Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Cybersecurity Engineering
Cybersecurity is among the major issues facing companies and organizations today. If you have an interest in developing software that could help prevent cyberattacks and systems to detect network breaches, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science-Cybersecurity Engineering program from CTU could be for you. You can study new models, methods, technologies, and tools in computer science and software engineering. And you can explore how to analyze processes and techniques to construct software solutions to cost-effectively implement cyber-defense strategies. This degree program includes hands-on programming and real-world situations taught by industry professionals—all designed to help you prepare for the exciting field of cybersecurity.
The BSCS in Cybersecurity Engineering:
- Has CTU Fast Track™ exams available - a series of mini modules designed to test your knowledge of key course objectives, offering the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know
- Is rated among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth year in a row*
At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedules are designed to help you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.
For the fourth year in a row, CTU’s online bachelor’s degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
- October 01, 2019
- November 12, 2019
- January 07, 2020
- Colorado Springs
- Aurora (Denver Area)
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) with a concentration in Cybersecurity Engineering is a 183-credit hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program consists of 51 general education credits, 88 credit hours in the computer science core, and 44 credit hours in the cybersecurity engineering concentration.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career centered on building computer software solutions through programming with algorithmic techniques. Students will explore a broad range of theoretical and practical knowledge, methods, processes, techniques and skills to effectively design and develop the computer software according to domain-specific requirements.
The curriculum of BSCS offers broad and detailed knowledge on how a computer’s software works, and how to design and develop different levels and types of computer software. This is different from the curriculum of the Computer Engineering program which is focused on how to design and develop computer hardware. It is also different from the curriculum of the Information Technology program, which is focused on how to apply both computer hardware and software to design, develop and support high level end-user-oriented business systems, services or applications.
Courses: General Education
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours COMS105 Interpersonal Communication 4.5 or COMS203 Speech Communications 4.5 ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5 ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5 HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5 MATH111 College Algebra for Technical Programs 4.5 PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5 PSYC102 Introductory Psychology 4.5 SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences 4.5 SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5 SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5 SOCL202 Social Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Class 4.5 UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5 Total Credit Hours: 51
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CE242 Computer Architecture 4 CS101 Problem Solving in Computer Science 4 CS118 Principles of Programming Languages 4 CS119 Introduction of Programming 4 CS219 Python Programming 4 CS221 SQL Programming 4 CS226 Java Programming 4 CS228 C++ Programming 4 CS233 Fundamentals of Data Structures 4 CS253 Introduction to Database Systems 4 CS267 Computer Algorithms 4 CS311 Mobile Programming 4 CS337 Introduction to Parallel Computing 4 CS341 Principles of Operating Systems 4 CS349 Software Engineering 4 CS356 Foundations of Big Data Analytics 4 CS491 Computer Science Team Project I 4 CS492 Computer Science Team Project II 4 CSS150 Introduction to Computer Security 4 IT204 Fundamentals of Networking 4 MATH211 Applications of Discrete Mathematics for Computer Systems and IT 4 MATH311 Data Driven Statistics for Computer Systems and IT 4 Total Credit Hours: 88
Courses - Concentration
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CSS200 Principles of Network Security 4 CSS280 Ethical Hacking 4 CSS321 Software Assurance 4 CSS300 Vulnerability Assessment and Management 4 CSS380 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning 4 CSS441 Security Compliance 4 Select 20 Credits from the list of courses shown below 20 Total Credit Hours: 44
Courses- Elective Choices
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CS227 Linux Programming 4 CS361 Principles of User Interface Design 4 CS367 Streaming Data Analytics 4 CS368 Fundamentals of Software Requirements 4 CS374 Fundamentals of Software Design 4 CS378 NoSQL Databases 4 CS379 Machine Learning 4 CS397 Data Warehousing 4 CS473 Data Mining 4 CS479 Data Visualization 4 CSS250 Security Risk Management 4 CSS330 Database Security 4 CSS332 Database and Web Vulnerabilities and Security 4 CSS340 Operating System Security 4 CSS350 Computer Forensics I 4 CSS351 Computer Forensics II 4 CSS410 Cloud Computing, Privacy and Security 4
Total Credit Hours: 183
Accreditations and Alignments
Outcomes for this program align with the educational standards of ABET.
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Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date
Ways to Save
Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:
- Active duty military status (see the tuition tab for details)
- Number of CTU Fast Track™ courses successfully passed
- Number of credits transferred and accepted from other institutions
- Eligibility for a Corporate Alliances Grant (check with your CTU Admissions Advisor)
- Tuition Reimbursement (talk to your HR Manager)
- Grants or scholarships at CTU
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.
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Classes start October 1, 2019!
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