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BS in Information Technology

Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program is designed to help students develop the technical and leadership skills needed to pursue managerial positions in corporate IT departments. Read on to find out more about this bachelor's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University-Global Campus

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global Campus bachelor's degree program if they graduated high school (or earned a GED equivalent) and have completed some college. Applicants with less than 12 transferable semester hours of college credit may complete up to 15 credit hours at CSU-Global in non-degree seeking status and then apply for admission to a bachelor's degree program.

Program Description:

After entering Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program, students could learn basic concepts and practices in programming, networking, computer security and various other systems and functions. Major courses could provide study in hardware and software packages, operating systems, Java object-oriented programming, cryptology, database administration and network infrastructures. Some courses area designed to prepare students to take certification exams, such as those for CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+ and Microsoft SQL. Students will have the opportunity for the practical application of concepts and methods studied throughout the program as they design solutions-based business software systems in the final course.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

Colorado State University-Global Campus bachelor's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 120 semester hours of credits. CSU-Global works to maximize the amount of credit that can be accepted in transfer and provides students with as many options as possible to earn credits outside of the classroom in order to reduce educational costs and accelerate time to graduation. Applicants are encouraged to transfer as much college credit as possible (up to 90 semester hours may be accepted).

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology:

Information Technology Major - 10 Courses (Credit Hours):

  • Applying Leadership Principles (3)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • Introduction to Computer-Based Systems (3)
  • Introduction to Networks (3)
  • Basic Programming (3)
  • Information Systems and Security (3)
  • Information Technology Project Management (3)
  • Intermediate Networking (3)
  • Database Management (3)
  • Network Enterprise Solutions (3)

Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses:

Students may complete a specialization that consists of five (5) upper division courses (15 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Completion of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program could lead graduates to further their studies in an advanced degree program. A master's degree might be required for those intending to pursue upper management or executive positions in the field. CSU-Global Campus offers a Master of Information Technology Management program.

Career Paths:

Once they have earned the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, graduates could apply for work as information systems managers or computer systems analysts in corporate IT departments. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), computer and information systems managers are expected to see employment growth of 18% during 2010-2020, while the computer systems analysts have a growth potential of 22% over the same period. Additional fields graduates might consider are:

  • Health Informatics
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management