Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Security Specialization

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology


The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) degree program provides instruction in computer system architecture, networking, database and security, as well as broad technical subjects such as programming, network management, system administration, cloud computing, IT system development, project management and ethics. This program has a General Track and six specializations: Data Management, Network Management, Security, Software Application Programming, Software System Engineering, and Web Development.

The BSIT program is designed to provide students with a strong technical background as well as analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills that enable them to contribute as professionals to a variety of technical roles, which can include planning, designing, developing, integrating, configuring, administrating, and supporting various types of enterprise information systems, ranging from email and any type of data servers, to cloud computing based mission critical business specific IT applications and services, within the various fields of information technology and the high-tech industry.

Program Learning Outcomes:

General:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem, and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the IT discipline.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse audiences the technical information that is consistent with the intended audience and purpose.
  • Make informed judgments and include unique perspectives of others in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively on teams and employ self- and peer-advocacy to address bias in interactions, establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce deliverables.
  • Identify and analyze user needs and consider them during the selection, integration, and administration of computer-based systems.

Specialization Learning Outcomes:

Security:


  • Recommend technical requirements necessary for the management of security and implementation of effective security strategies, policies and procedures.

 


Degree Requirements

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 - 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

ENGL104Introductory Written Communication

4.5

ENGL105Professional Written Communications

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: 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

Effective April 3, 2018, the Project Management Focus is no longer available for future enrollments at the Colorado Springs and Aurora Campuses.
MPM332Organizational Leadership

4

MPM344Project Risk Management

4

MPM346Contracts and Procurement

4

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