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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.

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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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Program Costs and Financial Aid

Information about Virginia Tech tuition and fees can be found on the VT Bursar’s page. These costs are set by the Virginia Tech Board of Governors.

Virginia Tech and the Pamplin College of Business offer a number of scholarships. Information about scholarships and financial aid can be locate one the page of the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid.  To be considered for scholarships, all students transferring to Virginia Tech in the fall should submit their application by early January (to meet the VT scholarship application deadline, January 22, 2021). To be considered for financial aid, students should submit their FAFSA in October, as soon as it becomes available. It may also be necessary to update your previous FAFSA to include Virginia Tech. Finally, students planning to transfer to VT in the semester following graduation with an associate’s degree, may be eligible for the College Transfer Grant Program.