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South University, Cleveland Information Technology Bachelor of Science Degree Program

Information Technology programs offered at South University—cleveland

Program Information

In your search for Cleveland information technology bachelor’s degree programs, choose South University, Cleveland.

Our Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Technology degree program focuses on preparing you with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the theoretical and applied uses of information technology in various business applications.

This Cleveland Information Technology bachelor’s program is designed to provide a foundation for understanding the function and process of computer programming, database design, network design, information security, and software engineering. Students study system analysis, design, and develop code using appropriate programming methodology. Case studies and hands-on projects help students gain the communication skills, critical thinking and technical competencies required in the workplace.

Bachelor’s degree students in the Information Technology program have the opportunity to tailor their degree studies by selecting from four areas of specialization: Network Administration, Web Administration, Database Administration, and Security. These areas of emphasis also represent the variety of information technology fields that students will be prepared to pursue upon graduation from the program, and students can select courses from any of the disciplines to complete their elective requirements, making it possible to specialize their learning even further.

Areas of Specialization

Network Administration and Management

Students can learn to design, install, configure, problem solve and troubleshoot enterprise networks, while achieving business goals by building and maintaining security solutions, LANs, and private and public networks.

Web Development and Administration

This specialization focuses coursework on a variety of Web tools and technologies (such as multimedia, graphics, scripting, authoring tools, imaging tools and animation tools) for use in e-commerce and networking applications.

Database Development and Administration

This specialization presents students with the opportunity to acquire the skills and experience needed to control data, design solutions for data storage (including backup and recovery operations) and transfer database information to physical devices such as wireless units.


Students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of how to secure operating systems and networks as well as defensive design for software applications. This is supported by a case studies course that allows students to decide how they would respond to real-world documented security scenarios.

The Cleveland Information Technology bachelor’s degree program culminates in a capstone project, a two-course sequence that focuses on the student’s overall course of study and allows the student the opportunity to apply the concepts and skills he or she has learned in real and simulated business situations. For students taking courses on-ground at one of the campus locations, ITS 4103 and ITS 4104 involve an ongoing project designed by the student and his or her faculty mentor to demonstrate the capabilities acquired throughout the degree. Completion of this project is necessary for graduation and gives the student an excellent example of work to aid in the hiring process. For purely online students, ITS 4103 remains a project course, but 4104 can be substituted by another elective course. ITS 4104 can also be substituted by a documented internship for which students have been authorized to receive credit; this will involve coordination between the student and the supervising faculty member.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the BS in Information Technology program are prepared for entry-level positions such as:

  • Network and Systems Administrators
  • Network Managers
  • Database Administrators/Network Engineers
  • IT Administrators/Export Managers
  • Global Technical Supervisors
  • Information Security Administrators
  • IT Managers
  • LAN Security Specialists
  • Operations Managers

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