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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Online Bachelor’s Degree 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: Nov 3, 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.

  • Business Process

  • Cybersecurity

  • Information Systems

  • Operations

  • Systems Analysis

A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

Look for the skills icon to see exactly which in-demand skills you’re learning in the courses you take.

Skills-aligned program

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.

If you are located in Phoenix, this program may be offered as Blended. This means you’ll start at the Phoenix campus* to complete your general education courses, and then transition to online learning for your core program courses.

*During COVID-19, while campus is temporarily closed, your 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.

You'll learn how to: 

  • Design network and cloud infrastructure
  • Develop databases for storage, retrieval and usage of data
  • Secure computer systems from damage, unauthorized use and exploitation

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a bachelor of information technology?

A BSIT can prepare you to be a:

  • Computer services Director

  • Information systems director

  • Information technology director

  • Management information/systems director

  • Information system supervisor

  • Information systems manager

  • Information technology manager

  • 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

Fixed tuition. No Surprises

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the US every year, our Tuition Guarantee locks in your tuition rate from start to finish of your program.

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.

We’ve expanded our $1M scholarship commitment.

We believe scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. Now, starting with your first course, every new, qualifying student is awarded up to $3,000.

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.

Looking to explore more savings options with University of Phoenix?

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 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

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

We don’t know what the field is going to look like three years from now. We just know the threats are growing exponentially. We have to prepare the workforce to be prepared to take on those threats.”

Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz

Faculty, College of Business & IT

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 Bachelor 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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