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Take Your IT Career to the Next Level with Specialized Skills

If you’re interested in the information technology (IT) industry, already there, but need more skills to move up, or you’d like to add new IT skills to your resume, an undergraduate specialization in cybersecurity might be for you.


Advance your existing IT knowledge, and turn your desire to protect important data and network security into your dream job. CSU Global’s comprehensive curriculum in this lucrative field prepares you for a career in IT with the following learning outcomes:

  • Protect data and information from cyber threats.
  • Differentiate between various informal security models.
  • Evaluate network vulnerabilities.
  • Understand the ethical and legal issues surrounding information security.

Use these skills to become a valuable asset in the IT profession. Some potential job titles include:

  • Network Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • System Architect


This undergraduate specialization consists of five, lower-division, online, cybersecurity courses for a total of 15 credit hours.

  • ITS360 Introduction to Cybersecurity and Digital Crime
    This course provides students with an introduction to cybersecurity and digital crime to information technology professional interesting in information security. Students will learn about information security threats, dangers, and risks that organizations face in the workplace as well as the ability to analyze potential vulnerabilities that can have an adverse impact on digital assets. Recommended Prior Course: ITS310 or ITS315
  • ITS415 Principles of Cybersecurity
    This course provides an overview of cybersecurity threats, compromises and the related protection mechanisms. Topics include security of communications, networks and infrastructures. The course also discusses best practices in security policy formulation, cyber forensics and prevention of cybercrimes. Overall, the course introduces the latest developments in the field. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an "EX" suffix.)
  • ITS425 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
    This course provides students with the experience needed to secure information systems against attacks such as viruses, worms, as well as other system weaknesses that pose a significant danger to organizational data by using ethical hacking and penetration testing to uncover common techniques used by cyber criminals to exploit system vulnerabilities.
  • ITS455 Digital Forensics and Investigations
    This course provides students with an insight to cyber security professional intrusion detection methods, information security tools, and preventative measures to information security risks. Students will learn how to respond to cyber breaches which includes the recovery, preservation, analysis of digital crime scene evidence, and proper incident response to cyber criminals. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an "EX" suffix.)
  • ITS460 Information Security Legal and Ethical Issues
    In this course students will examine how law, ethics, and technology intersect in organizations that rely on information technology. Students will gain an understanding and insight into issues arising from privacy, secrecy, access control, and policy enforcement, as well as other legal and ethical dilemmas prevalent in today’s organizations.


A specialization in Cybersecurity pairs well with the following:

Why You Should Consider an Undergraduate Specialization

When you earn your bachelor’s degree through CSU Global, you can customize your degree to meet your professional goals and personal interests. With just five additional, lower-division courses, you can earn a specialization along with your bachelor’s degree. Similar to a minor, or degree concentration, an undergraduate specialization lets you explore a second area of interest. Provide proof that you’re dedicated and invested in the career you want with additional skills in the field.

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