Cybersecurity design professionals

Bachelor of Science in Digital Technology & Design with a Concentration in Cloud Computing & Cybersecurity Online


Learn to protect vital networks and data through this innovative online program. Prepare for career opportunities in cybersecurity and develop a strong working knowledge of cloud infrastructure.

Next Apply Date: 4/22/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/6/24
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Next Apply Date: 4/22/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/6/24

Program Overview


Protect vital networks with our cloud computing online degree

Prepare for a career maintaining the security of electronic data with the Bachelor of Science in Digital Technology & Design with a Concentration in Cloud Computing & Cybersecurity Design. The 100% online coursework in this program focuses on the design and implementation of Cloud computing policies and enhanced security standards.

Develop your expertise with risk analysis and mitigation techniques so you can protect networks and data from damaging breeches. Our dedicated faculty will help you gain career-advancing experience with software architecture featuring three-layer and cloud-native design.

Our flexible online format allows you to continue working while pursuing your academic goals, and you can complete your cloud computing bachelor's degree in less time by transferring up to 90 credit hours.

Prepare for a broad range of professional roles, including:

  • Security Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Architect or Analyst
  • Security Software Developer
  • Security Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Architect or Analyst
  • Security Software Developer

Learn industry-relevant skills that employers seek:

  • Computer science
  • Java/JavaScript
  • Agile methodology
  • Python programing language
  • Computer science
  • Java/JavaScript
  • Agile methodology
  • Python programing language

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of undergraduate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online undergraduate programs.

Per Credit Tuition: $276
Transfer Credits: Up to 90 hours
Credit Hours 120
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Tuition


Pay your affordable tuition by the course

A-State’s online programs are affordable and convenient. You may also qualify for financial aid. Learn more.

The Bachelor of Science in Digital Technology & Design – Cloud Computing & Cybersecurity Design online program offers the same low, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $276
Per Course: $828

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Calendar


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Our B.S. in Digital Technology & Design – Cloud Computing & Cybersecurity Design online program is flexible and convenient—featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates per year.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 15/6/244/22/244/26/245/2/245/3/246/20/24
Summer 26/24/246/10/246/14/246/20/246/21/248/7/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 4/22/24
Start Class 5/6/24

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Admissions


Complete your application today – here’s how to start

A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process for both new students and transfers. Students who are interested in the B.S. in Digital Technology & Design – Cloud Computing & Cybersecurity Design online program should review and follow the requirements for admission below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • 2.0 GPA for transferring credits

There are several paths to admittance at A-State:

  • If you have 13 or more transferrable college credit hours, you would be admitted if you have a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on previous college coursework
  • If you have 0-12 transferrable college credit hours and have been out of high school for five years or more, you would be admitted if you:
    • Have a high school diploma or state-approved equivalent
    • Have completed 12 or fewer earned college hours
    • Have never enrolled as a student at A-State
    Note: If you’re admitted as non-traditional first-time freshman, you may be required to successfully complete a predesignated curriculum of 12 hours (Certificate or Non-Degree). Upon successful completion, you will be transitioned to a degree seeking program.
  • If you have 0-12 transferrable college credit hours and have been in high school within the last 5 years, you would be admitted if you have one of the following:
    • 3.0 cumulative high school grad point average (or GED test score equivalent), OR
    • 19 minimum ACT super score or minimum 990 combined SAT super score, OR
    • Class rank in the top 20% of your graduating class

​Application Submission Requirements

Submitting your application takes three easy steps: filling out the application, submitting your documents and paying the application fee.

  1. When completing the online application, select 100% online student and then complete all the steps on the online application.
  2. Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee.
  3. Submit all official college transcripts.
  4. Submit official high school transcripts (if applicable).
  5. Submit official ACT/ SAT test scores (if applicable).

Note: If you have 0-12 transferrable college hours, test scores will still need to be submitted for reporting purposes to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE); however, they are not needed for an admission decision. Accuplacer test scores are an acceptable alternative to ACT/SAT scores.

If you have any questions along the way, call us at 866-621-8096 and we’ll be happy to help answer questions.

Document Submission Address

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses


Browse the key concepts from our cloud computing bachelor's degree

To earn your Bachelor of Science in Digital Technology & Design – Cloud Computing & Cybersecurity Design, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. The program includes 38 credit hours of general education courses, 27 credit hours of major courses, 18 hours of concentration courses and 37 credit hours of elective courses. Students can finish faster by transferring previously earned credit hours. Transfer credit hours will be evaluated during the admission process.

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

These courses must be taken to complete your degree.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn basic computer skills that can be used immediately, throughout college and beyond. Emphasis is on learning basic office applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation graphics.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to Windows programming using Microsoft Visual Studio or a similar integrated development environment. Students learn to write programs using an object oriented programming language and incorporating sequence, selection, and repetition structures. Prerequisite, ISBA 1503. Fall.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Instruction and practice in the writing of poetry, fiction, and drama. May be repeated with change of literary category.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to design literacy, color theory, typography, composition, and digital design software.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course features app design concepts, prototyping app interfaces and user testing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The internship features supervised work in a professional graphic design setting. May be repeated for credit.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is an advanced project-based course for creating applications for Android and IOS devices. Students use their knowledge from previous courses to develop fully publishable applications within small teams. (students take twice)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course focuses on the creative workflow of iOS app development.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on issues of how human culture impacts the individuals behavior, attitudes, and mental health.
These courses must be taken to complete your degree.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Software architecture with a three-layer design and cloud-native software design. Architecting software with enhanced security standards. Prerequisites: grade of C or better in GRFX 2783 and ISBA 3033.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Qualitative and quantitative methodologies for cybersecurity risk management. Principles of risk analysis and risk mitigation techniques for information security. Prerequisites: grade of C or better in ISBA 3033.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Solutions and enhancements for network and data security. Analysis of network security to learn to prevent unauthorized access to the system network and data assets. Prerequisites:  grade C or better in ISBA 3033.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Assessing importance of access control, internet security, cloud infrastructure and on-premises auditing. Data analytics and machine learning for improving cybersecurity.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continuation of ISBA 2033 Programming Fundamentals. Uses language taught from previous semester in ISBA 2033. Emphasis is on array processing, multiple document applications, database interactivity, and programmer-written functions and classes. Prerequisites: “C” or better in ISBA 2033; or instructor permission. Prerequisites/Corequisites: ISBA 3013.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Mathematics in the context of human centered design, including sets, algorithms, logic, probability, and statistics. Emphasis will be placed on exploring technologies that involve computational intelligence. Prerequisites: MATH 1023.
You must complete 37 credit hours of electives to satisfy the 120 credit hours required for this program. Courses must be chosen with the assistance of an advisor and per your degree plan. Electives can come from any courses offered as long as prerequisites are met.

Students must take the following courses.

First-year course - Students must take the following Making Connections online course. If you transfer in more than 12 credit hours, you will not be required to take the Making Connections course. You may replace that 3-hour course with a 3-hour elective course.

First-year course (3 hours)
UC 1013

Departmental (3 hours)
COMS 1203

Communication Requirement (6 hours)
ENG 1003
ENG 1013

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)
Students must take MATH 1023 or any MATH course that requires MATH 1023 as prerequisite.

Arts and Humanities Requirement (6 hours)
MUS 2503
ENG 2003
ENG 2013

Social Sciences Requirement (9 hours)
POSC 2103
SOC 2213
PSY 2013

Life Science Requirement (4 hours)
Students must complete BIO 1003 with BIO 1001 lab.

Physical Sciences Requirement (4 hours)
Students must complete CHEM 1043 with CHEM 1041 lab.

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