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 fifth 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.

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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

  • November 12, 2019
  • January 07, 2020
  • February 18, 2020

TOTAL CREDITS

184

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)

Program Details

  • Degree Requirements

    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
    Courses: Specialization
    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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*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.