Transfer to the Best Bachelor's Degree Program in Cybersecurity

Prepare to be one of the most job-ready candidates in cybersecurity. Bring in 70 credits from any accredited community college or 4-year college and earn a bachelor’s degree in Applied Cybersecurity after completing 50 credits at No prior technical experience is required. is proud to be an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.

Numbers at a Glance

93% of job seekers who completed our curriculum gained employment in cybersecurity within 6 months.
The average starting salary of our bachelor's degree graduates is $110K.
More than 700,000 job openings in cybersecurity are unfilled. (Source:

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Discover how the SANS Technology Institute can help you launch your cybersecurity career. Complete this form and we'll send you additional information, invitations to upcoming online info sessions, and updates.

How It Works

Step 1. Begin your studies at any accredited community college or 4-year college.

Transfer Credit Requirements: You'll need to bring in 70 transferrable college credits from an accredited college (or colleges).

Maryland General Education Requirements
You are not required to bring in specific “major” courses into the bachelor's program, but 31 of the 70 credits you earn outside of must meet these Maryland General Education Requirements.

General Education Requirements (31 credits)Credits

Arts and Humanities


English Composition


Social and Behavioral Sciences




Biological and Physical Sciences


Additional General Education Electives


Step 2. Complete your studies at the SANS Technology Institute.

Continue your studies (50 credits) and earn your bachelor’s degree in applied cybersecurity from 

  • Skill Development: Gain in-demand skills in immersive cybersecurity courses with hands-on labs designed and taught by industry leaders.
  • Professional Certifications: Earn 9 industry-recognized GIAC cybersecurity certifications.
  • Practical Experience: Analyze and report on emerging threats in a virtual internship with the Internet Storm Center, a global cybersecurity monitoring program.
  • Specialized Coursework: Complete advanced cybersecurity coursework in areas of greatest industry need. 

Step 3. Get expert support for your job search from the Career Center.

  • Tailored Support Services: Our Career Center was designed specifically for job seekers in cybersecurity.
  • Comprehensive Career Guidance: We'll help you in your career search, from polishing your resume to landing and acing interviews. 
  • Global Employer Network: You'll gain access to our exclusive network of employers across the world.

Course Delivery Options

Your mind has no borders. Why should your college? Our online and in-person course options are designed to fit your life and how you like to learn.


We're happy to help. Email or call 301.241.7665.