math skills.

    To earn a bachelor's degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity requires 120 total credit hours.

    Talk with our enrollment team to determine if you have academic credits that will transfer. The sample curriculum can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

  • Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUGlobal.

  • This program is available completely online, which means you can apply to ODU as a freshman.

    Already have college credits? Before you apply, our enrollment team can provide a free transfer evaluation to see how your credits will transfer to ODU.

    No matter where you're starting, we'll help you succeed from application to graduation.

  • ODU has partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. 

    Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU.