Gain the right skills for in-demand technology careers with Bethel University’s online Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security degree. This program prepares you to meet the cybersecurity needs of organizations in financial, educational, corporate and government settings. Bethel’s cybersecurity degree teaches you industry best practices for leadership in the field through a curriculum that provides a deep understanding of computer systems, cyber law, policy creation, and compliance.

This program trains graduates to:

  • Think critically and act ethically when developing Cyber Security Programs
  • Have a deep understanding of key topics in computer systems, cyberlaw, policy compliance and more
  • Meet cybersecurity needs in financial, educational, corporate and government settings

Upon graduation, several of our courses will prepare you to sit for the following certification tests: CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), ISC2 CISSP, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Penetration+ and Ethical Hacker EC-Council.

Our cybersecurity degree is offered fully online, so you’ll have the flexibility to balance your work and education. Transfer up to 90 credits and meet your goals with Bethel.

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Career Outcomes

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts computer and information technology occupations to increase by 13 percent through 2026, a rate that’s faster than the national average for all occupations. Bethel’s online cybersecurity degree prepares you for career success. Graduates of this program are qualified for roles such as the following (career information from

Information Security Analyst

These cybersecurity professionals plan and implement security strategies to protect an organization’s computer networks and data systems. They might use data encryption programs, firewalls and penetration testing to protect sensitive information. The median annual salary for this role is $95,510.

Computer Network Architect

Computer network architects are responsible for designing and building communication networks for organizations. They also research the latest in networking technology and security to identify the best hardware and software to reach business goals. The median annual salary for computer network architects is $104,650.

Database Administrator

A database administrator’s primary role is to use specialized software to store and organize data, including customer information and financial data. They prevent data loss and identify ways to keep information secure. The median annual salary for these professionals is $87,020.

Computer Systems Analyst

Computer systems analysts, also known as systems architects, identify and execute technology solutions to help organizations operate efficiently and securely. They combine business skills with IT knowledge to create customized computer systems. The median annual salary for this role is $88,270.

Why Bethel University Online?

  • Accelerated Learning.

    With six academic sessions per year, seven-week courses, and a transfer-friendly credit policy, online students earn their degree faster than ever.

  • Affordable.

    For the third year in a row, Washington Monthly has ranked Bethel University in the top 10 in the Midwest on its annual list of the “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges,” coming in at No. 7 for 2018.

  • A Christian Community.

    Bethel combines academic excellence with a biblical foundation, preparing students to truly impact the world.

About Bethel University

Bethel University was founded in 1947 and is an accredited, evangelical institution located in Mishawaka, Indiana. It is a Christian community of learners dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service. At Bethel, we are committed to cultivating a spirited community of engaged learners who are prepared for service in the real world.


Bethel University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of numerous associations, institutes and councils. Bethel is also authorized by the state of Indiana to operate as a postsecondary institution. Bethel University participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) as an approved Indiana NC-SARA institution. The education programs at Bethel are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

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