Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
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Description and Outcomes
The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program is to help you prepare for career advancement in the information technology field by providing the technical knowledge, and communication, critical thinking, and creative skills relevant to the modern workplace. The degree program is designed to help you develop a working knowledge of information technology (IT) concepts, tools, and methods as well as the leading-edge technologies needed to design information systems. In addition, courses teach you how to apply technical competencies to solve business problems. Whether your immediate educational goals are satisfied by the completion of a bachelor's degree or you are planning to pursue study in the information technology field beyond the baccalaureate level, this degree program may be for you.
The following program educational objectives are approved by information technology faculty and the Advisory Board:
- Our graduates will be able to evaluate and apply current IT best practices when solving real- world problems in complex IT environments.
- Our graduates will be able to demonstrate their ability to work within diverse teams, and to use effective written and oral communication skills when analyzing and designing IT solutions.
- Our graduates will be able to assess the impact of information technology on business processes and apply effective and ethically sound solutions locally and globally.
This program is available in ExcelTrack. Speak with your University representative for any limitations. For more information on ExcelTrack, see Learning Paths in the Approach to Learning section of the Catalog.
You can personalize your degree in IT by focusing electives on a particular concentration. Concentrations generally consist of three or more courses and allow you to concentrate on your individual career interests. When enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, you must select from the following concentrations: game development, IT management, network administration, information security and assurance, programming and software development, or supply chain management and logistics.
Accelerated Master's Degree Options
If you are interested in earning both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree, consider the accelerated options for either the Master of Science in Information Technology or Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management. Refer to Progression Requirements for details.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.
- Technology Skills: Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- System Specifications: Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Professional Communication: Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Professional Development: Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Team Management: Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Client Specifications: Identify and analyze user needs to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.
General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the General Education and Professional Competency Requirements section of this Catalog.
Upon enrollment in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, you are required to select a concentration.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not reviewed the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions, nor intended the program to meet such requirements. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.