Online ExcelTrackTM 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 Weeks
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.

ExcelTrackTM 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.

Note: Concentrations are not available in the ExcelTrack™ program.

Prepare 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

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

Employment in computer and information technology occupations 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
  • Information security

Is ExcelTrackTM 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.

Learn More About ExcelTrackTM

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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Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits147
  • Total Credits180

Ways to Save

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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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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

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.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

§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.