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College of Applied and Technical Studies
Associate of Applied Business in Cybersecurity

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100% online

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Join the fast-growing field of cybersecurity

*Based on 12-18 semester hours for a full-time student, completing program in 4 semesters.

Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Business degree in Cybersecurity provides students with an applied approach to information security concepts. With an ever-growing threat to sensitive and critical data in the field of information technology, understanding the impact of security issues on businesses and individuals is critical. The degree program gives students the tools they need to address current security issues including risk identification, security testing and monitoring, and enterprise risk management. Because the degree is built upon a solid knowledgebase, additional topics include networking, hardware and operating systems, Cisco networking technologies, cyber defense methods, cyber ethics, incident management and security policies.

Program Structure

  • 60 minimum total credit hours
  • 20 courses 
    • 12 Information Technology major requirement courses
    • 6 additional core requirement courses
    • 2 Information Technology electives

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate core competency in cybersecurity-related topics.
  • Describe the scope of the information security field and its impact on information technology.
  • Identify and analyze security risks to determine potential impacts.
  • Demonstrate ability to develop plans to mitigate security risks.
  • Identify professional, legal, and ethical behavior.

Admissions Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents, and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

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Important Dates


Classes Begin

Fall 2022 Semester


Fall Break

Fall Break


Classes Begin

Spring 2023 Semester


Courses for the online AAB in Cybersecurity prepare students to work in the cybersecurity field.


All undergraduate students must also complete courses that satisfy the Kent State university requirements in order to graduate.


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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State/International*
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$302.50 lower division
$354.50 upper division
$907.50 lower division
$1,063.50 upper division
Approximate Cost: $13,300 $312.50 lower division
$364.50 upper division
$937.50 lower division
$1,093.50 upper division
Approximate Cost: $14,000

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Attention Regional Campus Students: There is an additional $162.10 per credit hour instructional fee for lower division and $111.45 per credit hour for upper division fully online regional campus courses. This fee excludes online courses associated exclusively with the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies and Associate of Applied Business programs.

*Out-of-state/International tuition includes a surcharge of $10 per credit hour for all students enrolled in an online program.

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