Cyber Security Bachelor's Degree Program

Cyber Security

Our Cyber Security bachelor's degree program prepares individuals for a career as a security professional.

Our Cyber Security major's curriculum prepares students for success in IT Security, Cyber Security, Information Assurance, and Information Systems Security. It is designed for students with some background in computers.

The field of Cyber Security offers many opportunities for workforce employment and career advancement. A description of the various Cyber Security-related job roles, descriptions and competencies can help you select which courses are right for you and assist you in charting your career in this growing field.

Charter Oak State College offers college credit for CISSP certification

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  • ITE 102: Introduction to Computer Science 3 credits
    or
    ITE 101: Management Information Systems 3 credits
  • ITE 220: Networking and Data Communications 3 credits
  • ITE 145: Fundamentals of Information Systems Security 3 credits
  • CSS 146: Legal Issues in Information Security 3 credits
  • CSS 230: Managing Risk in Information Systems 3 credits
  • CSS 245: Security Policies & Implementation 3 credits
  • CSS 345: Auditing IT Infrastructure for Compliance 3 credits
  • CSS 346: Access Controls, Authentication and PKI 3 credits
  • CSS 435: Fundamentals of Network Security 3 credits
  • CSS 436: Systems Forensics, Investigations and Response 3 credits
  • CSS 437: Hacker Techniques, Tools and Incident Handling 3 credits
  • CSS 438: Security Strategies for Web Apps and Social Networking 3 credits
  • Please choose two of the following: 6 credits
    CSS 347: Security Strategies in Windows OS/Applications
    CSS 348: Security Strategies in Linux OS/Applications
    CSS 448: Cyberwarfare
  • CSS 490: Capstone 3 credits
  • Total45 credits

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a major in Cyber Security will be able to:

  1. Explain the landscape, key terms, and concepts related to the many layers of information systems security.
  2. Explore and explain the fields in digital forensics and cyber policy analysis.
  3. Create policies and standard operating procedures for organizations that are ethically, morally, and legally sound while recognizing ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities.
  4. Identify and critically assess issues and concepts related to the protection of information and information systems.
  5. Use risk management principles to assess threats, vulnerabilities, countermeasures and impact contributions at risk in information systems.
  6. Illustrate and explain fundamental architectures of networks and the Internet, as well as their underlying principles.

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Additional Earnings

Bachelor’s degree holders make $1 million more on average over their lifetime compared to their peers who have only a high school degree.*

Opportunity

Employees with a bachelor’s degree now make up 57 percent of total wages earned. **

More Jobs

99 percent of jobs created since the recession (December 2007 - June 2009) went to individuals with at least some postsecondary education.**

* Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs?
** Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots, 2016


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