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 specialization 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 28 percent from 2016 - 20261 — much faster than the overall occupational average.
The BSIT in Security:
- Is designed in accordance with standards set by CompTIA and may help students prepare for the Security+ certification*.
- 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 sixth 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 2020 best online programs.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
- April 07, 2020
- May 19, 2020
- July 07, 2020
- Colorado Springs
- Aurora (Denver Area)
Courses - General Education
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing 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 4.5 Total Credit Hours: 66
Courses - Core
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CS126 Unix Fundamentals 4 CS251 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4 or CS250 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4 CS362 Structured Query Language for Data Management 4 CSS150 Introduction to Computer Security 4 EM200 Introduction to Website Development 4 IT106 Introduction to Programming Logic 4 IT140 Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments 4 or IT Elective IT190 Introduction to IT 4 IT204 Fundamentals of Networking 4 IT254 Spreadsheet Applications 4 IT401 Information Technology Architectures 4 IT425 Systems Analysis, Design and Integration 4 MPM210 Introduction to Project Management 6 Total Credit Hours: 54
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CSS200 Principles of Network Security 4 CSS250 Security Risk Management 4 CSS280 Ethical Hacking 4 CSS300 Vulnerability Assessment and Management 4 CSS321 Software Assurance 4 or IT Elective CSS330 Database Security 4 CSS350 Computer Forensics I 4 CSS410 Cloud Computing, Privacy and Security 4 CSS430 Advanced Research in IAS and IT Management 4 CSS441 Security Compliance 4 CSS450 Security Capstone 4 IT326 Network Infrastructure Administration 4 IT454 Security Management 4 IT456 Security Architecture 4 IT458 Disaster Recovery 4 MPM357 Project Performance and Quality Assurance 4 or IT Elective (4) 4 Total Credit Hours: 64
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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Classes start April 7, 2020!
1. Source: www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm#tab-6
*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.