In University of Maryland Global Campus's Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity management and policy program, you can prepare to become a leader in the protection of data. This innovative, world-class program uses a multidisciplinary approach—drawing from fields such as management, law, science, business, technology, and psychology—to provide you with the most current knowledge and skills for protecting critical cyber infrastructure and assets.

UMGC was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2020–2021 academic year. Read this year's program catalog to see our recommended course sequence for this program. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

This program has a related minor.

About the Cybersecurity Management and Policy Bachelor's Degree

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Protect an organization's critical information and assets by ethically integrating cybersecurity best practices and risk management throughout an enterprise
  • Integrate continuous monitoring and real-time security solutions with information collection, sharing, collaboration, and analysis capabilities to improve situational awareness and deployment of countermeasures in industry and government
  • Evaluate and assess the use of technology to support cybersecurity goals and objectives
  • Participate in the investigation of cyber incidents and assist in recovery of operations
  • Formulate, update, and communicate short- and long-term organizational cybersecurity strategies and policies

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Write various cyber security-related documents, including security policies, disaster recovery plans, and executive briefs
  • Analyze standards, best practices, and regulations in the cyber security field
  • Identify, investigate, and evaluate next-generation and newly emerging technologies that have the potential to support or improve cybersecurity and protect against threats

Cybersecurity Management and Policy Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Courses in the Major

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses

  • CSIA 300
  • IFSM 304
  • CMIT 265
  • CMIT 320
  • CSIA 310
  • CSIA 350
  • CSIA 360
  • CSIA 413
  • CSIA 459
  • CMIT 425
  • CSIA 485

General Education Requirements

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you develop skills to manage people and technologies required to protect information, information systems, and infrastructures including the nation's critical cyber infrastructures. It is ideal for students who want to leverage previous work experience to move into a team leader, supervisor, or management position within a corporate organization or government agency.

Student Clubs and Organizations

    Type: Student organization
    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    The Cyber Competition Team represents UMGC at various cybersecurity events and highly competitive tournaments nationwide. Students hone their cybersecurity skills, learn to work effectively as a team, and network with other students, cyber professionals, and prospective employers.