Cyber Security

Why This Degree?

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, there are 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings as of 2023, with more than 750,000 of those positions in the U.S.

If you have an AAS in Cyber Security from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Laurel Ridge Community College, or Tidewater Community College (TCC), this degree is for you.

We’ll build on the skills you gained in your AAS degree to help you complete a Bachelor’s degree and start a cyber security career with the requisite skills designed to hit-the-ground-running.

Admissions Requirements

Please refer to the Admission Requirements page for full information.

The Cyber Security concentration is part of ADVANCE! Requirements for admission via ADVANCE can be found on NOVA’s website.


Please refer to the University Catalog to view the curriculum for this concentration.

Accelerated Master’s

The Cyber Security concentration has an accelerated master’s pathway to Mason’s Digital Forensics, MS. Check out the details!