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.

New: CompTia Security+ certificate included with degree!.

Missed our recent “Cyber Hygiene in a COVID World” virtual presentation? Download the presentation slides in PDF format.

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.

You will be immersed in learning that challenges you through practical application of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. In the end, you will be prepared to enter a career working alongside information technology and security professionals, pursuing excellence in an ever-changing technology landscape.

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

Networking opportunities with alumni and business professionals

Career Services

Helpful career guidance

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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

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

Scholarships in Cyber Security

Traditional undergraduate students pursuing a cyber security degree program from Friends University are eligible for up to $16,000 in scholarships on a yearly basis.

Featured Faculty

Jonathan Lanning

Jonathan Lanning

  • Assistant Professor of Cyber Security; Program Director of Cyber Security
  • B.S., University of Kansas; M.S., Southwestern College
Nora Strasser

Dr. Nora Strasser

  • Professor of Mathematics; Division Chair of Natural Science and Mathematics
  • Natural Science and Mathematics
  • B.S., M.A., University of South Dakota; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Start your future in cyber security.

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