Online IT Security Degree
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Security
For organizations of all sizes, data security is a high priority. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology with a Security concentration from CTU, you’ll have the opportunity to examine how to tackle the ever-evolving threats from hackers, thieves, and malware.
While the threat of increasingly complex cyberattacks exist, demand for security professionals is expected to be high. Employment in information security analysts is projected to grow 31 percent from 2019 - 20291 — much faster than the overall occupational average.
The BSIT in Security:
- 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 ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh year in a row*
At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedule helps 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.
* CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
- August 03, 2021
- September 14, 2021
- October 26, 2021
- Colorado Springs
- Denver South
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Courses - General EducationCredits
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours COMS102 Dynamic Interactions and Professional Presence 4.5 ELE Humanities Elective 4.5 ELE Science Elective 4.5 ELE Science Elective 1 4.5 ELE Science Lab Elective 1.5 ELE Science Lab Elective 1 1.5 ELE Social Science Elective 4.5 ELE US History/US Government Elective 4.5 ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5 ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5 MATH109 Introduction to Algebra 4.5 MATH112 Analytic College Algebra 4.5 MATH225 Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics 4.5 PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5 SOCL102 Introductory Sociology 4.5 UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5 or HUMELE Humanities Elective Total Credit Hours: 66
Courses - CoreCredits
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CS119 Introduction of Programming 4 CS126 Unix Fundamentals 4 CS251 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4 or CS250 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4 CS346 User Interface Design 4 CS362 Structured Query Language for Data Management 4 CSS150 Introduction to Computer Security 4 CSS200 Principles of Network Security 4 EM200 Introduction to Website Development 4 IT100 Introduction to Information Technology 4 IT140 Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments 4 IT175 Introduction to Cloud Computing 4 IT204 Fundamentals of Networking 4 IT225 IT Support Systems 4 IT304 Computer Networks and Communications 4 IT326 Network Infrastructure Administration 4 IT401 Information Technology Architectures 4 IT415 Business Intelligence 4 IT425 Systems Analysis, Design and Integration 4 IT496 ISM Team Project 4 MPM210 Introduction to Project Management 6 Electives Select 12 credits of IT related courses 12 Total Credit Hours: 94
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CSS280 Ethical Hacking 4 CSS300 Vulnerability Assessment and Management 4 CSS321 Software Assurance 4 CSS350 Computer Forensics I 4 CSS380 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning 4 CSS441 Security Compliance 4 Total Credit Hours: 24
Total Credit Hours: 184
Accreditations and Alignments
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.
Outcomes for this program align with the educational standards of ABET.
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Program details are provided lower on the page.
Classes start August 3, 2021!
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm (visited January 20, 2021).