Cybersecurity Application Process

B.S. in Cybersecurity: Admission Requirements

Western's B.S. 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 Community 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

Application Process

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

  • January 31: FAFSA priority deadline
  • March 1st: Priority submission deadline

*Applications will be accepted beyond March 1st for Fall 2020 and considered on a space-available basis.

Western Admissions Application

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

Cybersecurity Program Application

E-mail the following Cybersecurity Program Application components to the e-mail address on Page 2 of the Program Application.

  1. A completed Cybersecurity Program Application
  2. A Statement of Purpose, explaining why you wish to obtain a BS in Cybersecurity, and how this relates to your career interest. Not to exceed one page.
  3. One letter of reference (faculty preferred)