BAS Cybersecurity

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Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity

Currently accepting applications for Fall 2024. Apply Now.

The Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree program in Cybersecurity meets the explicit need employers have identified for systems administrators and security analysts by providing a pathway to the baccalaureate for students with two-year technical associate degrees in IT. The decision to offer this particular degree was based in part on findings by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that a bachelor’s degree is now considered the minimum level of education for a variety of IT occupations. As a result, more students, along with existing IT professionals, will need to continue their education at the bachelor’s level.

With curriculum updated every year to meet industry and business demands, you’ll learn how to monitor and maintain system security solutions, including legal, regulatory and internal compliance solutions, and how to translate security policy into technical architectures. In addition, this program prepares students for system administration tasks which include interoperation, automation, virtualization, and storage.

Career Opportunities

Common career paths for students with a degree in Cybersecurity include:

  • Network and Computer Systems Administration
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • IT Consultant
  • And More…

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Bellevue College participates in cybersecurity round table hosted by Amazon and CISA

According to CyberSeek, a project supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce, cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing fields in the country. From 2020 to 2021, the domestic cybersecurity workforce offered over 1,000,000 positions, and close to 600,000 of them were unfilled.” – Bellevue Reporter

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Degree and Certificates Offered

The Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree in Information Technology prepares students for admission into the BAS Cybersecurity program. Upon completion of the AAS-T students will be able to directly apply all 90 credits towards the 180 credit BAS program. It typically takes an additional two years for students to complete the remaining bachelor’s coursework at a full-time status.

Cybersecurity, BAS

The BAS Cybersecurity is a 4-year, 180-credit program that prepares students for various careers in Information Security. Degree will provide students with a broad base of theoretical and technical knowledge, as well as specialized knowledge in Cybersecurity.

Focus Areas:

  • Digital Forensics
  • Virtualization and Storage
  • Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures
  • Network Security and Firewalls

Information Technology, AAS-T

The Information Technology (IT) is a 2-year, 90-credit program that is designed for both those seeking immediate employment in the IT Networking industry or preparing for continuation into a baccalaureate program. Students can apply all 90 credits to the BAS Cybersecurity at BC.

Focus Areas:

  • Cisco Networking
  • Technical Support
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Linux

Application and Desktop Support Specialist, Certificate

The Application and Desktop Support Specialist Certificate is a 1-year, 45-credit certificate that covers support of computers across LANs, application-level technical assistance to end-users and creation of written documentation.

Focus Areas:

  • Hardware/Software Support
  • Troubleshooting
  • Install and Configure
  • System Documentation

Network Support Specialist, Certificate

The Network Support Specialist Certificate is a 1-year, 46-credit certificate that addresses design, configuration and support of networks and Internetworks in implementations based on current Cisco Internetworking hardware.

Focus Areas:

  • Switching and Routing
  • Configure a VLAN
  • Wireless
  • Wide Area Network

Cloud Architecture and Services, Certificate

The Cloud Architecture and Services Certificate is a 1-year, 46-credit certificate that focuses on the design and utilization of cloud services. This certificate has the ability to stack to both the AAS-T and BAS degree.

Focus Areas:

  • Cloud Solutions
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Cisco Networking
  • System Documentation

Technical Support Technician, Certificate

The Technical Support Technician Certificate is a 1-quarter, 15-credit certificate that teaches skills used in entry-level positions in fields such as desktop support. This certificate can stack into the AAS-T degree.

Focus Areas:

  • Troubleshooting Hardware and Software
  • Configuration of Systems
  • Security Awareness

Network Support Technician, Certificate

The Network Support Technician Certificate is a 1-year, 15-credit certificate that addresses addresses the design, configuration, support, documentation and troubleshooting of local, wide area and cloud-based networks. This certificate can stack into both the AAS-T and BAS degree.

Focus Areas:

  • Switching and Routing
  • Network Design
  • Network Management

Cloud Support Technician, Certificate

The Cloud Support Technician Certificate is a 2-quarter, 15-credit certificate with a focus on the support, early design and utilization of cloud services. This certificate can stack into both the AAS-T and BAS degree.

Focus Areas:

  • Cloud Services
  • Cloud Deployment Considerations
  • Cloud Security Awareness

So many professors and staff
at BC just really care. There
were professors that would
stay for several hours after
class, every class if needed.
A large part of how I found
my direction was because of
a professor at BC, he was a
huge motivator for me.”

-Adam Brehm

Program Highlights

Applied Learning


Instructors focus on teaching students hands-on technical skills. All bachelor’s students are required to complete a capstone project or internship prior to graduating.

Educational Value


Tuition costs for baccalaureate degrees at Bellevue College are significantly lower than other four-year degree programs at state universities.

Financial assistance


All bachelor’s level courses are financial aid eligible. Worker Retraining program approved.



Our bachelor’s programs are cohort-based emphasizing student collaboration and team building. Get to know your faculty, fellow students and program advisors.

BC Reputation


Twice a year faculty meet with advisory committee members to ensure curriculum is relevant and up-to-date in order to meet industry standards.

Fully accredited


Bellevue College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Ready to Learn More?

Read our page of frequently asked questions by other students. We admit students into the Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity program fall, winter and spring quarters based on space.

You can also get in contact with the program manager to explore a career in Cybersecurity and receive more information about program details, tuition rates, and if you are eligible to apply.

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Cybersecurity is an academic program and part of the Bellevue College School of Business and Technology. Website manager is Rod Pascual.