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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program is to help you prepare for career advancement in the information technology (IT) 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 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.

Purdue Global's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, www.abet.org.

ExcelTrackTM Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Designed to advance progress based on your existing knowledge, ExcelTrackTM is a personalized, competency-based education that gives you more control over how you learn—getting you to the same degree faster, for less money. Note that degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual.

Program Highlights

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. 

Program Outcomes

  • Technology Skills: Apply current technical tools and methodologies to solve problems.
  • Client Specifications: Analyze users' technical issues.
  • System Specifications: Design information systems.
  • Technology Analysis: Evaluate IT trends, practices, and products.
  • Business Analysis: Evaluate the potential impact of information systems and technology on business processes.
  • Project Management: Apply project management practices, tools, and methods.
  • Professional Development: Recognize the ethical considerations for IT professionals locally and globally as they develop in their careers.

Each term students are assessed 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 click here.

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Concentrations

When you enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, you can choose to pursue a concentration, which is a grouping of courses designed to prepare you with specialized knowledge and skills in a specific field. Concentrations allow you to personalize your education by focusing your elective choices on an area of study that best fits your desired career path.

Choose from:

  • Information Security and Assurance
  • IT Management
  • Network Administration
  • Programming and Software Development
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Accelerated Master’s Degree Option

Interested in continuing on to pursue a graduate 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 managementComplete both your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately. For details and eligibility requirements, speak to an Education Advisor upon enrollment in this bachelor’s degree program.

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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?

This degree program could help you pursue careers in database management, network administration, programming, website development, and information security. Our programs are designed to prepare you with the integrated design and technology background to work in many industries, including consulting. You can focus on an area of study that best fits your career and educational goals.

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How Do I Get Started?

Purdue Global offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.

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April 18, 2018
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What Courses Will I Take?

You can choose to pursue a concentration, which is a grouping of courses designed to prepare you with specialized knowledge and skills in a specific field. Concentrations allow you to personalize your education by focusing your elective choices on an area of study that best fits your desired career path. Choose from:

  • Information security and assurance
  • IT management
  • Network administration
  • Programming and software development
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits105
  • Elective Credits42
  • 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.

Tuition and Fees

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Desired Track Only Standard Track is available for this program.
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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$371.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.


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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.