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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Christopher Vinson, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Class of 2017
Almost all businesses rely on information systems to be successful and efficient. This field requires specialists who can keep up with the continually changing landscape of the digital world, and that’s what South University delivers. Our Bachelor of Science degree at South University West Palm Beach provides you with the foundation for understanding the function and process of computer programming, database design, network design, information security, and software engineering. Case studies and relevant projects further prepare students for the technology-dependent workplace. And we offer specializations in Database Development and Administration, Information Systems Security, Network Administration and Management, and Multimedia and Web Development so you can focus your learning and get the most out of your education.

Course Requirements

Admission Requirements

Please see the South University academic catalog for program specific admissions requirements.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.  This includes computations in binary, prediction of software run-time, and the ability to follow programming logic through complex calculations.
  • Use quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills to analyze and solve technology problems.
  • Design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • Display an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities in relation to the use and deployment of technology.
  • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
  • Recognize the need for, and display an ability to engage in, continuing professional development to stay current with technology innovations and advancements either through graduate study or progression in a chosen career path.
  • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
  • Use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies.  This includes the areas of networking, database design and development, Web-based applications, human-computer interface, computer security, and software design and development.
  • Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems.
  • Effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
  •  Present best practices and standards in computing and information technology and their application.
  • Assist in the creation of an effective project plan.  This includes a thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and the application of technology resources to the solution of business problems.

Career Outlook

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
Success Stories

Outstanding Education for Remarkable Careers

We're committed to helping our graduates make impact in their professional and personal lives. We applaud our business and technology alumni and the difference they make. 

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Jennifer Hunter Atkinson Grad Alumni
Class of '16
Bachelor of Business Administration

“South has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in steering my life into a direction I’m proud of. Through the last two years, I have gained tremendous support from my professors and I feel part of a community that challenges me to achieve personal and professional goals.”

Jefferson Reid 2012
Jefferson Reid Grad Alumni
Class of '12
Bachelor of Business Administration

“I wanted to stay in project management, but I knew my associate’s degree in aviation technology wouldn’t allow me to get where I wanted to be. A business degree was most relevant to the experience I had gained in the workforce. South University professors do a good job of teaching the concepts and then combining them.”

Annette Tornberg 2013
Annette Tornberg Grad Alumni
Class of '13
Associate of Sceince in Business Administration

“I feel that if I did not go back to school to further my education, my job search would not have come to this conclusion. I attended college twice in my twenties, but dropped out due to lack of enthusiasm. Going back to school and completing it online is why I am now finally employed. Don’t give up. You are never too old to learn.”

Endora Todd 2004
Endora Todd Grad Alumni
Class of '04
Bachelor of Business Administration

“The organization serves a unique population of students who see value in small class sizes, individual attention and support before, during and after graduation”

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Lauren Elsberry Grad Alumni
Class of '12
MBA in Healthcare Administration

“This program has helped make me better. It improved my time management. It improved my organization. I think because of its accelerated pace, it created those unexpected benefits. The classes I have taken in the AMBA program are relevant to my new position. I know my degree was something they looked at. South University has a good reputation; people have heard of it.”

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