Online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Are you interested in designing and implementing computer-based information solutions for today’s knowledge-based problems? Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in information technology (IT) may be an ideal fit. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to step into critical roles across industries, such as in cybersecurity, database systems management, software development, quality assurance and more.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What is an online information technology degree?

This IT degree online is a multidisciplinary program that covers technology from software to hardware. In your courses, you’ll gain applied skills, such as designing and developing viable information technology solutions, managing big data and computer networks and improving the security of technology assets.

Information technology is a broad field, which is why you’ll have an opportunity to specialize in your areas of interest. In addition to completing core courses, you can choose from three areas of focus in your junior or senior years, including:

  • Cybersecurity/security.
  • Information systems.
  • Networking.

This bachelor’s degree can be completed as part of an Accelerated Master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a master’s degree in as little as one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This opportunity saves you time and money while giving you advanced knowledge in your field. Applicable master's degrees include:

What will I learn in an online IT degree program?

 

In this information technology degree, you’ll gain the expertise needed for designing, developing, implementing and managing information solutions. You’ll learn how to use a combination of critical thinking and tactical operational skills to improve how organizations use technology.

Depending on the specialization you choose, your courses will cover timely topics in information technology, such as cloud computing, computer architecture, data management, networking, software development and more. You’ll also practice several programming languages in your courses, including Python, Java, Unix and SQL.

Why should I earn an online IT degree online?

 

An information technology degree can lead you to lucrative career opportunities in information management functions of IT departments. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 15% from 2021 to 2031, which is much faster than average for all occupations.

You’ll graduate from this ABET-accredited program prepared for roles that allow you to innovate how organizations use computer technology to build information systems. Additionally, you’ll have a set of in-demand competencies, such as configuring and managing computer and database systems, creating network architectures in cybersecure infrastructures and full-stack development.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

What IT courses will I take?

In this online IT degree, you’ll take a set of information technology-focused STEM and core, general education and focus area courses for a balanced, well-rounded curriculum. You’ll explore topics from information system security to advanced systems configuration. The program culminates in a capstone project you’ll complete over two semesters, which involves developing a viable technology solution that positively impacts your community. 


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?

IT roles and departments are vital to organizations in all industries across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Earning an IT degree online can open doors to a variety of positions related to the management, oversight, improvement and administration of computer information systems. Program graduates have gone on to work for respected, well-known companies like Banner Health, Amazon, Google and Microsoft. The roles you can pursue in IT include, but aren’t limited to:

Computer Network Administrator


Growth: 2.5 %
Salary: $90,520

Computer Network Analyst


Growth: 3.5 %
Salary: $126,900

Computer Network Technician


Growth: 7.0 %
Salary: $68,050

Computer Systems Analyst


Growth: 9.6 %
Salary: $102,240

Database Administrator (DBA)


Growth: 7.0 %
Salary: $99,890

Information Security Analyst


Growth: 31.5 %
Salary: $112,000

Security Manager


Growth: 4.6 %
Salary: $99,030

Learn from leaders in engineering and technology

Of the 320+ 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 members.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 55 Young Investigator Awards received in the last 10 years.

Learn from leaders in engineering and technology

Of the 320+ 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 members.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 55 Young Investigator Awards received in the last 10 years.

How to apply

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Competency requirements

Additional admission requirements

High school equivalency

Homeschool

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Earn your IT degree online 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 U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

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Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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