Online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

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Program at a Glance

  • Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13% from 2020 to 2030, 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 six concentrations that best fits your desired career. 
How Do I Get Started?

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

Course Effort
15–18 Hours per Week
Course Length
10-Week Terms
Average Completion
4 years
Of Full-Time Study
Credits Required
180
(120 Semester Credits)
Cost per Credit
$371
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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.

91%

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. Coursework is focused on preparing you 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.
  • Identify and analyze user needs to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.

Course Outcomes

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.

Purdue Global graduate Michael Meisner-Jensen shares his experience in the bachelor's in IT program.
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Purdue Global's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, www.ABET.org

Purdue University 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.

Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education 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.

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

  • Transfer Credits

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

    Save Time and Money on Your Degree

  • Prior Work Experience

    You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

    Your Experience Counts

  • Financial Aid

    Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.

    Financial Aid FAQ

  • Grants

    Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.

    Federal and State Grants

  • Corporate Partner Benefits

    Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

    Employee Savings and Benefits

  • Military Tuition Reduction

    55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.

    Tuition Savings for Military

  • Prior Military Experience

    We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.

    Credit for Military Training

  • International Tuition Reduction

    International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.

    International Tuition and Benefits

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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.

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Sample Courses
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Programming Concepts
  • Website Development
  • Project Management I
  • IT Consulting Skills

Program Requirements

  • Core Credits
    45
  • Major Credits
    93
  • Elective Credits
    42
  • Total Credits
    180

Degree Concentrations

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 six 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.

  • 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.

  • Explore software development concepts and programming languages such as C#, Java, and a combination of PHP, Javascript, HTML5, and CSS for web development.

  • Develop an understanding of the primary processes of supply chain management and logistics including procurement, transportation, and maintenance of facilities, materials, and personnel. Purdue University Global is a member of the SAP University Alliances program.

Career Opportunities

It's expected that America will add more than 667,600 IT jobs from 2020 to 2030.* Prepare to pursue a wide range of careers in information technology.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

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

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grad hat icon 100% IT faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 36% IT faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 237 Faculty publications in 2020–2021
student at desk icon More Than 36,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2020–2021

Advanced and Doctoral Degrees: Statistics include all Purdue Global IT faculty members. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, May 2022.
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, September 2021. 2020–2021 academic year.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*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.