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 rated among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth 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.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
- Colorado Springs
- Aurora (Denver Area)
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 - 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
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
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
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours MPM332 Organizational Leadership 4 MPM344 Project Risk Management 4 MPM346 Contracts and Procurement 4
Total Credit Hours: 184
National Security Agency and Department of Homeland SecurityThe 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.
Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.
View our tuition resources page for links to information on our civilian and military student tuition, books and fees.Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date
Ways to Save
Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:
- Active duty military status (see the tuition tab for details)
- Number of CTU Fast Track™ courses successfully passed
- Number of credits transferred and accepted from other institutions
- Eligibility for a Corporate Alliances Grant (check with your CTU Admissions Advisor)
- Tuition Reimbursement (talk to your HR Manager)
- Grants or scholarships at CTU
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.
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Classes start January 1, 2019!
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Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student's ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.
New York Attorney General:
Reporting Period: 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2017
Date Submitted: 12/2017
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.
** Learn more about the U.S. News rankings for Colorado Technical University’s online degree programs.