Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies Degree with a Concentration in Cybersecurity
Why Pursue This Program
The online Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree (BMS) with an area of concentration in Cybersecurity focuses on foundational principles, work examples, theories, research reading and skills necessary to analyze, design and construct secure information systems.
Courses address the fundamental technologies, policy, assurance and ethics involved in the protection of information systems. Students gain hands-on experience through numerous laboratory exercises associated with each course.
Career Outlook: There is a great demand for cybersecurity professionals. Security professionals are expected to experience growth in job prospects, career advancement, higher base salaries and salary premiums at a faster rate than other areas of information technology.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, information security jobs are expected to increase by 88 percent through 2026. That is more than twice the average growth rate for all occupations.
Demand is high as these professionals are needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.
Career options may include:
- Security Analyst
- Information Security Analyst
- Network Security Engineer
- Information Security Manager
- Computer and Information Systems Manager
- Computer and Information Research Scientist
- Computer Network Architect
- Computer Support Specialist
- Computer Programmer
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Database Administrator
More about the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies Degree (BMS): Nationally ranked as one of the top bachelor's programs in the United States, the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies Degree (BMS) is a flexible, individualized degree program. The adaptable nature of the program provides students with the opportunity to design a personalized degree tailored to meet individual career goals, satisfy personal aspirations or prepare for graduate studies.
The BMS program obtained this national ranking from U.S. News and World Report as one of the best bachelor's degree programs in the country. In determining these rankings, U.S. News assesses programs on four general categories: student engagement; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; and peer reputation. Detailed results are available on the U.S. News website.
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.