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ExcelTrackTM Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

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Technology-based careers exist in nearly every industry, offering diverse opportunities for job applicants with the right credentials. If you’re ready to advance your career in IT, earning a degree in information technology through Purdue Global’s ExcelTrack can prepare you with the technical knowledge and communication, critical thinking, and creative skills relevant to the modern workplace.*

ExcelTrack Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology Program Highlights

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology helps you prepare for career advancement across the IT field.* The degree program is designed to help you develop a working knowledge of IT concepts, tools, and methods, as well as the leading-edge technologies needed to design information systems. Courses also teach you how to apply technical competencies to solve business problems. 

Through our comprehensive curriculum, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Evaluate and apply current IT best practices when solving real-world problems in complex IT environments
  • Demonstrate your ability to work within diverse teams, and to use effective written and oral communication skills when analyzing and designing IT solutions
  • Assess the impact of information technology on business processes and apply effective and ethically sound solutions locally and globally
  • Complete a capstone course in which you will demonstrate your ability to apply the IT skills and concepts learned to real-world scenarios.

Competency-Based Learning

Same Degree—Just a Whole New Way to Earn It.

ExcelTrack is a revolutionary way to earn your degree, giving you more control, more flexibility, and more opportunities to leverage the skills and experience you have today. ExcelTrack is personal. It lets you focus on the specific skills you need to learn to earn your degree, while saving you time and money along the way.

Take Control of Your Education.

If you’re a motivated learner who wants to determine your own schedule and learning style, ExcelTrack was made for you. It offers the same academic rigor as our traditional online program, only it’s faster and more focused. You control your pace, your deadlines, how many courses you take at a time, and which resources will help you learn best. It’s your degree, your way.

Take Smaller, Single-Credit Courses.

One of the great things about ExcelTrack is the single-credit courses. Unlike the five- and six-credit courses you find in our traditional online and campus-based programs, each individual course aligns with a specific competency or skill. Take as many of these mini courses as you want in a 10-week term and pay one flat tuition rate of $2,200 per term.

Speed Past Topics You Know.

With ExcelTrack, you will complete a readiness assessment at the beginning of each course so you can see what you already know. If you’ve already learned a subject through previous studies or work experience, you can move quickly past what you know and spend time on the things you don’t.

Progress at Your Own Pace.

As you move through your courses, you can speed up or slow down as much as you want, based on your schedule and what you need to learn. If you complete a course quicker than expected, you can enroll in additional courses for the same term with no additional cost. The choice is yours.

Engage With Faculty and Be Prepared.

Each course has assigned faculty who are fully credentialed in the subject areas they’re teaching. Several of them have also led the design of these courses. Faculty will work directly with you to ensure you’ve learned all the material and are prepared for the final assessment where you’ll demonstrate your abilities in the subject.

Learn on Your Own Terms.

Work independently or access a host of online support tools and services that are available to help you learn anytime and anywhere. Choose the resources that work best for you, including video chats, discussion boards, interactive tutoring, and more.

Reach Your Goals.

Once you believe you’re prepared to move on, take the final assessment to show you meet the course requirements. Earn a “B” or higher and you pass the course. Once you complete 180 total credits, you’re done with your degree.

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

Whether you’re preparing for entry-level management positions or want to advance your current career, an ExcelTrack bachelor's degree in information technology may help you qualify for opportunities in fields such as*:

  • Database management
  • Network administration
  • Programming
  • Website development
  • Information security

Successful completion of this program may also provide you with the academic foundation required to further your education beyond the baccalaureate level.

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How Do I Get Started?

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


Start Date

December 05, 2018

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February 27, 2019

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May 15, 2019

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July 31, 2019

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October 16, 2019

What Courses Will I Take?

The ExcelTrack program requires a total of 180 credits to complete: 174 credits are completed by taking 1 credit modules at your own pace and the 6 remaining credits are completed by taking the final capstone course. 

Courses include:

  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Network Security Concepts
  • Programming Concepts
  • Website Development
  • Project Management I
  • IT Consulting Skills
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits147
  • Total Credits180

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

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Unlimited Courses for a Flat Rate

$2,200.00 cost per term
180 number of credits

Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

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*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

ExcelTrack™ is designed to accelerate 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.

The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs.