Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security - Information Assurance

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CTU's Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security (BSCS) degree with a concentration in Information Assurance is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to apply the latest methods, techniques and tools necessary for securing the public and private sectors' critical assets and information.

As our reliance on computers increases and technology grows more sophisticated, the need for cyber security experts becomes critical to protect users and keep personal information out of the hands of hackers and safe from cyber threats.  Courses focus on preparing students to work with both technical experts and management to secure the information which is considered essential to the business objectives of an enterprise.

Obtaining your Security+ Certification can provide you with an internationally recognized credential that demonstrates your competency in IT security issues. Obtaining your Network+ Certification can provide you with an internationally recognized credential that demonstrates your competency in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic network infrastructure. This CTU degree program offers a curriculum designed in accordance with standards set by CompTIA, the leading independent provider of IT certifications in the world.

Coursework is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Security+ and Network+ certification exams.

National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity 2014-2021*

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcomission.org

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  • Total Credits 

    186
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

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  • Program Outline

    The following courses are specific to the Information Assurance concentration. To view courses that must be completed for all Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security degrees, visit the Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security overview page.

    • Problem Solving Concepts With C++
    • Programming with C++ or Unix Fundamentals or Introduction to Unix
    • Intermediate C++ Programming
    • Structured Query Language
    • Fundamentals of Database Systems
    • Security Architectures
    • Advanced Research in IAS and IT Management
    • Web Development I or Introduction to Website Development
    • Client/Server Operating Systems
    • Fundamentals of Networking
    • Advanced Networking
    • Client/Server System and Network Administration
    • IT Management Strategy
    • Electives: Select two CSS/CS/IT courses

    View this degree in the catalog for a full course listing.

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  • Career Paths

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right bachelor’s degree program. Potential career paths for those who earn a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security degree include:1

    • Information Security Analyst
    • Information Security Engineer
    • Network Administrator
    • Systems Administrator
    • Database Administrator
    • Network Engineer
    • Network Specialist
    • Database Engineer
    • Database Analyst
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*CTU has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity for academic years 2014-2021 for its cybersecurity and information assurance programs

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