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ONLINE BACHELOR'S DEGREE ININFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Become a Technology Leader by Getting Your Online Degree in Information Technology

Earning an online degree in IT from CSU Global will prepare you to join the exciting and rapidly growing field of information technology. Leverage your software engineering and network analysis skills and your knowledge of computers, programming, and other IT tasks to develop a successful career as an IT professional.

The technology sector evolves  faster than virtually any other field. To thrive in this industry, it’s crucial that you intimately understand all the ins and outs of cutting-edge technology, as well as how to maximize the value of different systems.

CSU Global’s online degree in information technology is designed to train you for modern IT jobs and prepare you for the professional certification exams needed to enhance your value in the job market. 

 

Career Outlook

14.96% PAY INCREASE Alumni from CSU Global’s online IT program report receiving an average pay increase of nearly 15% one year after earning their degree.

$77,010 ESTIMATED STARTING SALARY Alumni from CSU Global’s online degree in information technology report an estimated annual starting salary above $77k.

$77,010 ESTIMATED STARTING SALARY Bachelor’s of Information Technology alumni from CSU Global report an estimated annual starting salary above $75k.

NETWORK ENGINEER, IT HELP DESK SPECIALIST, SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR Top three titles held by CSU Global’s Bachelor’s in Information Technology alumni.

Information Technology Responsibilities

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BECOME PROFICIENT IN NEW, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES.

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ANALYZE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SYSTEMS FOR ORGANIZATIONS.

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MEET THE TECHNOLOGY GOALS OF AN ORGANIZATION.

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IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS USER NEEDS IN COMPUTER-BASED SYSTEMS.

Watch a Quick 2-Minute Overview

This quick video covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Why you should consider a Bachelor in IT.
  • Which IT industry certifications our program aligns with.
  • What our online IT degree prepares you to do in the field.

What Information Technology Skills Will You Learn?

Whether you already have experience in the industry and simply lack the degree needed to advance in your role, or you have no prior experience in the field, our B.S. in IT program is designed to train you for a successful career in information technology.

CSU Global’s B.S. in Information Technology program teaches students advanced computer, mathematics, and business skills they can use to effectively integrate IT-based solutions to solve complex organizational problems.

Some of the of the skills you’ll learn our online IT degree program include:

  • Analyze problems, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to the solution.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • Evaluate the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and societies.
  • Use and apply current technical concepts and practices in human computer interaction, information management, programming, networking, and web systems and technologies.
  • Identify and analyze user needs with consideration for the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems.

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Which IT Certifications Does Our Program Help Train For?

As a student in our online bachelor’s in IT program, you’ll develop IT-related knowledge and skills useful for helping you to prepare for professional IT certification exams which are useful for enhancing your resume and making you more attractive to potential employers. 

CSU Global’s accredited online IT degree coursework will provide you with useful information and experience that could help prepare you for the following IT certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • ECCouncil Certified Ethical Hacking
  • Microsoft Server 2016

If you already have professional IT certifications, you’ll also be able to leverage them to save both time and money by turning them into credit toward your IT degree.

Our online IT degree coursework specializes in multiple subject areas to also help you prepare for industry certification exams. 

Please note: Because this program prepares students to work with, administer, and operate a variety of operating systems, students must have access to a Windows-based operating system and the Microsoft Office Suite.

What Information Technology Courses Will You Take?

CSU Global’s Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree requires the completion of 120 total credits, including a mix of core degree courses, general education courses, elective courses, and optional degree specializations and certificates.

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General Education Courses (31 Credits)

CSU Global’s General Education Courses are more than a bachelor’s degree requirement. They are designed to help you develop and strengthen valuable skills demanded in the workplace.

Already taken some courses? Up to 90 total credits (and 64 from community colleges) can be transferred into an online degree in information technology program at CSU Global. Request a Transcript Evaluation Summary to see how close you already are to graduation!

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Core Degree Courses (39 Credits)

  • MTH350 Discrete Mathematics
    This online course provides an introduction to discrete math with a personalized learning approach designed for an Information Technology specialization. The main areas of study include combinatorics, sequences, logic and proofs, and graph theory. Assessments for this course will include discussions, mastery exercises, and critical thinking assignments with several IT-related applications. This course fulfills a general education mathematics requirement. This course is also offered through SSA. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “S” suffix.) Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ORG300 Applying Leadership Principles
    The opportunities for students, in this first course, for all majors are to learn personal and professional leadership styles and drivers by providing an overview of leadership basics. Leadership skills are utilized across fields of study. Regardless of the roles individuals assume in an organization, they will need to communicate effectively, influence others, and understand the way they respond to others and why. The course engages students in discussion, exploration, and application of leadership skills, principles, and practices. Students will learn about the relationships and connections leaders have with individuals and organizations. Topics include leadership communication, motivation, style, and characteristics. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ITS330 Web Design and Development
    This course offers an introduction to design principles, practices, processes, and technologies associated with web design. Students will gain an understanding of HTML programming, cascading style sheets, and JavaScript. Students will explore the effects of web compliance and accessibility standards on web design. Prerequisite: ITS320.
  • ITS335 Human Computer Interaction
    This course provides an introduction to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) theories. Students will gain an understanding of the components required to design, evaluate, and implement and interactive computing system. The course will introduce concepts related to human psychology and perception, computer and interface system design, and system analysis. Prerequisite: ITS330.
  • ACT301 Financial Accounting
    This course is intended for the user of financial information. The goal of the course is to provide the tools for making more informed business decisions. Included are an analysis of the various financial statements, their use, and limitations in making business decisions. A detailed analysis of the components of the financial statement and their economic impact on wealth creation for the organization is emphasized. (This course is also offered through SSA. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “S” suffix.)
  • ITS310 Introduction to Computer-Based Systems
    This course is an in-depth study of personal computer hardware, peripherals, and interfaces. It prepares students for the Essentials portion of the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Students are prepared to diagnose, troubleshoot, and maintain personal computer systems. It also provides a detailed overview of common peripheral devices and discusses how to connect them to personal computers. A simulated lab environment is incorporated into the course.
  • ITS315 Introduction to Networks
    This course provides an overview of computer networks including operating systems, networks, the internet and information system design, and the roles and responsibilities of technology professionals. Students are prepared for CompTIA Network+ and Testout Network Pro certification exams. Students also learn about wireless network and network security, and develop the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot common networking problem and issues.
  • ITS320 Basic Programming
    This course provides a detailed overview of fundamental programming, design, and testing concepts using Python. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of Python scripting and will become proficient in writing modular Python classes. At the core of class method development, students will write Python methods using lists, dictionaries, conditional logic, and looping controls. Recommended Prior Course: ITS310. (This course is also offered through SSA. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “S” suffix.) Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ITS325* Technology, Ethics, and Global Community
    The course provides an exploration of the relationships between science, ethics, and technology, and the understanding of their roles in the global community. Students will understand and apply cyber law to the global marketplace as well as provide examples of Internet business models and how they are impacted by patent law. Students will gain a detailed understanding of the relationship that exists between technology and ethics from a business perspective. Prerequisite: ITS310
  • ITS350 Information Systems and Security
    Education in the need for security, planning, cryptology, and security technologies. Prepares students for CompTIA Security+ certification exam.
  • ITS400 Information Technology Project Management
    Prepares managers to develop an IT strategy that aligns business strategy with IT infrastructure for a competitive advantage. Prepares students for the CompTIA Project+ certification. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an "EX" suffix.)
  • ITS405 Intermediate Networking
    This course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2016 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The course covers implementation, management, maintenance, and provisioning of services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2016 environment. This course aligns with, and prepares students to obtain, the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 certification 70-740: Installation, Storage, and compute with Windows Server 2016. Recommended Prior Course: ITS315. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.) Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ITS410 Database Management
    This course teaches students to design, implement, and use database management systems. Students gain a working knowledge of available software packages, concepts of query languages, software integration services, and security considerations. Students will also learn fundamentals of structured query language (SQL) in developing common queries and reports. (This course is also offered through SSA. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an "SSA" suffix.)
  • ITS420* Advanced Network Systems
    This course presents advanced network and systems concepts to the student utilizing Linux. Students gain an understanding of the basics of networking routing and switching. They also examine and practice the concepts and skills necessary to function as a system administrator in a Linux environment. It prepares students for the Linux+ certification exam. Prerequisite: ITS315. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ITS430 Network Enterprise Solutions
    ITS430 Network Enterprise Solutions provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to deploy, configure, and manage Microsoft Windows Server 2016, a powerful and complex operating system. Over the next eight weeks, you will learn a great deal about Windows Server 2016. This course aligns with, and prepares student to obtain, the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 certification 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016. Prerequisite: ITS315. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ITS480 Information Technology Capstone
    This course will allow for students to complete an academic project that represents a culmination of their knowledge in Information Technology. Students will demonstrate the ability to review, analyze, and integrate appropriate IT concepts into a capstone project.
  • ITS495* Information Technology Practicum
    This course is designed for students as an opportunity to demonstrate program outcomes learned in the B.S. Information Technology under the supervision of both faculty and organizational personnel. Assignments are designed to combine theory and professional practice and include weekly journals, a mid-term conference with the instructor, faculty practicum coordinator, and on-site supervisor, as well as a final report reviewing the practicum experience. Prerequisite: ITS320, ITS410, and ITS430. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.

* ITS325, ITS420, and ITS495 are optional courses that will provide students with practical experience in organizations specific to information technology. ITS495 may not be available in all states; see the State Specific Authorization Policy under Admissions Policies.

Degree Specialization (Optional) (15 Credits)

Elective Courses (Remaining credits to reach 120 total credits)

The remainder of your Bachelor in IT degree is comprised of courses of your choice that support your educational goals and needs. Including a specialization reduces the number of elective credits you'll need to complete your bachelor's degree in Information Technology.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Information Technology?

Workforce.com explains that information technology is the study, design, development implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware.

IT jobs are so important that they can now be found at virtually every organization in every sector of the United States economy. The IT industry isn’t just large, it’s also growing incredibly fast.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment in computer and information technology occupations to grow by 11% by 2029, which is much faster than the average for all occupations, making IT an excellent career option.

The growth in demand for cloud computing, data collection, storage, retrieval and analysis, and information security are all driving additional employment in IT positions.

If you enjoy working with computers, whether your interests lie in software, hardware, networking, programming, or other aspects of the field, then information technology may be an excellent career option.

What Degree Do You Need for IT Jobs?

To build a career as an IT professional, it’s likely that you’ll need to complete a bachelor’s degree program in information technology.

CSU Globlal’s online information technology degree program offers a bachelor of science segree that will prepare you to assume IT duties, ensuring you can provide value to an organization on day one.

Our B.S. in Information Technology is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and it can be completed 100% online, without any set times or locations, monthly class starts, and accelerated courses.

Furthermore, if you have existing IT credentials or certifications, you can also utilize them to earn credit toward your degree or a related certificate at CSU Global.

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology?

Information technology professionals are responsible for understanding the ins and outs of cutting-edge technology, and how the latest systems work together, which means that IT employees may find themselves responsible for a whole series of technology and computer-related tasks, including managing decisions around hardware, software, and data.

Some typical daily job duties of IT professionals include overseeing tasks like:

  • Becoming proficient in new, innovative technologies.
  • Analyzing hardware and software systems for organizations.
  • Meeting the technology goals of an organization.
  • Identifying and addressing user needs in computer-based systems.

Graduates from our online IT program are prepared to work as professionals in the field, helping organizations strategically manage their information technology needs. Earning your Online Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from CSU Global could lead to job opportunities across a wide array of career paths. According to The Best Schools, some typical jobs available to graduates of IT bachelor’s programs include:

  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Software Developers
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Information Systems Managers
  • Hardware Engineers
  • Database Administrators
  • Operations Analysts
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Web Developers

What Jobs Can You Get With a Degree in Information Technology?

CSU Global’s Online Information Technology Classes will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to serve as an effective, skilled, IT professional.

Top job titles for graduates from our IT bachelor’s programs include:

Is a Bachelor’s Degree in IT Worth It?

Yes! While it may take hard work and dedication to complete your degree in information technology, this is an excellent industry to get into and CSU Global’s 100% online information technology program is one of the best ways to enter the field. 

Why should you consider studying with us?

  • Our IT program is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • On average, graduates of our B.S. in Information Technology program received a almost 15% pay increase one year after earning their degree.
  • Alumni from our online IT program report an estimated annual starting salary of $77,010.
  • The top three reported job titles for graduates from our IT program are Network Engineer, IT Help Desk Specialist, and Systems Administrator.

What are the Best Schools for Information Technology?

CSU Global is one of the best online information technology schools, having recently earned several awards, including:

  • A #1 ranking for Most Affordable Bachelor’s in Computer and IT Degrees Online from Great Value Colleges.
  • A #3 ranking for Best Information Technology Degree Programs from Best Value Schools.
  • Two #5 rankings for Best Online Information Technology Degree Programs from both Intelligent and College Choice.
  • A “Gold School” of Distinction award from Best Colleges, making us one of only 15 schools to receive gold rankings, out of more than 2,000 online degree programs

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Self-Study Assessments

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Earn credit for what you’re learned in your career or other educational experience.

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Why Should You Choose CSU Global?

CSU Global provides more than just a diploma. Our career-driven programs are based on real-world concepts designed to help you excel in the workplace from day one. Our Tuition Guarantee ensures that your rate won’t rise from enrollment to graduation, and because we know how hard it can be to juggle education, work, and family responsibilities, our programs can be completed entirely online, with no set times or locations, monthly class starts and accelerated courses.

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“My experience with CSU Global has been amazing! After clicking ‘get more information’ my world was changed. The Enrollment Counselor walked me through each step to make sure I was making the right choices and decisions, then helped with financial aid options and getting me enrolled in my first courses! I wasn’t sure I could go back to school, but with the help of everyone at CSU Global, my dreams seem attainable now. I would totally recommend this online institution to anyone needing to get their bachelor’s or master’s!”

BRANDI CARTER

B.S. in Information Technology Student