Information Technology Security Degrees

Information Technology Security Degrees

Become a leader in a critical and high-demand field

About the Campbell Adult and Online Education (AOE) Information Technology Security Bachelor of Science

In today’s high-tech world, information technology and information security go hand in hand. Organizations in the private and public sectors need specialists trained in the tools, policies, and protections that guide the use of the critical information and technology needed to grow, manage and sustain an organization. The AOE four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program in information technology security (ITS) develops information technology professionals who are well-rounded in both IT management and information security.

The ITS program focuses on the changing role of IT in the 21st century and emphasizes all aspects of information assurance – information security, safe computing, information privacy and security, and internet safety. The curriculum highlights the role of information security in personal and corporate computing and trains students in intelligence creation, storage, and distribution so they graduate ready to take on challenges created by the ever-evolving IT industry.

Information Technology Security BS Learning Outcomes

The ITS program learning outcomes are based on the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework for information security and cyber-related education and cover:

  • Understanding the key concepts of Information technology
  • Developing a solid background in database management, systems design, and networking
  • Developing a well-rounded understanding of the security framework as it applies to the IT domain, including the internet, associated intranet, or any network
  • Understanding data centers and data compliance management (Legal)  
  • Understanding implications of social media in the corporate world
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Why Choose Campbell AOE for Your Degree in Information Technology Security?

The AOE information technology security program provides you with a broad knowledge base in several core areas, including fundamentals of information technology, internet applications, programming languages, database management, technology management,  systems design and development, technology networks, and information security.

  • Train for a field experiencing explosive growth as the challenges of data and information management and the accompanying needs for security increase daily.
  • Customize your degree beyond the core requirements to focus on the area that most interests you in one of two concentrations: information security or technology management.
  • Leverage the flexibility of taking your information technology security degree online or at one of three campuses — in a program specifically designed for the needs of online, adult learners, and military students.
  • In the online program, learn from program faculty who are specialized in online instruction.
  • Benefit from accelerated 8-week terms that allow you to complete your degree sooner and put your new skills to work faster.
  • Get a more personal experience with smaller class sizes, allowing greater connection/interaction with your instructors.
  • Complete a workplace-ready Capstone project that highlights your area of interest and the skills you have learned in the program. Most of our students secure jobs based on their Capstone projects.

IT Security Degree Concentration Tracks - AOE

The AOE Information Technology Security program offers two concentration tracks that allow you to focus your degree to meet your personal career goals:

This concentration allows you to focus your degree work on technology management and information security.

Locations:
Online | Camp Lejeune | Fort Bragg | Raleigh

Credit Hours: 124

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This concentration allows you to focus your degree work on technology management and information security. 

Locations: Online | Camp Lejeune | Fort Bragg | Raleigh

Credit Hours: 124

The BAS Program Requirements: The BAS program is for those who already have an AAS degree in Computer Science or Information Technology from a regionally accredited college or technical school OR have completed a military service school that has a minimum of 10 semester hours of qualifying applied science credits as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE), and/or been awarded the Military Occupational Specialty.

View the Curriculum Plan for full requirements

This degree introduces students to a broad range of subjects, including information security and countermeasures, threat analysis and management, internet applications, Windows operating environment, and information technology fundamentals.

Locations:
Online | Camp Lejeune | Fort Bragg | Raleigh

Credit Hours: 62

View Curriculum Plan

In this concentration, you will focus on information assurance with an emphasis on e-commerce and software engineering.

Locations:
Online | Camp Lejeune | Fort Bragg | Raleigh

Credit Hours:

View curriculum plan

In this concentration, you will focus on information assurance with an emphasis on e-commerce and software engineering.

Locations: Online | Camp Lejeune | Fort Bragg | Raleigh

Credit Hours: 124

The BAS Program Requirements: The BAS program is for those who already have an AAS degree in Computer Science or Information Technology from a regionally accredited college or technical school OR have completed a military service school that has a minimum of 10 semester hours of qualifying applied science credits as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE), and/or been awarded the Military Occupational Specialty.

View the Curriculum Plan for full requirements

This degree will introduce you to a broad range of subjects, including the Windows operating environment, database management, systems analysis/design/development, internet applications and information technology fundamentals.

Locations:
Online | Camp Lejeune | Fort Bragg | Raleigh

Credit Hours: 62

View Curriculum Plan
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The Information Technology Security BS Curriculum

AOE are courses designed in eight-week accelerated terms to allow flexibility for adult learners. Courses vary from semester to semester. Please consult the academic catalog for the most up-to-date information.

Courses You Will Take

The AOE information technology security program introduces you to a broad range of foundational and specialty areas depending on your unique interests: 

  • Database Management
  • Networking
  • Web Development
  • Information System Compliance
  • Knowledge Management
  • Threat Analysis and Security
  • Computer Forensics
  • Threat Analysis and Management
  • Information Compliance Management
  • Wireless and Mobile Systems

Skills You Will Learn

The Information Technology Security curriculum teaches you to think critically and apply tools and techniques to manage and secure information and technology systems. Among the specific skills you will develop: 

  • Problem-solving 
  • Data analytics 
  • Systems analysis and maintenance 
  • Software applications 
  • Programming
  • Coding
  • Logical reasoning

Jobs in Information Technology Security

In general, our ITS graduates work in a variety of fields including the private sector, banking,  business, government, and education. The analytical skills and knowledge gained through the study of ITS can lead to career opportunities in a wide variety of fields.

With a graduate degree, job opportunities expand exponentially.  Many companies will pay for employees to get their master’s degrees to further their training.  Jobs within federal agencies often require master’s degrees.

Possible careers include:

  • Corporate security 
  • Systems analyst
  • Technical consulting
  • Web/internet security and intelligence
  • Computer crime investigation
  • Web programming and system design
  • Network security analyst
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Software development
  • Security analyst
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Compliance officer
  • Junior programmer 
  • Database developer

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