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Why ODU for Cybersecurity?

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

By the time you graduate, you will know how to troubleshoot and identify potential security lapses. You'll also learn how to collect forensic evidence for prosecution. Classes 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

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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.

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Ranked #6

Best Online Cybersecurity Bachelor's Degrees, 2019 - OnlineColleges.net

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 this degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s degree 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$360 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 Fall 2020 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Bright Outlook

Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32 percent from 2018 to 2028.
— Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Oct. 2019

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

Finish your degree with us. We offer the upper division (300 and 400 level) courses for this degree program. Work with an enrollment coordinator to review your credits from other higher education institutions. Then you can apply toward a degree from ODU.

Get guaranteed admission at Old Dominion University

We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. By applying, you will be assured admission at ODU for the completion of your degree.

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Meet Your Team

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUOnline.

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