Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Security

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Security explores general methodologies used to assess and manage risks to information security and examines the activities involved in the process of information security risk management for a business organization. The project-based curriculum is designed to help you prepare with industry-relevant, firsthand knowledge of the design, development and delivery of high-quality IT projects aimed at meeting management expectations. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of network security and will have the opportunity to create a portfolio of projects they could use to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to prospective employers.

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184

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

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

    Courses - Core
    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
    Courses - General Education
    COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing 4.5
    ELEELEHUMN Humanities Elective 4.5
    ELEELESCI Science Elective 4.5
    ELEELESCI1 Science Elective 1 4.5
    ELEELESCILAB Science Lab Elective 1.5
    ELEELESCILAB1 Science Lab Elective 1 1.5
    ELEELESOC Social Science Elective 4.5
    ELEELEUS 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: Specialization
    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
    Students choosing a Project Management focus will take the courses listed below in the Project Management track in place of CSS410, CSS430, CSS450, IT326, IT454, IT458
    MPM332 Organizational Leadership 4
    MPM344 Project Risk Management 4
    MPM346 Contracts and Procurement 4
    MPM434 Project Scheduling and Cost 6
    MPM468 HR Project Management 6

    Total Credit Hours: 184

    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.

  • Tuition

    Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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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.

  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Design, create, evaluate, and evolve enterprise architectures
    • Solve complex problems through the ability to program in at least one high level programming language
    • Implement the goals, processes and techniques of software engineering through the development of a software application or using other software application supported by a project plan
    • Integrate applications, technology and devices to support Web development and augment solutions through the evaluation of emerging media and emerging technology
    • Apply project management concepts such as risk management, planning, scheduling, team building, leadership, project control, quality assurance, scope management, and change control
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