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Cyber Security Bachelor's Degree, B.S.

Technology is woven into nearly every aspect of the modern world, and each new wave of IT innovation and advancement brings exponential risks, vulnerabilities, and full-on cyber crimes. As a specialization in the field of computer science, cyber security provides the defensive frontline needed to prevent and protect against increasingly sophisticated and alarmingly frequent information attacks, cyber threats, breaches, and scams manipulated by cyber criminals.

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security offered through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies equips you with the fundamental tools and training needed to secure a consistently dependable and resilient cyber space for all. Students in the cyber security bachelor's program will work toward a Certified Information Security System Professional (CISSP) certification path, considered to be the gold standard in the industry.

Program Focus

The Cyber Security program combines cutting edge courses, real-world experiences, and Christian ethics to put your problem-solving skills to work for helping others.

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security program provides you with the required technical skills and sharp business aptitude needed to protect any organization's or individual's critical data assets, utilizing both practical and theoretical frameworks to solve real-world, cyber security problems.

Throughout the course of our online bachelor's program, you will be immersed in foundational knowledge of key areas in the cyber security field, all taught from a biblical perspective, as you learn to apply critical thinking skills to design, develop, and enhance cyber security solutions within cyber security design principles.

    • Program format: 100% online
    • 120 credit hours (36 in Cyber Security major core and 30 in Cyber Security fundamentals core)
    • Courses are taken one at a time and are typically completed in five-week blocks
    • CCU's generous transfer credit policies help you accelerate your degree
    • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
    • Students have direct access to professors who are professionals in the field.
    • Flexibility to complete your degree while working full-time or part-time.
    • Accredited with the Higher Learning Commission
  • Admissions for Adult Undergraduate and Degree Completion Students

    For adult students interested in beginning or completing their undergraduate degree, the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers a variety of flexible educational opportunities. These include bachelor's degree programs that open new doors for your career, associate degree programs to help you build a strong foundation, and certificate programs to give you that extra edge.

    Admission Requirements

    • Complete the adult undergraduate application online.
    • Provide your enrollment counselor with a copy of your state-issued driver's license or a state-issued identification card. This ID must include your photo and be within the expiration date. If you are an international student, visit our international student admissions page for more information or contact your enrollment counselor with any questions.
    • Submit proof of your high school graduation or completion. This must be your high school transcript with graduation date, a copy of your high school diploma, or a copy of your high school equivalent certificate (GED).

    Submit Related Application Materials To:

    To submit application-related materials that were not already submitted through the online application, email them to or mail to:

    Colorado Christian University
    Attn: Registrar's Office/Transcripts
    8787 W. Alameda Ave.
    Lakewood, CO 80226

    Admission to Licensure Programs

    Admission to a licensure program in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies does not guarantee licensure at the completion of the program. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they meet all licensure requirements, which often includes a background check.

    For students who may wish to seek licensure, CCU has provided professional licensure disclosures to aid students in determining specific state requirements for professional licensure. Each state makes the final determination if an individual is eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations of that state at the time a student applies for licensure.

    Admission Timelines

    Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers accelerated degree completion programs for adult students. Courses are typically offered in five-week blocks. You can enter CCU at the beginning of any adult studies course. This gives you the flexibility to start at virtually any time during the year. CCU operates on a standard semester time frame. Semesters include spring, summer, and fall.

    Non-degree Seeking Students

    If you wish to take courses in Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies without working toward a degree, you must apply for a Non-Degree Seeking program on CCU's Adult Undergraduate Admission Application. Please see the Non-Degree Seeking Students website for details

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      If you have questions, contact an Enrollment Counselor by calling 303-963-3311. Our experienced, professional enrollment counselors are here to guide you as you consider going back to college and are equipped to serve the enrollment needs of adult students.

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Putting Your Cyber Security Degree to Use

CCU's Cyber Security degree opens the door for endless opportunities in one of the world's most persistently growing fields, equipping you to learn and apply cyber security technical skills and theory, using the knowledge of sustainable real-world problems and solutions to assess risk management, protect key information assets, and effectively and efficiently identify vulnerabilities in order to defend against any cyber attacks.

  • Designed by cybersecurity professionals to meet the most recent standards and guidelines of the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency, in this degree program students will be armed with the required technical skills and applied business knowledge to positively impact individuals, economic growth, and national security.
  • Through hands-on experiences with real-world cyber security problems, student will engage with security design concepts, security development theory, and secure design for key computer network system assets including information systems security, IT security, network security, computer security, operating systems and more.
  • All coursework in the program combines Christian ethics with strategic skills to have meaningful and vitally important impact reaching far beyond the digital world.
  • A Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security degree is an invitation into one of the most highly sought after and highly compensated professions of the 21st century.

Careers in Cyber Security

The demand for highly skilled, experienced, and educated cyber security professionals is at an all-time high, with specific need for specialized, cyber security skills based on the rate of technology advancement. Due to the severe shortage of cyber security experts, the job market for information security analysts is growing at a rate of 31%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, exceedingly faster than most other professions, with no signs of slowing.

Graduates of the Cyber Security bachelor's degree will be equipped to choose from a variety of career paths with entry-level cyber security jobs including:

  • Security System Administrator
  • Network Support Engineer
  • Cyber Data Analyst
  • Information and Assurance Engineer
  • Cryptographer
  • Cryptanalysts
  • Information Security Analysts
State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.

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