Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security

From private corporations to government entities, cyber security specialists play a role in the development of network security systems and protocols that ensure the protection of our most vital data. Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security degree program offers students the opportunity to gain the fundamental knowledge to help prepare for a career in this field.

The core Cyber Security curriculum is built on a broad foundation of industry-relevant concepts related to computer forensics, vulnerability assessment, security compliance, and software assurance. CTU also offers two concentrations for students who wish to focus their study on the areas of computer systems security and information assurance.

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

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TOTAL CREDITS

182

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    CJUS261 Ethics in Criminal Justice 4.5
    COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing 4.5
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
    GOVT201 American Government and Public Affairs 4.5
    ELE Humanities Elective 4.5
    MATH102 Introduction to College Math 4.5
    MATH106 Algebra for Business 4.5
    POLS101 Introduction to Political Science 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
    SCI203 Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course 1.5
     
    SOCL102 Introductory Sociology 4.5
    or
    SOCL340 Diversity in American Life 4.5
     
    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
    Courses: General Education Humanities Elective Choices
    HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5
    HUMN250 World Values and Cultures 4.5
    LITR201 Literature: A Reflection of Life 4.5
    Total Credit Hours: 66
    Courses: Core
    ACCT199 Special Topics in Accounting 1-6
    ACCT201 Accounting I 4
    CJUS141 Introduction to Criminal Justice 4
    CJUS254 Introduction to Homeland Security 4
    CJUS290 Criminal Law 4
    CJUS375 Criminal Procedure 4
    CJUS440 The Laws of Evidence 4
    CJUS448 Criminal Investigation 4
     
    CJUS475 Internship 4
    or
    CJUS484 Criminal Justice Capstone 4
     
    CS104 Problem Solving Concepts With C++ 4
    CS146 Introduction to UNIX 4
    CSS150 Introduction to Computer Security 4
    CSS200 Principles of Network Security 4
    CSS350 Computer Forensics I 4
    CSS351 Computer Forensics II 4
    HRMT215 Management of Human Resources 4
    IT140 Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments 4
    IT205 Fundamentals of Networking 4
    IT235 Database Applications With Access 4
    IT254 Spreadsheet Applications 4
    IT340 Client/Server System and Network Administration 4
    IT400 Information Technology Architectures 4
    MGM335 Organizational Behavior Principles 4
    MGMT115 Introductory Business Practices 4
    PBAD201 Public Administration 4
    PSYC210 Social Psychology 4
    PSYC337 Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace 4
    PSYC436 Introduction to Criminal Profiling 4
    UNIV201 Career Planning and Management 4
    Total Credit Hours: 116

    Total Credit Hours: 182

  • Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security

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    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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