Cyber SecurityBachelor of Science

Prepare to protect.

Immerse yourself in the world of technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in cyber security. Gain the skills needed to protect people, systems, applications and technologies. You’ll leave this program with opportunities in information technology and computer security.

$1050 Scholarship for spring 2022 enrollment

For all new spring 2022 adult undergraduate students, we are offering a $1,050 scholarship that will be applied evenly over the spring and fall 2022 semesters. To receive the scholarship you must be a new student enrolled at least half time. Contact for more information.

New: CompTia Security+ certificate included with degree!

Ranked #1 in Kansas and #41 nationally

Only Kansas private institution offering a Bachelor of Science degree in cyber security.

Start your future in cyber security.

Program Highlights

Real-world knowledge. Supportive learning.

The Bachelor’s Degree in Cyber Security (BSCS) is offered in a hybrid model with both evening, on-campus and online classes and is designed to prepare you to pursue a career in cyber security by developing a comprehensive understanding of the cyberspace environment.

Academic Resources

Access to library and academic support services

Interactive Classrooms

Collaborative instruction in interactive classroom environments

Passionate Faculty

Accessible educators with real-world experience and expertise

State-of-the-art Lab

Hands-on experience protecting against real-time threats


Networking opportunities with alumni and technology professionals

Career Services

Helpful career guidance

Learn on campus or online

Cyber Security Certifications

Friends’ Cyber Security degree program will prepare you for a wide variety of Cyber Security related certification exams including the following:

  • CompTia Security+ Included in the cyber degree program
  • CompTia Network+
  • CompTIA Linux+

Distinctive Features

Our Cyber Security Bachelor of Science degree is the only program of its kind offered in Kansas. Students in our program focus on practical application experiences, not just theoretical exposure to concepts.

Intrust Bank Cyber Security Laboratory

Our state-of-the-art Cyber Security Lab is one of only three of its kind at universities nationwide. The Lab utilizes the most comprehensive cyber defense training platform available, and allows students to learn and practice real-time attack and defense methods. 

Friends University Partnership with Butler Community College

Students at Butler Community College can complete Butler’s Computer Science pathway program or get their Associate of Applied Science in cyber security, then transfer into the cyber security adult undergraduate program at Friends University.

BCC Computer Science Partnership | BCC Cyber Security Partnership

Cyber security degree program now includes CompTIA Security+ certificate

The Friends University cyber security degree program prepares students with the skills needed to protect people, systems, applications and technologies. Beginning this fall, the CompTIA Security+ certificate is included with the degree program.

Equipment Requirements for Students

Students in the Cyber Security Program should have a personal computer with the following minimum capabilities.
(Higher capability is recommended.)

  • Quad-core processor operating at ~2 GHz (Intel core i5 or better)
  • 64-bit OS compatible with/capable of hosting VMware Workstation Player
  • 8 Gb of RAM
  • 500 Gb of HDD or SDD disk space
  • USB 3.x capable
  • Running Windows 7 or newer

Featured Faculty

Matthew Magee

Dr. Matthew Magee

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science; Program Director: Cyber Security
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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