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BS in Information Technology

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program offers students the chance to develop a thorough knowledge of the information technology (IT) field. Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in applying to this bachelor's program should desire to develop their skills in working with information technology. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program prepares its students for working in the information technology field. Students can tailor their program of study by choosing an area of concentration in network administration, programming and software development, IT management, information security and assurance. Through this program, students will learn how to solve IT problems and use critical thinking skills in the modern workplace. Students will complete either a capstone experience or an internship as part of the program to help develop and test the skills they've learned.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

180 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program consists of 33 general education core requirements, and an extensive 105 credits in the major itself. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (33 credits)

  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace
  • College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • Fundamentals of Science
  • Choose one of the following:
    • The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Major Requirements (105 credits)

  • Foundations of Technical Communication
  • Website Development
  • Microsoft Office Applications on Demand
  • Database Concepts Using Microsoft Access
  • Information Technology Concepts
  • Software Development Concepts
  • Software Design and Development Concepts
  • Database Concepts
  • Networking Concepts
  • Network Security Concepts
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Introduction to Management
  • Project Management I
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Technology Infrastructure
  • Principles of Information Systems Architecture
  • Advanced Database Concepts
  • IT Consulting Skills
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Bachelor's-Level Information Technology Internship
    • Bachelor's Capstone in Information Technology

Elective Requirements (42 credits)

  • Open Elective Credits

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Some students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program choose to pursue a master's degree or postgraduate certificates to develop their skills and broaden their career prospects.

Potential master's degree or graduate certificate options include:

  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Security

Career Paths:

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program at Purdue University Global provides students with the knowledge necessary to use information technology in the workplace.

Possible career options for graduates include:

  • Database administrator
  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Software developer
  • Information technology consultant

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