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Undergraduate Cyber Operations and Resilience

Threats to our national and global security are substantial and growing. Prepare for a changing world with an online Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience from Boise State University. Become a career-ready cyber professional to fill a growing employment gap and create a safer world for current and future generations.

  • 100% online with no in-person requirements
  • Classes led by cyber industry leaders
  • No math or technical background required
  • Enter an essential field and meaningful career

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A New Degree For A Changing World

Learn about the Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience program from current student, Kris Pruett. Closed captions available. Video Transcript

Bachelor's in Cyber Operations and Resilience At A Glance

What Can You Do With a Bachelors in Cyber Operations and Resilience?

Cyber Partnerships

Boise State’s online Cyber Operations and Resilience Program is aligned with the industry’s top training, cloud and technology solutions providers.

VMware IT Academy, Palo Alto Academy and Cisco Networking Academy recently joined our growing list of partners. Cyber students have free access to training resources provided by our partners.

Interested in learning more? Connect with our student success team to hear how an industry informed program can transform your education and career prospects.

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Careers

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience is an asynchronous, online program that prepares students to work in environments where anticipating, detecting, mitigating and managing cyber threats is crucial.

This program is focused on the technical, program management and policy skills necessary to design, remediate and operate resilient information systems.

Cybersecurity student, Kris Pruett, in front of a sign that reads The World's Most Secure Printing

Between January 2018 and September 2020, there were 562,675 unique job postings that required or preferred a bachelor’s degree with specific cyber-related skills/qualifications in the U.S.

The average cyber worker will eventually earn an estimated $97K/year (Cyber Feasibility Study, Idaho State Board of Education, 2020).

Possible Careers:

  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Information Security Developer
  • IT Security Governance

Visit Cyberseek.org for more career pathway information

More About Cyber Careers

How Do I Apply To The Undergraduate Cyber Operations and Resilience Program?

Undergraduate Cyber Operations and Resilience (uCORe) program acceptance is dependent upon admittance to Boise State University. There are no program admission application costs or additional fees.

Application Deadlines by Semester

*Students interested in financial aid are encouraged to apply 1 month prior to these posted deadlines.

SemesterApplication Deadline
1st 7-Week
Class Start
1st 7-Week
Application Deadline
2nd 7-Week
Class Start
2nd 7-Week
FallJuly 15*Late AugustSeptember 15*Late October
SpringDecember 1*Early JanuaryFebruary 1*Early March
SummerApril 15*Early MayJune 1*Late June

Which Cyber Program Is Right For Me?

Cyber Operations and Resilience Bachelor of Science (BS)

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience is for students with an AA, AS or no prior college credits.

Cyber Operations and Resilience Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

The Bachelor of Applied Science, Cyber Operations Essentials Emphasis is designed for students who have earned their AAS or have some technical associate credits.

The BAS option is the same cyber content and allows you to leverage up to 47 of your technical credits earned at another regionally accredited institution.

What Classes Will I Take?

The online Cyber Operations and Resilience degree curriculum in the degree plan table shows the courses required for the program. In addition, certain University Foundations courses are required to earn a bachelor’s degree from Boise State.

The University Foundation courses can be satisfied with an Associates of Arts, Associates of Science, or transfer course work from a regionally accredited community college. If you are not planning to transfer credits, the Online Degree Pathway or an associate degree from Boise State Online can help you get started.

Applied learning credits are built into the program to give students the opportunity to practice their knowledge in the workplace.

Gaining real-world experience is crucial to your future success and can be achieved in a multitude of ways including internships, credit for prior learning and more. Your academic advisor and faculty will support you throughout this process.

Cyber Operations and Resilience (BS and BAS) Degree PlanCredits
University Foundations Courses37
Required Courses
Course NumberTitleCredits Hours
CPS 301Information Assurance and Critical Thinking (Cyber Ops Cert)3
CPS 401Defensive Security (Cyber Ops Cert)3
CPS 402Offensive Security (Cyber Ops Cert)3
CPS 403Recovery and Forensics (Cyber Ops Cert)3
CPS 411Networking (CompTIA Network+)3
CPS 412Foundational Essential for IT Cyber Security Practitioner (CompTIA Security+) (Cyber Ops Cert)3
CORE 400Cyber Systems Thinking 3
CORE 405Cyber Project Management and Design3
CORE 470Cyber Risk Management (Governance)3
Choose four to seven credits from the following (Cyber Depth):

CORE 401 Cyber Risk Assessment

CORE 410 Applied Cyber Security Programming

CORE 411 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

CORE 413 Internet of Things Architecture

CORE 420 Cyber Security Operations Center

CORE 421 Cyber Business and Regulatory Operations

CORE 422 Cyber Red and Blue Teams

CORE 430 Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity

CORE 440 Incident Response

CORE 450 Cyber Threat Intelligence (Threat Intelligence)

CORE 460 Cyber Resilience Systems Design (Resilience Analyst)
4 - 7
Applied Learning: Internships (CORe 493) / Experiential Learning (CORe 484) / Certification (CORe 486) / Credit for Prior Learning (CORe 485)2-6
Elective credits or technical credits from an AAS or equivalent40-47
Total120

More Information About The Cyber Degree Plan

How Much Does This Program Cost?

Boise State University’s online programs offer reasonably priced tuition, ongoing support, financial aid options and degree paths that help ensure you reach your goals quickly and efficiently.

Depending on how many credits you bring in at the start of the program, costs may vary.

DescriptionCost
Boise State Undergraduate Admissions Application Fee$50
Courses (36 total credits @ $350 per credit*)$12,600
Books (14 program classes @ estimated $100 per class)$1,400
Approximate Total Investment$14,050
Other potential expenses may include a personal computer, webcam, headphones with mic, and internet access which are all required for this program. Students in the uCORe program will need a computer that meets the following processing requirements: processor (AMD Ryzen 5 or Intel Core i5) with at least 16GB memory RAM and 500GB storage space.Varies
To earn a degree from Boise State University, students must complete 120 credits; 43-46 credits are typically foundation courses. University Foundation courses and costs may vary.

More Information About Cyber Costs

Admitted Students - Schedule Advising

We’re here to help you plan your degree, register for classes each semester and support you through any hurdles you encounter while completing your Cyber Operations and Resilience (uCORe) degree at Boise State! Follow the schedule advising link to book an appointment with your program advisor.

Please do not book an appointment if you have not been officially admitted to this program and assigned to an academic advisor. If you have not been admitted to this program, please contact a student success coach for assistance with admission.

Schedule Advising

What Support Will I Have?

The Boise State uCORe program features a network of individuals who are here to make sure you are a success in the program! From student success coaches who guide you through the admissions process, to advisors who help you overcome challenges as you navigate your degree plan, to faculty with real-world cyber experience, to staff who work to remove barriers and solve problems for students, we are here to help.

Contact a Student Success Coach

Meet the Cyber Operations and Resilience Staff and Instructors

Is The uCORe Program Military Student Ready?

Yes! The Boise State Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience is equipped to accommodate military service members.

Whether you are active-duty, a veteran or a civilian, Boise State Online is here to support you as you earn your bachelor’s degree.

  • We apply your military credits towards your degree
  • We collaborate with you while you’re deployed to accommodate your schedule
  • When using a combination of TA and TA Promise, your tuition may be 100% covered
  • The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience is an approved AU-ABC program

More Support for Military Students

Cyber Operations Undergraduate Certificate

The Cyber Operations and Resilience (uCORe) program currently offers one undergraduate certificate. You can pursue the certificate individually or if you want to add a cyber operations emphasis into a non-cyber operations bachelor’s degree.

The Cyber Operations Certificate is an asynchronous, online program that prepares graduates for entry- and middle-level careers in cyber operations, information security, cybersecurity and cyber-physical systems security.

Learn more about the Cyber Operations Certificate

Accreditation

Boise State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). This means the entire university meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality and is evaluated through a peer-review process. In addition, many academic programs have special accreditation or endorsement. For more information on why accreditation matters, refer to our FAQs.

Boise State Online FAQ

Support Cyber Students

Donate to the CORe Scholarship Fund and help a cyber student prepare for a changing world.

Follow the link and select the CORe Scholarship from the drop-down menu to ensure your donation goes to cyber students.

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