Online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Program at a Glance
- Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 15% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.*
- Develop foundational knowledge to prepare for industry certifications.
- Shorten your path to a graduate degree with the accelerated bachelor’s to master’s option.
- Select one of nine concentrations that best fits your desired career.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
Purdue Global Career Outcomes 2020–2021
Each year, our Center for Career Advancement sends a NACE First Destination survey to our graduating class to learn more about their career choices and potential income within 18 months of graduation. We’re proud of our recent Purdue Global alumni accomplishments.
Graduates in Purdue Global’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program were employed or continued their education within 18 months of graduation.
“Career Outcomes Rate” is not the same as an “employment rate”—it includes graduates who are: (1) employed (whether full or part time); (2) participating in a program of voluntary service, (3) serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, or (4) enrolled in a program of continuing education. This rate may also include graduates employed in jobs unrelated to their degree or who were employed while attending Purdue Global. (9,106 graduates surveyed across associate's, bachelor's, master's, JD, EJD, and DNP programs from July 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020. 7,803 of 9,106 replied.)
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Overview
Technology plays a pivotal role in our economy, jobs, and personal lives, and is expected to further expand opportunities for IT professionals. Purdue Global’s online bachelor’s degree in information technology helps prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need to meet this demand and advance in this dynamic field.
This undergraduate degree in information technology is designed to provide the technical knowledge and communication, critical thinking, and creative skills relevant to the modern workplace. Graduates of the program will have an ability to:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Use systemic approaches to select, develop, apply, integrate, and administer secure computing technologies to accomplish user goals.
Students are assessed each term on their mastery of the course outcomes, which measure the skills, knowledge, abilities, and behaviors employers expect. A summary of these assessments can be found here. To access recent enrollment and graduation rate data for this program, view this document.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
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Purdue Global's School of Business and Information Technology has received programmatic accreditation for the following programs:
The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.
With ABET accreditation, students, employers, and all those served by the University can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.
Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Prepare to Sit for Industry Certifications
This program provides a solid foundation to pursue industry certifications, which can help you secure a professional role within the evolving IT field.†
Earn Credit for Prior Certifications
If you’ve already completed certification exams, you may be eligible for credit toward your degree.
Learn more about eligible IT certification exams.
Take the Next Step in Your Education and Career
Get a Head Start on Your Master’s Degree
Earning a minimum course grade in select bachelor's degree courses can gain you entry into a shortened version of Purdue Global's master’s degree in information technology or cybersecurity management.
Complete both your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately.
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Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Prior Work Experience
You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.
Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
Prior Military Experience
We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.
International Tuition Reduction
International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.
Calculate your estimated tuition and ways to save.
What Courses Will I Take?
Coursework helps you develop a working knowledge of IT concepts, tools, and methods as well as the leading-edge technologies needed to design information systems.
All courses are updated regularly by our dedicated curriculum department and advisory board to ensure they reflect the most recent developments in the field.See All IT Courses
- Systems Analysis and Design
- Programming Concepts
- Website Development
- Project Management I
- IT Consulting Skills
- Core Credits45
- Major Credits93
- Elective Credits42
- Total Credits180
Information technology concentrations allow you to personalize your education by focusing your electives on an area of study that best fits your desired career path. Choose from nine options:
Implement challenges and scenarios to create gamified experiences for recreational or business-related training resources. Game design features include storylines, role-play mechanics, and character profiles for a new game or interactive experience.
Information security and assurance
Study topics in computer forensics, network administration, and intrusion detection and incident response.
Choose electives in diverse areas such as certified ethical hacking, CISSP, application development, project management, and information system security.
Focus on infrastructure design and troubleshooting networks.
Software development using C#
Focus on the C# programming language in software design and development, including web and mobile applications. C# is an object-oriented, component-oriented programming language.
Software development using Java
Use the Java programming language to design, develop and write programs across devices. Java remains the most popular language for application software development.
Software development using Python
Explore software development concepts using the Python programming language while applying related approaches to data structures, algorithms, web services, graphics, mobile, and multimedia. Python is a versatile language known for its beginner friendliness, making it widely used.
Software development using web languages
Supply chain management and logistics
Develop an understanding of the primary processes of supply chain management and logistics including procurement, transportation, and maintenance of facilities, materials, and personnel. Purdue Global is a member of the SAP University Alliances program.
It's expected that America will add more than 682,600 IT jobs from 2021 to 2031.* Prepare to pursue a wide range of careers in information technology.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Critical Thinking
- Active Listening
- Systems Analysis
- Systems Evaluatio
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 (2018–2030) 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.
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.View Information Technology Faculty Directory
Publications and Development Hours: Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.
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Prepare yourself for success with a bachelor's degree in IT.
*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.
†Certification Exams: 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.