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.
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.
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).
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 Plan
University Foundations Courses
Information Assurance and Critical Thinking (Cyber Ops Cert)
Defensive Security (Cyber Ops Cert)
Offensive Security (Cyber Ops Cert)
Recovery and Forensics (Cyber Ops Cert)
Networking (CompTIA Network+)
Foundational Essential for IT Cyber Security Practitioner (CompTIA Security+) (Cyber Ops Cert)
Cyber Systems Thinking
Cyber Project Management and Design
Cyber Risk Management (Governance)
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)
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.
Boise State Undergraduate Admissions Application Fee
Courses (36 total credits @ $350 per credit*)
Books (14 program classes @ estimated $100 per class)
Approximate Total Investment
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.