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  • BS in Computing and Security Technology


    The accredited 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 computing security.

    The 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.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    If you've completed IT certifications such as A+, Oracle 9i DBA, Windows 2008+, CCNA and more, you may be eligible to earn additional credit towards your bachelor's degree. Courses within this program also help prepare you for additional certifications, offering the potential for career and salary growth.

    Program Features

    • Flexible, fully online program you can take at your own pace
    • Students may choose a concentration in either Computing Security or Computing Technology
    • Drexel graduates go on to careers as network and database administrators, chief information security officers, and more

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    This program allows transfer of up to 113 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.

    English Requirements 
    COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
    ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
    ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
    ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
    Mathematics Requirements 
    MATH 181Mathematical Analysis I3.0
    MATH 182Mathematical Analysis II3.0
    MATH 183Mathematical Analysis III3.0
    Natural Science Electives*9.0
    Liberal Studies Electives**12.0
    Free Electives 47.0
    Computing and Security Technology Core Requirements 
    CT 200Server I3.0
    CT 320Server II3.0
    CT 140Network Administration I3.0
    CT 330Network Administration II3.0
    CT 350Network Administration III3.0
    CT 210Linux I3.0
    CT 310Linux II3.0
    CT 340Operating Systems Architecture I3.0
    CT 360Operating Systems Architecture II3.0
    CT 380Operating Systems Architecture III3.0
    CT 230Web Development I3.0
    CT 240Web Development II3.0
    CT 400Network Security3.0
    CT 395Information Technology Security I3.0
    CT 420Information Technology Security II3.0
    CT 491Senior Project I3.0
    CT 496Senior Project II3.0
    You must select either a concentration in Computing Technology or Computing Security. See below for details.45.0
    Total Credits185.0


    Select 9.0 credits from the following subject areas: ANAT, BIO, CHEM, ENVS, FDSC, NFS, PHEV, and PHYS. Courses from other departments may be considered with advisor approval.


    You must complete 12.0 credits in Liberal Studies covering a range of subject areas in the humanities and/or social sciences: anthropology, psychology, sociology, political science, history, philosophy, literature, economics, communication, music or art.

    Computing Technology Concentration Requirements 
    CT 100Microcomputer Hardware3.0
    CT 120Microcomputer Operating System3.0
    CT 220Database I3.0
    CT 375Database II3.0
    CT 425Database III3.0
    CT 370Object Oriented Systems Analysis3.0
    CT 290Client Side Programming3.0
    CT 431Project Management3.0
    Computing Technology Electives  
    Select three of the following:9.0
    CT 339
    Computing and Security Technology Practicum 
    CT 385
    Web Development III 
    CT 390
    Server Side Programming 
    CT 392
    Web Development IV 
    CT 405
    Enterprise Programming 
    CT 410
    Linux III 
    CT 430
    Database IV 
    CT 435
    Database V 
    CT 438
    Database VI 
    Additional Security Electives  
    Select any four (4) Security courses from the list of required Computing Security Concentration Courses or from the list of Computing Security electives. 12.0
    Total Credits45.0

    Computing Security Concentration Requirements 
    CT 300Security Technology Models and Architecture I3.0
    CT 312Access Control and Intrusion Detection Technology3.0
    CT 315Security Management Practice3.0
    CT 325Operating System Security Architecture I3.0
    CT 336Internet Protocol Security and Virtual Private Network Technology3.0
    CT 393Information Technology Security Risk Assessment3.0
    CT 402Network Security II3.0
    CT 412Information Technology Security Policies3.0
    CT 415Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning3.0
    CT 422Incident Response Best Practices3.0
    CT 432Information Technology Security Systems Audits3.0
    CT 472Security Defense Countermeasures3.0
    Computing Security Electives  
    Select three of the following:9.0
    CT 212
    Computer Forensics I: Fundamentals 
    CT 214
    Computer Forensics II: Forensics and Investigations 
    CT 215
    Computer Forensics III: Advanced Computer Forensics 
    CT 222
    Security and Information Warfare 
    CT 225
    Data Mining Technology for Security 
    CT 295
    Public Key Infrastructure Technology 
    CT 326
    Operating System Security Architecture II 
    CT 339
    Computing and Security Technology Practicum 
    CT 355
    Wireless Network Security Technology 
    CT 362
    Network Auditing Tools 
    CT 382
    Applied Cryptography 
    CT 407
    Network Security III 
    CT 427
    E-Commerce and Web Security Technology 
    Total Credits45.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or better
      • Credits must be less than 10 years old
    • College GPA of 2.5 or above

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

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


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $479 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $798 per credit)

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • 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

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2016     

    September 19, 2016

    December 3, 2016

    December 5, 2016

    December 10, 2016

    Winter 2017 

    January 9, 2017

    March 18, 2017

    March 20, 2017

    March 25, 2017

    Spring 2017 

    April 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 12, 2017

    June 16, 2017

    Summer 2017 

    June 26, 2017

    September 2, 2017

    September 5, 2017

    September 9, 2017

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