Information Technology Online Bachelor’s Degree

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IT is integral to nearly any modern industry and employment in the sector is expected to grow much faster than average through the decade. Acquire the skills you need to compete in the field with an online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Degree from National American University. This flexible B.S. program will provide you with a solid technical foundation and the opportunity to design a customized program that best suits your interests and future plans. It will help you prepare for career advancement in management or technical areas in your field of specialization.

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Online Information Technology Bachelor’s Program Overview

This information technology online bachelor’s degree integrates specialized technology and skills into a customized information technology program. It complements previously earned degrees, diplomas, certificates or certifications in specializations such as programming, networks, database, or other related areas. You may be able to transfer credit from your specialized training or create a specialization using approved National American University courses.

The BS in Information Technology Degree also allows you to customize your program with specializations in:

  • Network and Server
  • Web development
  • Information and Network Security

As a graduate of the program, you will be able to:

  • Maintain and troubleshoot hardware and software
  • Design, implement, manage, and maintain relational databases
  • Collaborate with constituents to establish the IT needs of a business and plan appropriate procurement and solution strategies
  • Use project management, system analysis, and design lifecycle framework to develop an information system
  • Use multimedia telecommunications, technical writing, and end-user information systems
  • Solve business problems through structured program analysis and design concepts
  • Apply ethical decision-making models within the information technology framework

Online Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology Classes and Curriculum

The Information Technology Online Bachelor’s Degree program consists of major core and general education core and specialization classes that total 180 credits.

Major and Support Core

64.5 credits

Open Electives

18 credits

General Education Core

57 credits

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Online Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Tuition and Fees

degree Tuition and Fees

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Online Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Career Outcomes

Maintaining the integrity and security of Information technology systems is critical in today’s digital world. IT professionals continue to be in high demand in businesses, corporations, non-profit, government, and private institutions. The online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program prepares you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities you’ll need for a rewarding career in the field of information technology. Whether you seek an entry-level position or career advancement in IT, the BS-IT will help you develop foundational knowledge in the principal areas of information technology, focusing on software development and system management, that can be applied in a variety of industries. Entry-level and advanced career positions include:

  • Application Developer
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • System Support Specialist
  • System Analyst
  • Technology Consultant

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Online Information Technology Associate Degree?

  • Entry-level Job Seekers: The Information Technology degree is a great first step if you are seeking an entry-level IT position. Employers are searching for graduates who possess not only foundational knowledge in the principal areas of information technology, but also strong critical thinking skills, technical abilities, leadership skills, appropriate ethical perspectives, and the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate.
  • Information Technology Professionals: You are a great fit for this program if you already hold a position in information technology and are looking to advance your career. The program includes opportunities to expand and update your knowledge and practice through application-based discussions with practitioner faculty, and the completion of analytical research assignments, group activities, and technology simulations.

Course Listing (180 Credits)

CI1320     Computer Concepts

CI1420     Principles of Programming

CI2011     Introduction to Database

CI2211     Internetworking Fundamentals

CI2440     Introduction to Computer Security

CI3010     Linux

CI3070     Human-Computer Interaction – User-Centered Design

CI3140     Systems Architecture

CI3155     Computer Ethics

CI3310     Website and Web Application Design

CI4220/MT 4230     Project Management

CI4221     Systems Analysis and Design

CI4223     Integrative Systems Project

MT1050     Introduction to Business

 

Communications

EN1150      Composition I

Science

SC Science Elective

Humanities

HU2000     Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Behavioral/Social Science

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

General Education (13.5 Credits)

General Education Elective

Communications

EN1300     Composition II   4

EN2100     Speech OR
EN2150     Interpersonal Professional Communication

EN3050     Technical Communications

Mathematics

MA2000     Quantitative Reasoning

MA3000      Business Statistics

General Education

CS2080     Career Management

 

Specialty Courses

CI3679     Windows Operating System and Server Administration Fundamentals

CI4121     Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server

CI4131     Networking with Windows Server

CI4141     Identity with Windows Server

CI4291     Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices I

CI4292     Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices II

CI3091     Database Design & Management

CI3315     Web Design & Programming

CI3380     Client Side-Scripting and Open Communication

CI4035     Server-Side Applications with PHP and MySQL

CI4040     Designing User Interfaces & Multimedia

CI4085     Responsive Web Development

Required Course:

MGT360     Information Security

Choose Three of the Below:

CI3710     Internet Security

CI3715     Cybercrime and Information Systems

CI3725     Network Security

CI3730     Computer Forensics

6000DC+ or Elective

6000DC+ or Elective

6000DC+ or Elective

Elective

6000DC+: Students who do not have a 2.75 CGPA or applicable transfer credit will enroll in an appropriate undergraduate course. Transfer credit may replace major core, emphasis core, or open elective 6000DC+ and 3000+ courses.

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.