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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Prepare to Work in a Fast-Paced, Ever-Changing Industry

At South University, our Information Technology program can help you develop a strong foundation in computer programming, database design, network design, information security, and software engineering, and prepare to you to keep up and stay ahead of the continually changing digital landscape.

Build Critical IT Knowledge & Skills

All businesses rely on information technology (IT) systems. This field requires knowledgeable specialists who can adapt and thrive within today’s constantly evolving technology world, and that’s exactly what our Information Technology degree online and campus programs are built to deliver.

Our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology programs can prepare you to understand both the theoretical and applied uses of IT across various business settings. Our curriculum can help you develop the communication and teamwork skills, critical thinking, project planning, and technical competencies required for building successful information technology careers.

As you advance in the program, you can grow from a basic knowledge of how information systems operate and support business functions, to understanding their inner workings and how they communicate with other systems. Eventually, you can learn how to design, implement, deploy, and maintain new systems to address and solve identified business problems and user needs.

You can earn an Information Technology degree online at South University in 3 years or in under 4 years (45 months) on campus.

Hands-On, Project-Based Information Technology Courses

Comparing information technology schools and programs? At South University, our Information Technology courses are not only built around engaging case studies and project-based learning, but they’re also led by instructors* who draw on examples from their experiences in a variety of information technology careers. Plus, these instructors will offer you one-on-one support and mentorship throughout the program.

At South University, your Information Technology courses will explore topics that include:

  • Networking
  • Programming
  • Human computer interaction
  • Database design and development
  • Multimedia web development
  • Software engineering fundamentals
  • Operating systems and architecture
  • IT Security
  • Applied systems analysis
  • IT Project Management
After finishing your foundational courses, you’ll select elective courses from areas such as database development and administration, information systems security, multimedia and web development, and network administration and management. This flexibility lets you focus on a specific area of interest or obtain a broader skill set across disciplines. You can also complete a supervised internship in which you apply what you’ve learned in the classroom directly to the work environment, helping to better prepare you for information technology careers.

Finally, our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program culminates in a capstone project in which you demonstrate your newly acquired skills and abilities. Developed with support from your faculty mentor, this project can give you an excellent example of work to share with potential employers.

Information Technology Degree Program Admissions

To be accepted into our Information Technology degree online or campus programs, you must meet all standard university admissions requirements for undergraduate programs. Scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify. For questions about admissions or financial aid, call us at 1.800.688.0932.

Preparing for Information Technology Careers

Earning your bachelor’s degree in Information Technology at South University can prepare you to put your skills to work in an entry-level position in network administration, software engineering, database administration, the technical side of web development, or a variety of other information technology careers.

After completing a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree, jobs that our graduates pursue vary across the entire development lifecycle and may include planning, analysis, development, testing, deployment, service, program management, or technical support. These may include roles such as:

  • Technical sales support engineer, sales engineer
  • Systems engineer, systems analyst, computer systems analyst
  • Information security analyst, computer security analyst
  • Software engineer, software developer, computer programmer
  • Database developer, web developer
  • Software tester, quality assurance tester
  • Computer network architect, network engineer
  • Product support engineer, systems support engineer
  • Customer support analyst, customer support IT specialist, computer user support specialist
  • Computer systems administrator, database administrator, network administrator
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of computer and information technology professionals is expected to grow 13% from 2016 to 2026, resulting in over 557,000 new jobs. This demand for computer information technology workers will stem from increased interest in cloud computing, big data, and information security. For professionals with a bachelor of Information Technology degree, salary varies based on factors like experience level, employment type, industry, and geographic region.

End your search for Information Technology schools today with South University. Request information now to learn more about our Information Technology degree program outcomes.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.


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