Online Cyber Security Degree

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 explore the fundamental knowledge to help prepare for a career in this field. The core curriculum is built on a broad foundation of industry-relevant concepts related to computer forensics, vulnerability assessment, security compliance, and software assurance.

This CTU degree program offers a curriculum designed in accordance with standards set by CompTIA, an industry recognized independent provider of IT certifications. These third-party credentials provide industry-recognized credentials that demonstrates competency in IT security and networking issues. Upon completing CTU’s cyber security program, students may opt to sit for the exams.**

The BS in Cyber Security is:

  • Available with concentrations in Computer Systems Security and Information Assurance
  • Is ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the fifth year in a row*
  • Designed in accordance with standards set by CompTIA and may help students prepare to take the exams required to earn the CompTIA Security+ and Network+ badges.**
  • Certified to map to the DHS/NSA cyber security knowledge units. 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). This recognition and certification is valid through 2021. This CAE IA/CD designation is applicable to this degree program.

At CTU students come first. Our flexible online course schedules are designed to help you 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.

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* CTU’s Online Bachelor’s programs are ranked among the Best by U.S. News and World Report.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

CLASSES START

  • January 07, 2020
  • February 18, 2020
  • April 07, 2020

TOTAL CREDITS

186

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)

Program Details

  • Program Overview

    Effective February 2020, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Colorado Springs and Aurora Campus.

    Effective January 2020, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Virtual Campus.

    The Bachelor of Cybersecurity with a concentration in Computer Systems Security is a 186-credit hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program consists of 70 general education credits, 52 credit hours in the cybersecurity core, and 64 credit hours in the computer systems security concentration.

    Information systems play an important role in supporting commerce, banking, telecommunications, healthcare, and national security. As our reliance on computers increases and technology grows more sophisticated, cybersecurity professionals become critical to protect users and keep personal information out of the hands of hackers and safe from cyber threats. The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity is designed to help students explore and apply the latest methods, techniques, and tools for securing the public and private sector.

    This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.


  • Degree Requirements

    Courses for this degree are dependent upon the concentration chosen.

  • Accreditations and Alignments

    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 cybersecurity 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.

    Outcomes for this program align with the educational standards of ABET.

     

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Classes start January 7, 2020!

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**CTU does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by CTU but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to CTU. Therefore, CTU cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.