Program Overview

With 4 million projected open cybersecurity positions in the coming years, Bluefield State University’s Bachelor of Computer Science with a concentration in cybersecurity was built by cybersecurity practitioners to empower students with the skills and knowledge to meet this global cybersecurity workforce crisis. This program was designed with Department of Defense(DoD) cybersecurity subject matter expertise to align with current technologies as well leading industry cybersecurity certifications to help secure the private sector and our nation by creating a new generation of cybersecurity warriors.

Real World Success
Information Security Analyst

Our graduates can expect to earn an annual mean wage of $92,350.


Upon completion of the program, graduates will:

  • Possess the ability to apply computing and cybersecurity knowledge appropriately
  • Be able to analyze problems to identify relevant requirements
  • Work effectively in teams
  • Understand professional and ethical issues
  • Communicate effectively with diverse audiences
  • Have the skills to analyze local and global impacts of computing and cybersecurity
  • Engage in self-directed professional development
  • Use modern techniques and tools
  • Identify security risks and tradeoffs
  • Respond appropriately to cybersecurity attacks

What You Need to Graduate

  • Completed general studies curriculum
  • At least 52 credits in COSC courses
  • Aggregate 2.0 GPA in all courses