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Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Your passion for IT can help make organizations more efficient and secure. The online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at Capella can help prepare you to address IT needs in the fields of banking, commerce, telecommunications, health care and national security. You can build practical experience through Project Ares, a simulated training environment designed to mimic real-world threats. You can also develop the interpersonal skills you need to thrive in wide range of business environments.

Find out what a day in the life of a cybersecurity pro is like: Test your skills with our Ethical Hacking Challenge.

Sharpen your skills in immersive lab environments

Learn to apply the most up-to-date offensive and defensive cybersecurity tools and techniques to thwart cyber intrusions and attacks.

Take certification exams on us

Capella offers eligible students certification exam vouchers from CompTIA, Cisco, and SAS.

Experiential learning simulation

Sharpen your abilities in real-time with Project Ares, a gamified training environment designed to prepare you for real-world cybersecurity threats.

Classes start July 11

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 8–13 General education courses
  • 15 Core courses
  • 9 Specialization courses
  • 5–9 Elective courses
  • 1 Capstone
  • 180 Total quarter credits
  • 135 Max transfer credits

FlexPath lets you finish the degree you started, with a bachelor’s in IT in 22 months for $20,000.

*Based on fastest 25 percent of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity.

Job titles to explore

  • Security manager
  • Information security analyst
  • Security analyst
  • Security engineer
  • Information assurance analyst
  • Systems engineer
  • Information assurance engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Network security engineer
  • Software engineer

Employment settings to explore

  • Information technology consulting firm
  • Insurance firm
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Corporation
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Health care organization
  • Global technology company
  • Bank or financial firm
  • Government – local, state, federal

Articles and resources

Expand your perspective on academic and career topics with articles and resources from Capella University.

What Is Information Assurance and Cybersecurity?

From telecommunications to health care, a wide range of industries rely on specialists who know how to keep information safe.

Does Cybersecurity Equal Job Security?

Information security has become a top priority for the National Security Agency (NSA). What does it mean for careers in IT?

Find Your Career Path in Information Security

For information security specialists, choosing an area of focus and pursuing industry certifications are important steps.