Program Details

Schaumburg, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Information Assurance & Cybersecurity, Information Assurance & Cybersecurity, Information Assurance & Cybersecurity, Information Assurance & Cybersecurity, Information Assurance & Cybersecurity, Information Assurance & Cybersecurity

Program Overview

Program Description:

As our reliance on computers increases and technology grows more sophisticated, the need for cybersecurity professionals becomes more important to protect users and keep personal information out of the hands of hackers and safe from cyber threats. You can work to prepare to tackle this threat in the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity with an Information Assurance Concentration.

In this program, you will study programming languages like C++, Python, Perl, and SQL, as well as UNIX operating systems. You will also examine database systems and security architecture. In addition to a core computer science curriculum, you will be exposed to the fundamentals of cybersecurity—network security, computer forensics, disaster recovery, cloud security, compliance—in order to build an understanding of the risk that company’s face as owners of internal and consumer information.

You may also:

•    Study how networks function and behave in supporting the requirements of people, processes, and the technology required to build security architecture
•    Research applicable certification and accreditation processes
•    Examine handling of application security, encryption issues, and access control in the cloud environment
•    Identify security issues related to databases and web applications
Earning your BSCS-IA degree could help you prepare to become an asset in the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry.

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At CTU, we pride ourselves on putting students first. Our flexible, online courses are designed to help you build a class schedule around your schedule. With our transfer credit policies and grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable.

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