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Program at a Glance

Virginia Tech bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology with specialization in Cybersecurity Management and Analytics (BIT-Cyber) is the first Virginia Tech undergraduate degree available in Northern Virginia. Students are now able to obtain Virginia Tech degree while remaining in the area after transferring from a community college with an associate’s degree. Courses are taught at Virginia Tech’s Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church and online during times convenient for working professionals. The program faculty are nationally and internationally recognized experts, who bring to the classroom first-hand industry and research experience. A critical part of the CMA degree is the practical experience students gain from a required internship and accompanying BIT 4964 Field Study course.  Visit this Field Study page to learn more about this requirement. Please also visit the BIT-Cyber FAQs page for answers to frequently asked questions.

Application Process

To be considered for the BIT-Cyber major from VT, it is recommended that students complete (or be close to completing) an associate degree from a community college. Students attending Virginia community colleges should consult, the program transfer guide, visit the VT transfer admissions pages and meet with a transfer adviser. After transferring to Virginia Tech with up to 63 credit hours in community college coursework, students will complete remaining coursework through Virginia Tech.

For students pursuing an associate’s degree from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), we recommend following one of the two guided pathways and completing an associate’s degree from NOVA in either Business Administration or Information Technology. If you are planning to transfer from another institution or hope to earn a second bachelor’s degree with specialization in cybersecurity management and analytics, contact program team as soon as possible at Students choosing the Northern Virginia BIT-Cyber during their transfer application, will not be allowed to change their major or attend on-campus courses in Blacksburg without department approval.


Complete applications are eligible to request an application fee waiver by 11:59 p.m. on the Priority Deadline.*



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