BAS Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity and Forensics
The U.S. has almost 500,000 job openings in cybersecurity.
Program Curriculum:
Emma Kong
(206) 592-3497

Baccalaureate Education Director:
Tanya Powers
(206) 592- 3662

Transfer into the BAS Cybersecurity does require a 2 year degree with the addition of CIS 150, CIS 160, CIS 161, CIS 155 and CIS 166.

BAS Cybersecurity

The new Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Cybersecurity and Forensics expands on Highline’s already strong Computer Science and Computer Information Systems Department. It gives you a chance to build on your technical degree with upper-division coursework in a high-tech, high-demand area. Earning an applied bachelor’s degree may help you make higher wages and prepare you for higher-level specialized technical positions. The skill set may also prepare you to later move into a managerial position.

Demand Is Growing

There’s a growing need for professionals who protect computer systems from outside access by hackers, malware and viruses. Between 2012 and 2022, EMSI* estimates cybersecurity jobs will grow 28.8 percent, from 47,356 to 61,007, in King and Pierce Counties.


Cybersecurity jobs growth – Between 2012 and 2022


Transfer to a Masters Program

Dr. Chung – UWT

Prep for MS Program: the master’s degree in Cybersecurity and Leadership (MCL) at UW Tacoma will provide “a thorough knowledge base for managers and technology leaders concerned with the design, development, implementation, operation, and management of cybersecurity systems, and the protection of an organization’s information assets,” according to the UW Tacoma. The graduates of HC BAS in Cyber Security and Forensics can apply for this MS program.

Yan Bai – UWT

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Cybersecurity and Forensics at HC provide students Leadership (MCL) at University of Washington Tacoma (UWT). The MCL degree program at UWT is designed for the students who hold a bachelor’s degree and are interested in pursuing their career in cyber security technology and management leadership. The curriculum consists of two main components: a technically-oriented curriculum focused on understanding the basic operations and functionality of cybersecurity systems and information assurance and a more behaviorally-oriented curriculum focused on the management of technical  professionals and organizational leadership. HC, BAS in Cybersecurity, Forms C & D Page 38

Dr. Corey Schou, Idaho State University

The proposal provides an interesting window on the curriculum. In my university, I have to work with large numbers of BAS students. Many come from our internal college of technology programs. I wish most of them were as well prepared as it would appear yours will be. The students from this program would come well prepared to enter our program; however, they would need to be dedicated to increasing their breadth.

University of Idaho’s Scholarship for Service will accept students who complete the calculus requirement. This means SFS will pay for their second year here and they would transfer to U of Idaho.

BAS Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity and Forensics expands on Highline's already strong Computer Science and Computer Information Systems Department.


The CS/CIS department at Highline College offers a range of professional/technical programs, ranging from WebDevelopment to Network Engineer, and more.

Transfer to a 4-year school

Transfer to a 4-year school by completing a 2 year AA or AS in Computer Science. Benefits to a large institute include smaller classes and cost!

Continuing Education

Are you looking to further your existing skills? The CS/CIS department offer a range of short certificates that will provide you the skills to enhance your career.