Online ExcelTrack™ Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

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Program at a Glance
  • Control your pace, your deadlines, how many courses you take at a time, and which resources will help you learn best.
  • Move quickly past the IT topics you know and spend time on the things you don’t.
  • Work directly with faculty to ensure you’ve learned all the material.
  • Take as many of 1-credit courses as you want in a term and pay one flat tuition rate.
COURSE EFFORT You Control Your Pace
COURSE LENGTH 10-Week Terms
CREDITS REQUIRED 180
TUITION RATE PER TERM $2,200
How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

ExcelTrack™ Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Overview

Technology-based careers exist in nearly every industry, offering diverse opportunities for job applicants with the right credentials. ExcelTrack™ is a personalized, competency-based education that gives you more control over how you learn. Earn the same high-quality bachelor’s degree in IT as a traditional Purdue Global online program—only faster and for less money.*

Designed for highly disciplined, self-motivated learners with strong professional knowledge, ExcelTrackTM is centered on real-world career experiences and builds on the skills and knowledge you’ve already mastered.

Once enrolled in the online IT bachelor's degree, you take a series of assessments to demonstrate what you already know and move quickly past those topics. That way, you’ll focus on developing the IT skills that are immediately applicable to your workplace. A faculty member will work with you to ensure you’re on track to successfully complete each course.

Flexibility

Speed up or slow down as much as you want, based on your schedule and personal learning path. You are evaluated by how well you demonstrate competencies, not by how long it takes to learn them.

Focused Learning

Each ExcelTrack™ course is a single credit, covering a particular skill or piece of knowledge. You advance based on what you already know, and spend time only on what you need to learn.

Savings

Take as many 1-credit classes as you want every term for a flat rate of $2,200, excluding fees. Taking more credits per term lowers the average cost per credit.


See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Is ExcelTrack™ Right for You?

  • You are a self-motivated, driven student with strong time management skills.
  • You have 3 years of experience working in a setting relevant to your program of study.
  • You have successfully completed at least 3 courses at an accredited college or university.

If you decide to enroll, you must complete orientation before you start classes.

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Purdue University Global Is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

This accreditation covers all academic programs, all regional locations, and all programs provided via distance education. For more information, please visit HLCommission.org or call 800-621-7440.

Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology occupations in the U.S. is expected to grow faster than average between 2016 and 2026.

Whether you’re preparing for entry-level management positions or want to advance your current career, earning your online bachelor’s degree in IT can help you pursue opportunities in fields such as database management, network administration, programming, website development, and information security.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Active Listening
  3. Systems Analysis
  4. Programming
  5. Systems Evaluation

Top Jobs With This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016–2028) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

Prepare to Sit for Industry Certifications

This program provides a solid foundation to pursue IT industry certifications.

Earn Credit for Prior Certification

If you’ve already completed certification exams, you may be eligible for credit toward your degree. Learn more about eligible IT certification exams.

Take a Career Assessment

Discover your work interests and use them to chart your ideal career path.

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The ExcelTrackTM IT program consists of 174 single-credit courses as well as a 6-credit capstone course.

All bachelor’s in information technology courses are updated regularly by our dedicated curriculum department and advisory board to ensure they reflect the most recent developments in the field.

Sample Courses
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Network Security Concepts
  • Programming Concepts
  • Website Development
  • Project Management I
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Choose from four career-focused concentrations:

  • Information Security and Assurance
  • IT Management
  • Network Administration
  • Programming and Software Development

Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits147
  • Total Credits180

Ways to Save

  • Financial Aid

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  • Prior Work Experience

    Leverage Your Skills to Earn Your Degree Faster

    Discover pathways to earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

    Your Experience Counts

  • Transfer Credits

    Finish What You Started

    Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

    Save Time and Money on Your Degree

  • Grants

    Determine Your Eligibility for Federal Grants

    Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available to Purdue Global students.

    Federal and State Grants

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$2,200.00 current cost per term
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Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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grad hat icon 97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 231 Faculty publications in 2018–2019
student at desk icon More Than 50,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2018–2019

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, August 2019. 2018–2019 academic year.

Program Brochure

Download our brochure to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*ExcelTrackTM is designed to advance your progress based on existing knowledge; however, degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual. Students must enroll in a minimum number of credits per term to remain eligible for financial aid. Refer to the Financial Information section of the University Catalog for additional information. Enrollees will pay a per-term technology fee of $295.00. Program includes a traditional 6-credit capstone course; however, tuition is charged at the ExcelTrackTM rate.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Technology Occupations, www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.