University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Cybersecurity (Associate Degree)

  • Duration

    60 Credit Hours

  • Format


  • Location


Program Overview

The Associate of Science in Cybersecurity provides a strong foundation for students to either enter the growing field of cybersecurity upon completion of the program or to continue their education.

This is an online degree that can be completed either part time or full time and is designed for entry level students. Lab and hands on activities will be utilized throughout the curriculum, using industry-related certification material. Graduates will be prepared to contribute to the evolving dimensions of Information Technology (IT) related to cybersecurity.

The University of Charleston’s Associate of Science in Cybersecurity stands out as an online program that accommodates the diverse needs of students, allowing them to pursue their education either part-time or full-time.This flexibility is particularly beneficial for those balancing work or other commitments.The curriculum is carefully crafted to cater to entry-level students, ensuring that individuals with varying levels of prior experience in cybersecurity can thrive.




Program Highlights

  • 60 Credit Hours to Completion

    7 New Courses


  • The program is online, so you can earn your degree without interrupting your life. Once completed, you can choose to go into the workforce or continue on to earn a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Just three prerequisite courses needed:

    1. A+
    2. Net+
    3. Sec+ equivalency

Program Outcomes

  • Students will learn the critical skills needed to identify, analyze, process and correct threats to the security of IT systems in any industry.

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology jobs are set to grow at 11% over the next 10 years, much faster than the average for all occupations. Salary range can be from $50K – $100K.


  • Potential Employment as

    Information Systems Security Specialist
    Operating Systems Security Specialist
    Applications Security Specialist
    Information Assurance Security Specialist
    Cybersecurity Engineer
    Cybersecurity Threat Analyst


Additional Information

Admissions Requirements

Students must first gain general admission to the University of Charleston.



Students must have the following prerequisites completed:

  1. A+
  2. Net+
  3. Sec+ equivalency

Additional Information

What career opportunities are available with an Associate Degreein Cybersecurity from the University of Charleston?

Graduates with an Associate Degree in Cybersecurity can explore various career paths, including roles such as cybersecurity analyst, network security administrator, IT security specialist, and more. The program equips students with the skills needed to secure computer systems and networks.

How does the program at the University of Charleston prepare students for real-world cybersecurity challenges?

Our program focuses on a hands-on approach, integrating practical exercises, simulations, and real-world scenarios. Students gain experience in identifying and addressing cybersecurity threats, preparing them for the challenges they may encounter in the workforce.

What unique opportunities does the University of Charleston offer in its cybersecurity program?

The University of Charleston’s program stands out for its hands-on approach and integration of the latest industry practices. Our faculty combines academic expertise with real-world experience to provide a comprehensive education in cybersecurity.

How does the program stay updated with industry trends?

Our faculty actively monitors industry trends and regularly updates the curriculum to reflect the latest developments in cybersecurity. This ensures that students graduate with relevant and current knowledge and skills.

Can I continue my education after completing the associate degree?

Absolutely. The University of Charleston offers a seamless pathway for students to transfer into the bachelor’s program if they wish to pursue higher education in cybersecurity or related fields.

These questions and answers provide a glimpse into the unique aspects and support structures that the University of Charleston offers to students pursuing a Cybersecurity Associate Degree. For more personalized information, prospective students are encouraged to contact the admissions office or attend information sessions.

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

UC Faculty Staff
Adam Beatty, DEL, MAED, BSOL

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director of Cybersecurity