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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.

    Online Bachelor's Degree Fair

    Drexel University’s undergraduate degrees are designed to put you to work. Whether you’re looking to expand your career or move into a new field, Drexel has the bachelor's program for you. Join us on May 31st from 2 to 4 p.m. to learn more and have your questions answered by a Drexel representative. Register Today!

    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 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 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.

    Computing & Security Technology Core Requirements 
    CT 140Network Administration I3.0
    CT 200Server I3.0
    CT 210Open Server I3.0
    CT 310Open Server II3.0
    CT 320Server II3.0
    CT 330Network Administration II3.0
    CT 395Information Technology Security I3.0
    CT 420Information Technology Security II3.0
    Select a concentration in either Computing Technology or Computing Security (See Below)27.0
    Information Science Requirements 
    INFO 101Introduction to Information Technology3.0
    INFO 105Introduction to Informatics3.0
    INFO 108Foundations of Software3.0
    INFO 151Web Systems and Services I3.0
    or CT 230 Web Development I
    INFO 152Web Systems and Services II3.0
    or CT 240 Web Development II
    INFO 200Systems Analysis I3.0
    INFO 210Database Management Systems3.0
    INFO 215Social Aspects of Information Systems3.0
    INFO 310Human-Computer Interaction II3.0
    INFO 355Systems Analysis II3.0
    INFO 365Database Administration I3.0
    INFO 420Software Project Management3.0
    Computing & Informatics Requirements 
    CI 101Computing and Informatics Design I2.0
    CI 102Computing and Informatics Design II2.0
    CI 103Computing and Informatics Design III2.0
    CI 491 Senior Project I3.0
    CI 492 Senior Project II3.0
    CI 493 Senior Project III3.0
    Mathematics Requirements 
    Choose one of the following sequences:12.0
    MATH 101
    & MATH 102
    & MATH 180
    Introduction to Analysis I
    and Introduction to Analysis II
    and Discrete Computational Structures
    MATH 121
    & MATH 122
    & MATH 180
    Calculus I
    and Calculus II
    and Discrete Computational Structures
    MATH 181
    & MATH 182
    & MATH 183
    Mathematical Analysis I
    and Mathematical Analysis II
    and Mathematical Analysis III
    Natural Science Requirements*8.0
    Liberal Studies Requirements 
    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
    COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
    Liberal Studies Electives**12.0
    University Requirements 
    UNIV CI101The Drexel Experience2.0
    or CI 120 CCI Transfer Student Seminar
    CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
    COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
    Free Electives 39.0
    Total Credits188.0

    Also choose Quantitative methods elective from any non-required MATH course, STAT 201, or SOC250


    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

    Concentration in Computing Technology

    Computing Technology Concentration Requirements 
    CT 295Public Key Infrastructure Technology3.0
    CT 335Mobile Applications3.0
    CT 350Network Administration III3.0
    CT 415Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning3.0
    INFO 366Database Administration II3.0
    Computing Technology Electives  
    Select two of the following:6.0
    CT 355
    Wireless Network Security Technology 
    CT 362
    Network Auditing Tools 
    CT 393
    Information Technology Security Risk Assessment 
    CT 402
    Network Security II 
    Security Technology Electives  
    Select two of the following:6.0
    CT 212
    Computer Forensics I: Fundamentals 
    CT 222
    Security and Information Warfare 
    CT 393
    Information Technology Security Risk Assessment 
    CT 415
    Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning 
    Total Credits27.0

    Concentration in Computing Security

    Computing Security Concentration Requirements 
    CT 212Computer Forensics I: Fundamentals3.0
    CT 312Access Control and Intrusion Detection Technology3.0
    CT 400Network Security3.0
    CT 412Information Technology Security Policies3.0
    CT 422Incident Response Best Practices3.0
    CT 432Information Technology Security Systems Audits3.0
    CT 472Security Defense Countermeasures3.0
    Computing Security Electives  
    Select two of the following:6.0
    CT 325
    Operating System Security Architecture I 
    CT 402
    Network Security II 
    CT 393
    Information Technology Security Risk Assessment 
    CT 415
    Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning 
    Total Credits27.0

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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 2017-2018 is $489 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $814 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

    2016-2017 Academic Year

    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

    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2017     

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018 

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018 

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018 

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

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