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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.

    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

    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.


    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 Computing and Security Technology3.0
    INFO 102Introduction to Information Systems3.0
    INFO 103Introduction to Data Science3.0
    INFO 200Systems Analysis I3.0
    INFO 210Database Management Systems3.0
    INFO 215Social Aspects of Information Systems3.0
    INFO 310Human-Centered Design Process & Methods3.0
    INFO 355Systems Analysis II3.0
    INFO 365Database Administration I3.0
    INFO 420Software Project Management3.0
    Programming Requirements9.0
    Choose one of the following sequences 
    INFO 151
    & CS 171
    & CS 172
    Web Systems and Services I
    and Computer Programming I
    and Computer Programming II
    INFO 151
    & INFO 152
    & INFO 153
    Web Systems and Services I
    and Web Systems and Services II
    and Applied Data Management
    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 a Mathematics Sequence12.0
    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 36.0
    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

    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

    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: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: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: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

    • Transfer Students
      • A minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or better, and earned within the past 15 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.
    • First-Year Students
      • Between 0 – 23 previous college credits from a regionally accredited institution
      • Must have been out of high school for a minimum of 2 years

    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
      • Transfer Students
        • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
      • First-Year Students
        • Official high school transcripts
        • Official ACT/SAT scores
        • 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 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.
      • All students must contact 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

    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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