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NOVA’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

NOVA’s AAS in Cybersecurity prepares students, both mid-career professionals and newcomers to the workforce, for careers as cybersecurity technicians or analysts. NOVA provides them with the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in the National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework 2.0 and the National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security criteria for Centers of Academic Excellence (CAEs). Proximity to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region makes NOVA the ideal place to study and search for a job upon completion of the program.

Cybersecurity is an "applied" degree that transfers to more than four regional institutions, including:

  • George Mason University's Bachelor's of Applied Science in Cybersecurity
  • The George Washington University College of Professional Studies BS in Integrated Information Science, and Technology
  • Marymount University BS in Information Technology
  • UMUC's BS in Computer Networks and Security degree

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Make the Smart Choice

  • Cybersecurity transfers easily to several nearby four-year schools. But you’ll want to be aware of the requirements of individual institutions. Let us help make your transfer easy.

  • Our course selection puts you at the forefront of the defense of our digital infrastructure. Take a look at what you could be studying.

I decided to attend NOVA because it was a nice transition from a four-year university and at the time I was still exploring what I wanted to do next. I later learned about NOVA’s cybersecurity program, it held a distinguished reputation and I felt like it would be a great start into considering a career in that particular field. Prior to becoming a student, I didn’t know anything about cybersecurity or information technology. NOVA helped me to develop my skills and I’ve been here ever since, gaining the hands-on experience I need to become a cybersecurity professional.


Briana Jamison

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Cybersecurity is in demand – and we want you to be a part of this emerging field. Get in touch to ask our advisors questions. Then enroll and join the future.

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