BS in Cybersecurity Application

BS in Cybersecurity: Admission Requirements

Western's BS in Cybersecurity program only accepts transfer students who have fulfilled the following requirements:

  1. Complete an AAS-T, AAS, or ATA in the following degree programs with the corresponding Washington State Community College partnerships:
  • Bellingham Technical College: AAS-T in Computer Networking- Computer Programming Track
  • Edmonds College: ATA in Cyber Defense and Digital Forensics
  • Green River College: AAS-T in Information Technology- Systems and Security
  • Highline College: AAS in Network Security Engineer or AAS in Digital Forensics & Investigations
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology: AAS in Computer Security and Network Technology
  • Olympic College: AAS-T in Information Technology-Security
  • Peninsula College:  AAS-T in Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics
  • Whatcom Community College: AAS-T Degree in Cybersecurity
  1. Achieve a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5
  2. Complete CSCI 141, CSCI 145, and MATH 124, or recognized equivalents

BS in Cybersecurity: Application Process

Qualified applicants must complete both the Western Admissions Application and the Cybersecurity Program Application.

  • January 31, 2021: FAFSA priority deadline (to be considered for the most favorable financial aid packages)
  • March 1, 2021: Priority submission deadline

Western's Cybersecurity program enrolls a cohort of new students each Fall quarter. Applications for a Fall 2021 start are due by March 1, 2021.  Applications will be accepted beyond March 1st and considered on a space-available basis.

Starting winter, spring or summer quarter is also possible and sometimes preferable.  Contact a WWU Cybersecurity Program Advisor to discuss your specific situation and application deadlines.

Western Admissions Application

Bellingham Program: Transfer & Post-baccalaureate Admission Application


Poulsbo Program: Transfer & Post-baccalaureate Application for Location Program Admission

Cybersecurity Program Application

Complete the following Cybersecurity Program Application, including a Statement of Purpose explaining why you wish to obtain a BS in Cybersecurity, and how this relates to your career interest.

Applicants must also submit a Letter of Reference (faculty preferred) which can be uploaded to the Application or emailed to

By completing and submitting this form, you are certifying that the information in this application is true and correct to the best of your knowledge.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Please explain why you wish to obtain a B.S. in Cybersecurity, and how this relates to your career interest.  (not to exceed 250 words)
Applicants must submit a Letter of Reference (faculty preferred), which can be uploaded here or e-mailed to
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