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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

4 years

Approximate Program Length

120

Total Credits

$398

Cost per Credit

Online & campus

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Jun 16, 2021

Your IT skills have taken you this far. Our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is designed to help you leverage that experience and prepare you for your next step, sooner.

Transfer eligible credits you already have and potentially earn even more credits for your existing IT industry certifications and work experience. Then, customize your program with elective tracks and certificates in Cyber Network Defense, Advanced Networking and more. See the full list of options in the Specializations section.

  • Design network and cloud infrastructure

  • Develop databases for storage, retrieval and usage of data

  • Secure computer systems from damage, unauthorized use and exploitation

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

Courses per year

Schedule

Both the on-campus and online Bachelor of Information Technology feature the same courses, and your academic counselor will help you schedule them. Please note that on-campus students are required to physically attend class one day a week, typically from 6-10 pm, and additionally you will complete assignments and meet with your learning teams outside of class.

Depending on your location, this program may be offered as Blended. This means you’ll start at a local campus* to complete your general education courses, and then transition to online learning for your core program courses. 

*During COVID-19, while our campuses are temporarily closed, your local campus classes will be held virtually so you can get face-to-face learning at home.

What you'll learn

When you earn your bachelor of information technology online or on campus, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Information technology
  • Networking
  • Cloud infrastructure
  • Data
  • Cybersecurity
  • Programming
  • Internet networking

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a bachelor of information technology?

A BSIT can help prepare you to be a:

  • Computing services director
  • Information systems director
  • Information systems manager
  • Information systems supervisor
  • Information technology director
  • Information technology manager
  • Management information systems director
  • Technical services manager
11 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for computer and information systems managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028.

Tuition

Paying for school

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

Up to $1 million a month in available scholarships

Apply for one of 400 scholarship opportunities this month.

Credit transfer made easy

Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Get credit for what you already know

Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

9

Chief Technology Officers

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

What our students say

Taking one class at a time to get my degree, helped me focus on the coursework we were doing throughout the five weeks.

Wendy R.

BSIT, 2017

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the Bachelors of Science in Information Technology degree

There are many paths to choose from with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree, particularly if you’re choosing electives in a specific area or customizing your degree with a certificate program.  Some top jobs and fields our BSIT prepares you for you are Computer Systems Analyst, Networking, Cybersecurity and Programming.

Information technology (IT) is the use of systems for storing, retrieving and sending information commonly used with computers and telecommunications.  Nearly every company needs IT to keep their business running smoothly.

Information technology involves more of the systems, processes and data that are used with computers.  Computer science is focused more on the machine (computer) itself.  We offer both degree options for you to choose from, depending on which you’re more interested in.  Each of these two degree programs offer elective and certificate options as well, allowing you to customize your education to your career goals.

For starters, University of Phoenix offers career services not only to current students but to all graduates for life. Additionally, our program offers exceptional flexibility. We understand that life happens. Some students have outside jobs, families to take care of or cannot commute. Learn how we can help with time management to take the stress off your shoulders.

Besides our flexibility with 1 class at a time, 5 weeks long with 24/7 access, our faculty has real-world experience in the information technology field and can provide insight. We also offer a variety of certificates that you can add to your Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree that can allow you to become specialized in many different areas.

Best of all, former college students can earn their degrees without completely starting over in their coursework. Click here to learn how we can help with cost-savings programs.

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