Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security - Information Assurance Concentration Degree

Information Assurance Concentration
Information systems play an important role in supporting commerce, banking, telecommunications, healthcare, and national security.  As our reliance on computers increases and technology grows more sophisticated, the need for cyber security experts becomes critical to protect users and keep personal information out of the hands of hackers and safe from cyber threats.  The Bachelors of Science in Cyber Security is designed to help students acquire and apply the latest methods, techniques, and tools for securing the public and private sector.

 

Outcomes: Core

  • Evaluate computer and information security needs for an organization
  • Implement continuous network monitoring and provide real-time security solutions
  • Assess risk management policies to ensure adequate protection of critical assets and information
  • Measure the performance of security systems within an enterprise-level computer network
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and update enterprise-level security systems
  • Formulate, update, and communicate short and long term enterprise cyber security strategies
  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments through the analysis of advanced threats and deploy countermeasures

 

Outcomes: Concentration

  • Prepare student to evaluate the information security need of a public and private sectors.
  • Protect the organization adequately by assessing cyber security risk management policies and rules.
  • Investigate computer crimes, properly seizing and recovering computer evidence, and aiding in the prosecution of cyber criminals.
  • Measure the organization system security performance.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain information security system and offer effect and cost efficient real time security solutions for managing them.
  • Formulate, update, and communicate short- and long-term cyber security strategies.

Degree Requirements

Courses: General Education

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics

4.5

ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking

4.5

ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research

4.5

HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

4.5

IT254Spreadsheet Applications

4

MATH109Introduction to Algebra

4.5

MATH112Analytic College Algebra

4.5

MATH203Applications of Discrete Mathematics

4.5

MATH301Data Driven Statistics

4.5

PHIL101Introduction to Ethics

4.5

SCI101Introduction to the Sciences

4.5

SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability

4.5

SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course

1.5

SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

1.5

SOCL102Introductory Sociology

4.5

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

or

HUMNELEHumanities Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:70

Courses: Core

CSS150Introduction to Computer Security

4

CSS200Principles of Network Security

4

CSS250Security Risk Management

4

CSS260Scripting with Perl

4

CSS300Vulnerability Assessment and Management

4

CSS321Software Assurance

4

CSS332Database and Web Vulnerabilities and Security

4

CSS350Computer Forensics I

4

CSS351Computer Forensics II

4

CSS380Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

4

CSS410Cloud Computing, Privacy and Security

4

CSS441Security Compliance

4

CSS450Security Capstone

4

Total Credit Hours:52

Courses: Concentration

CS104Problem Solving Concepts With C++

4

or

CS107Problem Solving Concepts with Python

4

 

CS115Programming With C++

4

or

CS117Programming in Python

4

 

CS126Unix Fundamentals

4

or

CS146Introduction to UNIX

4

 

CS215Intermediate C++ Programming

4

or

CS217Intermediate Python Programming

4

 

CS246Structured Query Language

4

or

CS362Structured Query Language for Data Management

4

 

CS250Fundamentals of Database Systems

4

or

CS251Fundamentals of Database Systems

4

 

CSS370Security Architecture

4

CSS430Advanced Research in IAS and IT Management

4

EM200Introduction to Website Development

4

IT145Client/Server Operating Systems

4

IT204Fundamentals of Networking

4

IT305Advanced Networking

4

IT340Client/Server System and Network Administration

4

IT375IT Management Strategy

4

Tech ElectivesSelect two CSS or CS or IT courses

8

 

Total Credit Hours:64

Total Credit Hours: 186

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.

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus