Cyber SecurityBachelor of Science

Getting a Degree in Cyber Security

Gain technical and leadership skills for a career in one of today’s highest-demand fields. This STEM degree equips you to protect people, systems, applications and technologies utilizing computer security expertise.

Jobs for Information Security Analysts are expected to increase by 35% from 2021 to 2031, with a median annual salary of $100,000+.

Friends is the only private institution in Kansas offering a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security degree (BSCS).

Start your future in cyber security.

Program Highlights

Real-world knowledge. Supportive learning.

Getting a degree in cyber security prepares you with a comprehensive understanding of the cyberspace environment. Our program is offered in a hybrid model with evening classes on campus and online.

Top Ranked Cyber Security Program in Kansas

A degree from Friends is highly respected for a wide range of cyber security careers

Interactive Classrooms

Collaborative instruction provides hands-on training environments.

Expert Faculty

Passionate educators with real-world knowledge and experience engage personally with students.

State-of-the-Art Resources

Practical learning experiences teach students to protect against real-time threats.


Students connect with alumni and technology professionals throughout the Friends network.

Career Services

We provide guidance and resources to further your professional development.

Why Is Friends #1 in Cyber Security Degrees?

Cyber Security Certifications

Friends’ cyber security degree program prepares you for a wide variety of certification exams.

  • CompTia Security+
  • CompTia Network+
  • CompTIA Linux+

Distinctive Features of the Friends Program

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

Intrust Bank Cyber Security Laboratory

Our leading-edge cyber security lab is one of only three of its kind at universities nationwide. The lab utilizes today’s most comprehensive cyber defense training platform available and allows students to practice real-time attack and defense methods.

Partnership with Butler Community College

Students at Butler Community College can complete Butler’s computer science pathway program or earn an 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

CompTIA Security+ Certificate

The cyber security degree program includes CompTIA Security+ certification.

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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