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  • Online Cyber Security Degree

    Bachelor of Science in Computing & Security Technology

    The online Bachelor's in Computing and Security Technology program focuses on educating professionals in a variety of corporate, government and non-profit organizations for critical roles in computer system administration and cyber security.

    Drexel University’s computing and cyber security program emphasizes practical hands-on education and provides fundamental concepts that are supplemented by work experience. The curriculum is designed for those currently employed in the field of information technology who are seeking a career change or personal enrichment; or working adults who have already earned an associate's degree or completed approximately two years of college work.

    Learn more about the four fastest growing jobs in the field.

    Upon Graduation, you will be able to:

    • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
    • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
    • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
    • Understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
    • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
    • Recognize the need for and engage in continuing professional development
    • Utilize current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice

    What Can I Do With A Degree in Computing And Security Technology?

    Drexel University’s online BS in Computing and Security Technology prepares you with the foundational knowledge you need to fill critical roles in computing system administration and cyber security within corporate, government or nonprofit organizations. Whether you’re just starting out in your career or are looking to change fields, Drexel’s online cyber security degree is designed to help you gain a competitive edge in the workplace.

    Graduates with a computing and cyber security degree can hold a number of lucrative positions such as:

    • Chief Information Security Officer
    • Information Security Analysts
    • Forensic Computer Analyst
    • IT Security Engineer
    • Security Systems Administrator

    What salary can I earn in Computing?

    While the field of computing covers a wide range of jobs, the most common involve computer systems administration. In fact, computer systems administrator ranked #9 in "Best Technology Jobs" in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 "Best Technical Jobs" rankings. The median salary for a computer systems administrator is $83,510, with the highest paid professionals in the field making over $127,000. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, concerning jobs related to the Computing Technology concentration, "Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations."

    What salary can I earn in CyberSecurity?

    Cyber security professionals can look forward to an increase in job opportunities in the coming years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 31 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations." The average salary in the field is no less encouraging, with the median pay for information security analysts in 2020 coming in at $103,590 per year.

    BS in Computing and Security Technology Degree Online Features

    • Flexible, fully online program you can take at your own pace
    • Choose a concentration in either Computing Security or Computing Technology

    Credit for Prior Learning

    If you've recently completed IT certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, SANS Institute, or Red Hat, you may be eligible to earn additional credit toward your bachelor's degree. Courses within this program also help prepare you for additional certifications, offering the potential for career and salary growth.

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    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    You can transfer up to 90 quarter credits from any accredited institution of higher learning as long as the grade is a C or better. Most credits will fulfill liberal arts or general classes.

    Core Requirements  
    CT 140 Network Administration I 3.0
    CT 200 Server I 3.0
    CT 201 Information Technology Security I 3.0
    CT 210 Open Server I 3.0
    CT 301 Information Technology Security II 3.0
    CT 310 Open Server II 3.0
    CT 320 Server II 3.0
    CT 330 Network Administration II 3.0
    Concentration in either Computing Technology or Computing Security
    (See Below)
    Information Science Requirements  
    INFO 101 Introduction to Computing and Security Technology 3.0
    INFO 102 Introduction to Information Systems 3.0
    INFO 103 Introduction to Data Science 3.0
    INFO 200 Systems Analysis I 3.0
    INFO 210 Database Management Systems 3.0
    INFO 215 Social Aspects of Information Systems 3.0
    INFO 310 Human-Centered Design Process & Methods 3.0
    INFO 324 Team Process and Product 3.0
    INFO 355 Systems Analysis II 3.0
    INFO 365 Database Administration I 3.0
    INFO 420 Software Project Management 3.0
    Programming Requirements 9.0
    Choose one of the following sequences  
    INFO 151
    & CS 171
    & CS 172
    Web Systems and Services I
    & Computer Programming I
    & Computer Programming II
    INFO 151
    & INFO 152
    & INFO 153
    Web Systems and Services I
    & Web Systems and Services II
    & Applied Data Management
    Computing & Informatics Requirements  
    CI 101 Computing and Informatics Design I 2.0
    CI 102 Computing and Informatics Design II 2.0
    CI 103 Computing and Informatics Design III 2.0
    CI 491  Senior Project I 3.0
    CI 496 Senior Project II 3.0
    CCI Electives 6.0
    Mathematics Requirements  
    Choose a Mathematics Sequence
    (If a seqence of less than 8 credits is taken, an additional 2 credits will be added to your free electives.)
    MATH 171
    & MATH 172
    & MATH 173
    Introduction to Analysis A
    & Introduction to Analysis B
    & Introduction to Analysis C

    MATH 121
    & MATH 122
    Calculus I
    & Calculus II
    MATH 180 Discrete Computational Structures 4.0
    STAT 201 Introduction to Business Statistics 4.0
    Natural Science Requirements * 8.0
    Liberal Studies Requirements  
    ENGL 101
    or ENGL 111
    Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research
    or English Composition I
    ENGL 102
    or ENGL 112
    Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing
    or or English Composition II
    ENGL 103
    or ENGL 113
    Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres
    or English Composition III
    COM 230 Techniques of Speaking 3.0
    Liberal Studies Electives ** 12.0
    University Requirements  
    UNIV CI101 The Drexel Experience 2.0
    or CI 120 CCI Transfer Student Seminar
    CIVC 101 Introduction to Civic Engagement 1.0
    COOP 101 Career Management and Professional Development 1.0
    Free Electives 28.0
    Total Credits 185.0

    *Select any non-required courses from the following: ANAT, BIO, CHEM, ENVS, FDSC, NFS, PHEV, PHYS, HSCI, GEO, ENSS.

    **Select any non-required courses from the following: ANTH, COM, ENGL, HIST, PHIL, PSCI, PSY, SOC, WRIT, ECON, ENTP, ARTH, FMST, MUSC, TVST, VSST

    If you pursue a Business Administration Minor, MIS classes do not count towards the Business Administration Minor. You must choose another option to fulfill the Business Administration Minor requirements.

    Concentration in Computing Technology

    Required Courses  
    CT 335 Mobile Applications 3.0
    CT 353 Virtual Environments and Cloud Security 3.0
    CT 355 Wireless Network Security Technology 3.0
    CT 415 Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning 3.0
    INFO 366 Database Administration II 3.0
    Select two: 6.0
    CT 362
    Network Auditing Tools  
    CT 393
    Information Technology Security Risk Assessment  
    CT 412
    Information Technology Security Policies  
    INFO 215
    Social Aspects of Information Systems  
    INFO 315
    Advanced Database Management Systems  
    Total Credits 21.0


    Concentration in Computing Security

    Required Courses  
    CT 212 Computer Forensics I: Fundamentals 3.0
    CT 312 Access Control and Intrusion Detection Technology 3.0
    CT 400 Network Security 3.0
    CT 412 Information Technology Security Policies 3.0
    CT 432 Information Technology Security Systems Audits 3.0
    Select two: 6.0
    CT 250
    IT Security Awareness  
    CT 382
    Applied Cryptography  
    CT 393
    Information Technology Security Risk Assessment  
    CT 414
    Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing  
    CT 415
    Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning  
    Total Credits 21.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • Transfer Students
      • A minimum of 24 previous college semester credits (36 quarter credits) with a grade of C or better, and earned within the past 10 years from a regionally accredited institution
        • Credit for courses in science, mathematics, information technology, computer science, and information science will only be given for courses taken within the past 10 years
    • Non-Matriculated Option
      • Drexel University also offers a non-matriculated option, where you can take courses without being enrolled in a degree-granting program

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended (including trade schools)
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2024-2025 is $591 per credit. (A 40% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $985 per credit)

    The 40% tuition savings applies only to new students and cannot be combined with any other tuition benefits available through Drexel University.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2023-2024 Academic Year


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    Exams Begin

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