BS in IT - Self-Designed
Walden University's B.S. in Information Technology program prepares students for careers in the IT field. The Self-Designed concentration option allows students to customize their learning experience and choose programs that match their career goals. Read more about this program here.
Official Program Name:
B.S. in Information Technology with a Self-Designed concentration
School Offering Program:
Walden University's B.S. in Information Technology program teaches students how to install, configure, and operate networks, servers, firewalls, and other aspects of an IT infrastructure. The program encourages hands-on lab activities, cross-functional team collaboration, and real-world problem-solving to help students acquire skill sets that are in demand in the IT field. Students who choose the Self-Designed concentration option also have the opportunity to customize their academic experience and choose several courses from other B.S. in Information Technology concentrations.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.
Estimated Program Length:
Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with Walden University enrollment advisors.
Total Credits Required:
181 quarter credit hours
Financial Aid Available:
Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, tuition-reduction opportunities,* and veteran benefits.
*Only one tuition-reduction benefit may be applied to tuition and fees. Not valid for Tennessee residents.
Courses for a B.S. in Information Technology with a Self-Designed concentration:
Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.
IT Core Courses
|Introduction to Programming||5|
|IT Theory Fundamentals||5|
|Operating Systems Fundamentals and Administration||5|
|Database Management Systems||5|
|Mobile and Emerging Technologies||5|
|Computer Security Fundamentals||5|
|Business Architecture and Process||5|
|Project, Service, and Sourcing Management||5|
|Quality Management Standards for IT||5|
Students can choose any four courses from the other B.S. in Information Technology concentrations to design a program that closely matches their professional goals.
|Developing Student Portfolios for IT||1|
IT Elective Course
|Technology and Society||5|
Furthering Your Education:
Students who complete Walden University's BS in IT - Self-Designed program may be interested in continuing their education in a master's degree program. Earning a master's degree may allow students to advance within their current organization or pursue more advanced employment opportunities.
Master's degree options for program graduates include (but are not limited to):
- Master of Information Systems Management (M.I.S.M.)
- M.S. in Health Informatics
- M.S. in Systems Engineering
- M.S. in Software Engineering
- Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Walden University's BS in IT - Self-Designed program prepares students for a wide range of careers in the IT field. Upon graduation, students may have the ability to perform in highly technical positions and may be able to advance to or pursue positions that are supervisory in nature.
Careers that program graduates may seek include:
- Customer Support/Help Desk Operator
- Database Administrator
- Network Administrator
- Network Security Consultant
- Quality Assurance Professional