Why ODU for Cybersecurity?

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 with a major in Cybersecurity.

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Academic Excellence

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

About the NSA CAE-CO Recognition

Ranked #5

Best Online Cyber Security Degree Programs, 2023
- Intelligent.com

Ranked #8

Best Online Bachelor's in Cybersecurity, 2021
- AcademicInfluence.com

Required Courses

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 with a major 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.

Online Learning Environment

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.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$374 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Bright Outlook

Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 35 percent from 2021 to 2031.
— Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, March 2023

Careers in Cybersecurity

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

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How to Apply

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.

Get Guaranteed Admission to ODU

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

Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU.

Meet Your Team

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUGlobal.

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