Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Security

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Security explores general methodologies used to assess and manage risks to information security and examines the activities involved in the process of information security risk management for a business organization. The project-based curriculum is designed to help you prepare with industry-relevant, firsthand knowledge of the design, development and delivery of high-quality IT projects aimed at meeting management expectations. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of network security and will have the opportunity to create a portfolio of projects they could use to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to prospective employers.

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

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  • Total Credits 

    184
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses - Core
    CS126Unix Fundamentals4
     
    CS251Fundamentals of Database Systems4
    or
    CS250Fundamentals of Database Systems4
     
    CS362Structured Query Language for Data Management4
    CSS150Introduction to Computer Security4
    EM200Introduction to Website Development4
    IT106Introduction to Programming Logic4
     
    IT140Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments4
    or
    IT Elective
     
    IT190Introduction to IT4
    IT204Fundamentals of Networking4
    IT254Spreadsheet Applications4
    IT401Information Technology Architectures4
    IT425Systems Analysis, Design and Integration4
    MPM210Introduction to Project Management6
    Total Credit Hours:54
    Courses - General Education
    COMS201Technical and Professional Writing4.5
    ELEELEHUMNHumanities Elective4.5
    ELEELESCIScience Elective4.5
    ELEELESCI1Science Elective 14.5
    ELEELESCILABScience Lab Elective1.5
    ELEELESCILAB1Science Lab Elective 11.5
    ELEELESOCSocial Science Elective4.5
    ELEELEUSUS History/US Government Elective4.5
    ENGL104Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105Professional Written Communications 4.5
    MATH109Introduction to Algebra4.5
    MATH112Analytic College Algebra4.5
    MATH225Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics4.5
    PHIL101Introduction to Ethics4.5
    SOCL102Introductory Sociology4.5
     
    UNIV104Academic and Career Success4.5
    or
    HUMELEHumanities Elective4.5
    Total Credit Hours:66
    Courses: Specialization
    CSS200Principles of Network Security4
    CSS250Security Risk Management4
    CSS280Ethical Hacking4
    CSS300Vulnerability Assessment and Management4
     
    CSS321Software Assurance4
    or
    IT Elective
     
    CSS330Database Security4
    CSS350Computer Forensics I4
    CSS410Cloud Computing, Privacy and Security4
    CSS430Advanced Research in IAS and IT Management4
    CSS441Security Compliance4
    CSS450Security Capstone4
    IT326Network Infrastructure Administration4
    IT454Security Management4
    IT456Security Architecture4
    IT458Disaster Recovery4
     
    MPM357Project Performance and Quality Assurance4
    or
    IT Elective (4)4
    Total Credit Hours:64
    Students choosing a Project Management focus will take the courses listed below in the Project Management track in place of CSS410, CSS430, CSS450, IT326, IT454, IT458
    MPM332Organizational Leadership4
    MPM344Project Risk Management4
    MPM346Contracts and Procurement4
    MPM434Project Scheduling and Cost6
    MPM468HR Project Management6

    Total Credit Hours: 184

    National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security

    The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have recognized Colorado Technical University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD). The CTU cyber security curriculum was certified thereby to map to the DHS/NSA cybersecurity knowledge units. This recognition and certification is valid through 2021.

    This CAE IA/CD designation is applicable to this degree program.

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    Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

    Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Design, create, evaluate, and evolve enterprise architectures
    • Solve complex problems through the ability to program in at least one high level programming language
    • Implement the goals, processes and techniques of software engineering through the development of a software application or using other software application supported by a project plan
    • Integrate applications, technology and devices to support Web development and augment solutions through the evaluation of emerging media and emerging technology
    • Apply project management concepts such as risk management, planning, scheduling, team building, leadership, project control, quality assurance, scope management, and change control
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