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BS in Information Technology - Advanced Networking

University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Advanced Networking program is designed to provide students with a broad general education base as well as practical knowledge for developing and maintaining networks and information systems. Read more about this specialized IT major here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration* in Advanced Networking

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in this program may enjoy working with computers and may have experience in a computer help desk or systems support role. Applicants should work well independently but should also be able to collaborate effectively. Good problem-solving and critical-thinking skills should also prove helpful. Applicants must have earned a high school diploma or GED.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in the Information Technology with a concentration in Advanced Networking program have the chance to learn about database development, applications design, and IT systems management. Courses are intended to cover circuitry fundamentals as well as radio frequency, digital, and analog technologies. In addition, learners will have the opportunity to explore Web development basics, including extensible hypertext markup language, website upkeep, and search engine optimization practices. Within the concentration area, participants will have the ability to explore concepts in network traffic, security, and disaster recovery. They'll also be able to study operating systems, wired and wireless networks, network protocols, and topologies. Prior to completing this University of Phoenix degree, students will be required to demonstrate their skills through the completion of a network design project.


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Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

To earn this bachelor's degree, students must complete at least 120 credit hours. Of these, 45 credits are in the information technology field and 15 are in the advanced networking specialization. Additional prerequisite courses may be required.

Financial Aid Available:

University of Phoenix participates in many federal student aid programs including grants and loans. There is no charge for processing financial aid applications. Your Enrollment Advisor can discuss these options and walk you through the process while helping you with your application for admission.

*Maryland residents completing this program will earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an emphasis in Advanced Networking.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a Specialization in Advanced Networking:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Please contact your academic advisor to find out if your degree program has any additional or alternative general education requirements and to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Information Technology Courses

  • GEN 195: Foundations of University Studies (3 credits)
  • CIS 207: Information Systems Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • PRG 211: Algorithms and Logic for Computer Programming (3 credits)
  • WEB 240: Web Design Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • POS 355: Introduction to Operating Systems (3 credits)
  • ENG 221: Technical Writing Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • BSA 310: Business Systems (3 credits)
  • BSA 375: Fundamentals of Business Systems Development (3 credits)
  • CMGT 410: Project Planning and Implementation (3 credits)
  • DBM 380: Database Concepts (3 credits)
  • CMGT 400: Intro to Information Assurance and Security (3 credits)
  • NTC 362: Fundamentals of Networking (3 credits)
  • PRG 420: Java Programming I (3 credits)
  • MTH 221: Discrete Math for IT (3 credits)
  • CMGT 445: Applications Implementation (3 credits)
  • NTC 405: Telecommunications and Networking I (3 credits)
  • NTC 406: Telecommunications and Networking II (3 credits)
  • NTC 409: Global Network Architecture and Design (3 credits)
  • NTC 411: Global Network Management, Support, and Security (3 credits)
  • NTC 415: Network Integration Project (3 credits)

Furthering Your Education:

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Advanced Networking, graduates could decide to continue on toward a master's degree. Participating in a graduate-level program could allow individuals to strengthen their knowledge of IT theories and trends, fine-tune their practical skills, and develop their understanding of business management concepts. Obtaining a master's degree could also open doors to a number of other career opportunities.

University of Phoenix offers several related advanced degrees, including:

  • Masters of Information Systems
  • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Technology Management
  • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.

For more information about each of these programs, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the program and other important information, please visit: