Online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Degree

An information technology degree can help you build expertise in core IT concepts, preparing you for IT careers where you design, implement and administer computer-based information solutions. In this ABET accredited program, you'll take several courses in programming language, cloud-based software- and security to build a foundation in information technology.

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Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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Are you interested in the implementation and maintenance of information solutions that are critical to modern businesses? Information technology graduates who complete this ABET-accredited program develop the following competencies:

  • Configuring and managing complex computer and database systems.
  • Creating network architectures in cybersecure infrastructures.
  • Full stack development.

What is an information technology degree?

 

An IT degree helps graduates develop the knowledge and abilities to:

  • Manage big data and computer networks in professional contexts.
  • Monitor and improve the security of these key technology assets.

From the start of this IT degree program, you'll develop a basic grasp of computer programming languages. Then, throughout the information technology degree program, you will build knowledge and practical expertise in information systems, networking and security.

How long does it take to get an information technology degree?

 

Full-time students can complete a bachelor’s degree in about four years. The Bachelor of Science in information technology degree at Arizona State University is 120 credit hours and can be spread across multiple terms. On average, learners commit about six hours of actual time per credit hour, per week to the program. Each class lasts 7.5 weeks, with a total of 40 classes.

You can specialize your IT education through two focus areas in your junior or senior years. Choose between networking and security or information systems. By following specialized tracks in your IT degree online, you can prepare for your transition into the professional world with a strongly defined and functional set of abilities.

You can find out more about student enrollment and graduation data in our factbook.

What IT courses will I take?


IFT 103: Operating System Architecture


IFT 166: Introduction to Internet Networking


IFT 200: Information Modeling, Storage and Retrieval


IFT 202: Foundations of Information and Computer System Security


IFT 220: Managing Configurations and Active Directory


IFT 250: Introduction to UNIX Utilities


IFT 266: Network Information Communication Technology


IFT 301: Web Programming for Human Computer Interface


What can you do with an information technology degree?

Earning an IT degree online can open the doors to a variety of positions tied to the management, oversight, improvement and administration of information systems in the public and private sectors. The overall need for IT professionals continues to grow. Roles common in the IT field include:

Computer Network Administrator


Growth: 6.1 %
Salary: $81,100

Computer Network Analyst


Growth: 6.5 %
Salary: $104,650

Computer Network Technician


Growth: 8.3 %
Salary: $62,340

Computer Systems Analyst


Growth: 9.1 %
Salary: $88,270

Database Administrator (DBA)


Growth: 11.5 %
Salary: $87,020

Information Security Analyst


Growth: 28.5 %
Salary: $95,510

Security Manager


Growth: 8.0 %
Salary: $105,610

Learn from leaders in engineering and technology

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 40 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last four years.

Learn from leaders in engineering and technology

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 40 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last four years.

Apply to the ASU Online information technology program

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Earn your IT degree from one of the best engineering schools in the nation

Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from the U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

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