Program Guide

The Old Dominion University (ODU) offers multiple degrees that focus on cybersecurity, including BS in Cybersecurity, MS in Cybersecurity, and Doctor of Engineering in Cybersecurity.

The BS in Cybersecurity degree includes two majors, a general Cybersecurity major and a Cyber Operations major. The Cybersecurity major provides students with a strong understanding of cyber systems, threats, defense and operation technologies, necessary to protect critical cyber infrastructure and assets. The Cyber Operations major is a complementary discipline to Cybersecurity and places a particular emphasis on skills and competencies in cyber system attack, infiltration, exploitation, defense, mitigation, and recovery. Besides Cybersecurity and Cyber Operations, ODU also offers a Cyber Crime major under the BS in Interdisciplinary Studies. This major is oriented towards students who are interested in integrating social science methods and theories to cybercrime.

At the graduate level, the University offers MS and Doctor of Engineering degrees in Cybersecurity for students who want to pursue advanced degrees in this demanding area.

For more information about the degree programs, please visit our Academic page.

Open House

Want to learn more about us? Open house is a great opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn about everything ODU and our Cybersecurity program has to offer. You'll speak with faculty members, meet current students, take tours of campus and lab facilities, and learn more about the admissions process.

Admissions' Open House Programing at ODU is offered Select Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Application Process

Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Cybersecurity should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Because the curriculum requires calculus and physics, as well as a number of computer engineering and computer science courses, it is highly recommended that prospective students feel confident in their skills in high school math and science. Information about AP, IB and Cambridge Advances A/AS exams and scores that are accepted can be found here.