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B.S. Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing

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B.S. Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing Overview lists Systems Security Manager, Network Security Engineer, and Cloud Engineer as three of their top fifteen tech jobs in 2024.1 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that demand for Information Security Analysts will rise by 32% by 20322, and in just three years, from 2018 to 2021, demand for cloud computing jobs rose by 42%3. King University’s  Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing is designed to equip you with the skills you need to begin a career in one of these in-demand, high-paying technology fields.

Our online Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing degree program offers a state-of-the-art education that prepares you for the next step in your career in information technology. Featuring a comprehensive curriculum, the program offers you the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the many exciting facets of the field, including cybersecurity management techniques, cloud computing, and systems administration. Our curriculum covers key topics crucial to your career development, including:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Cloud Computing
  • Programming
  • Systems analysis
  • Information Technology
  • Professional writing for IT
  • Database management

Our program prepares students to sit for industry-relevant exams provided by Google and IBM. With courses in cloud computing (aligned with courses from the Google Architect Professional Certificate), students can prepare for the Google Cloud certification exam, and with courses in cybersecurity (aligned with courses from the IBM IT Fundamentals for Cybersecurity Specialization Certificate), students will have four of the eight total courses required for the IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate.

Upon graduation, you’ll be well prepared to enter a variety of technology-related fields, such as security, programming, network architecture, or database administration. The online degree in cybersecurity and cloud computing at King is designed for individuals with some college credit who seek to finish their bachelor’s degree. It is also tailored for IT professionals who wish to enter positions of management or administration within their organizations and is offered 100% online for your convenience. The fully digital format gives you ultimate flexibility in your education, allowing you to maintain your work and personal commitments. Major coursework can be completed in 16 months.

The Online Degree in Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing is Designed For…

  • Individuals with some college credit who seek to finish their bachelor’s degree
  • Working professionals who want to enhance their knowledge of cybersecurity and cloud computing
  • IT professionals wishing to advance professionally with a bachelor’s degree focused on delivering immediate and industry-specific skills
  • Those who want to gain adaptable technical skills to qualify for in-demand IT roles

Courses and Requirements

Our online degree in Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing requires 56 semester hours (14 courses) of major coursework. To graduate from King University, students must have completed a total of 124 semester hours, which includes a mixture of major courses, general education courses, and additional courses which may come from transfer credits or electives.

Course of Study

To graduate from King University with a baccalaureate degree, all students must have earned 30 credit hours of common experience and general education courses outside of the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing core courses. These courses include Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice, Citizenship, English Composition, Human Creative Products, Quantitative Literacy, Science, and additional credit hours from general education courses.

Students must earn a total of 38 semester hours of general electives.

Students will follow a cohort-style 4-course foundation semester, and then the following three semesters, consisting of cybersecurity and cloud computing industry certification-aligned courses and general topics, students will join others in the program, providing a range of student experiences in the courses to foster a diverse learning environment.

Course #TitleDescriptionCredits
ITEC 2700Foundations of Information TechnologyThe topics that will be covered in this course includes basic digital media and data, storage, file management, fundamentals of webpage design, basic networking principles, rudimentary information security, basic database concepts, introductory programming and logic and exposure to systems development.4
ITEC 2020Computer ProgrammingAn introduction to problem solving, algorithm development, and algorithm analysis implemented in a high level, block structured programming language (such as C++ or Java). Pre/Co-requisite: ITEC 27004
ITEC 3655Web ProgrammingA study of web programming concepts and techniques, including advanced JavaScript, PHP, and database integration, and application programming. Focus will be on a systems approach and will include the development of a comprehensive application project from concept to final product. Pre/Co-requisite: ITEC 27004
ITEC 3760Cybersecurity and Information AssuranceThe course introduces the threats to information resources and appropriate security measurement. Topics include cryptography, identification and authentication, access control models and mechanisms, steganography, Internet security, and intrusion detection and prevention. Pre/Co-requisite: ITEC 27004
Course #TitleDescriptionCredits
ITEC 3761Cybersecurity Framework and PolicyThis course introduces configuration management, risk assessment, and enforcement of information technology security policies as a part of the implementation of a cybersecurity framework. Students will develop a comprehensive information technology security policy using SANS (System Administration, Audit, Networking and Security) guidelines and apply a cybersecurity framework to organize against and respond to cyberattacks. Prerequisite: ITEC 2700, 37604
ITEC 3762Computer ForensicsStudents will investigate computer network intrusions including gathering evidence, chain of custody, detection systems, and incident reporting. This course makes extensive use of hands-on techniques used by computer forensics professionals. Pre/Co-requisite: ITEC 2700, 3760, 37614
ITEC 3769Ethical HackingThis course teaches students the methodologies for dealing with various types of hacking attacks and how to effectively deal with these types of attacks. Students in this course will be exposed to real-world scenarios in a series of virtual labs for a better understanding of network analysis and system hardening. Prerequisite: ITEC 2700, 3760, 3761, 37624
Course #TitleDescriptionCredits
ITEC 3500Network ManagementLocal area networks, wide area networks, and internets are discussed. Protocols and the ISO Open Systems Interconnect reference model. Design, analysis, and performance evaluation. Emphasis on data link, network, and transport protocols. Pre/Co-requisite: ITEC 27004
ITEC 3710Cloud ComputingThis course covers cloud computing from an end-user perspective. Students will learn to utilize open source and readily available applications, collaboration tools, and storage options housed on the Internet. The focus of this course is cloud computing from a business or managerial point of view rather than a network or software engineering viewpoint. Students will be exposed to legal, ethical, and privacy issues associated with cloud computing. Prerequisite: ITEC 2700, 35004
ITEC 3764Cloud Computing and VirtualizationThis course introduces virtualization technology, virtual machine storage, virtual networking, and access control. Students should be able to manage installation, configuration, and management of cloud storage systems. Prerequisite: ITEC 2700, 3500, 37104
Course #TitleDescriptionCredits
ITEC 3770Professional Development and Current Issues in TechnologySeminar dealing with professional development in information technology, the job search and career path, new technologies, ethics, and other issues.4
WRIT 2420Professional Writing for Information TechnologyStudents practice genres of discourse and have an introduction to written and oral communication in technical and professional IT environments. Instruction and projects emphasize addressing audience, using writing processes, thinking visually, writing and editing technical documents, operating within professional ethics, and communicating with clear and accurate expression. Genres include letters, memoranda, emails, instructions, reports, and proposals. Students write and revise several cycles of documents and give oral presentations.4
BUSA 5610Systems AnalysisThis course covers the project design and management of information systems in an organization. This course includes information about needs analysis, systems integration, and project management required to lead information systems projects in the modern firm. This is the first course of three in the MIS Specialization.3
ITEC 3450Database ManagementA study of techniques for designing and maintaining large databases. Pre/Co-requisite: ITEC 27004

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Admission Requirements

Students applying for the online information technology bachelor’s program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2 on a 4.0 scale
  2. Students with less than a 2.2 high school GPA may be considered and accepted on a conditional basis provided they are able to demonstrate their plans to succeed in the program.

General Admission Requirements

General requirements for admission to the online bachelor’s in information technology at King University include graduation from an accredited or recognized high school, GED, or secondary institution with a minimum of 16 academic units, distributed as follows:

  1. Four units of English
  2. Two units of algebra (Algebra I and II)
  3. One unit of geometry
  4. Two units of foreign language
  5. Two units from history and social studies
  6. One unit of natural science
  7. Four units of other academic electives

Students educated at home should follow the same procedures as any other candidate for the freshman class.

Students should present a high school transcript and documentation, or its equivalent.

How to Apply

Students applying for an online cybersecurity and cloud computing degree program must submit the following materials:

  1. A completed online application
  2. An official transcript request form. A scanned copy may be emailed to your Enrollment Counselor.
  3. If applicable, an ACE transcript. The BSIT program at King University considers the credit recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) for industry-standard IT certifications with each official ACE transcript. A maximum of 30 credit hours of certification credit may be transferred into the BSIT program. Students may request transcripts from the ACE Request Transcripts page or the ACE Registry and Transfer System.

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