Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Security Specialization

Successful organizations use technology to find solutions to all kinds of business challenges. Individuals who understand how to use technology to contribute to productivity and the bottom line are in top demand.

 

BSIT program competencies:

  • Differentiate and evaluate computer operating system, networking and network management, computer system security and IT compliance and governance requirements and best practices.
  • Apply database concepts and capabilities through the creation, organization and maintenance of modern database systems.
  • 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.

Degree Requirements

Courses - General Education

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

ELEELEHUMNHumanities Elective

4.5

ELEELESCIScience Elective

4.5

ELEELESCI1Science Elective 1

4.5

ELEELESCILABScience Lab Elective

1.5

ELEELESCILAB1Science Lab Elective 1

1.5

ELEELESOCSocial Science Elective

4.5

ELEELEUSUS History/US Government Elective

4.5

ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking

4.5

ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research

4.5

MATH109Introduction to Algebra

4.5

MATH112Analytic College Algebra

4.5

MATH225Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics

4.5

PHIL101Introduction to Ethics

4.5

SOCL102Introductory Sociology

4.5

 

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

or

 

HUMELEHumanities Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:66

Courses - Core

CS126Unix Fundamentals

4

 

CS251Fundamentals of Database Systems

4

or

CS250Fundamentals of Database Systems

4

 

CS362Structured Query Language for Data Management

4

CSS150Introduction to Computer Security

4

EM200Introduction to Website Development

4

IT106Introduction to Programming Logic

4

 

IT140Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments

4

or

IT Elective

 

IT190Introduction to IT

4

IT204Fundamentals of Networking

4

IT254Spreadsheet Applications

4

IT401Information Technology Architectures

4

IT425Systems Analysis, Design and Integration

4

MPM210Introduction to Project Management

6

Total Credit Hours:54

Courses: Specialization

CSS200Principles of Network Security

4

CSS250Security Risk Management

4

CSS280Ethical Hacking

4

CSS300Vulnerability Assessment and Management

4

 

CSS321Software Assurance

4

or

IT Elective

 

CSS330Database Security

4

CSS350Computer Forensics I

4

CSS410Cloud Computing, Privacy and Security

4

CSS430Advanced Research in IAS and IT Management

4

CSS441Security Compliance

4

CSS450Security Capstone

4

IT326Network Infrastructure Administration

4

IT454Security Management

4

IT456Security Architecture

4

IT458Disaster Recovery

4

 

MPM357Project 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

MPM332Organizational Leadership

4

MPM344Project Risk Management

4

MPM346Contracts and Procurement

4

MPM434Project Scheduling and Cost

6

MPM468HR 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.

Locations

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