Bachelor of Science Information Technology
The B.S. in Information Technology will give you a foundation of IT skills and knowledge as well as seven recognized industry certifications that will boost your career’s long-term health. You will become a better IT professional with the knowledge and skills to get ahead.
Who the Program is For:
- Established IT professionals who need a bachelor’s degree and additional certifications to advance their careers.
- Experienced professionals with real-world experience who seek a broad foundation of IT skills and the IT certifications to get ahead.
- Individuals who have completed some college coursework or have applicable work experience.
- Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.
This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn how your program works.
What You'll Learn
Essential Knowledge and Skills
We developed our online information technology program with significant input from experts and business leaders who serve on our Information Technology Program Council. You’ll become an expert in all areas of study required to earn your Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.
The program requires a total of 120 competency units (CUs), our equivalent to the traditional credit hour. Many students who begin their program have some IT experience, and students who have taken college courses or received a degree from another university may be able to transfer credits, significantly shortening the time to graduation. A personal evaluation of your transcripts from prior colleges will be needed to determine whether you will be able to clear any degree requirements.
Key Subject Areas
These courses add to your credentials
Information Technology Fundamentals
Network and Security
Business of IT
Scripting and Programming
Business Law and Ethics
Leadership and Management
Core Subject Areas
These course requirements may be cleared through transfer credit:
Introduction to Communication
English Composition I and II
Critical Thinking and Logic
Introduction to Geography
Intermediate and College Algebra
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Humanities
Integrated Physical Sciences
What You'll Earn
This program incorporates several industry recognized IT certifications as part of your degree program. You will study for and complete the following certification exams (which are all included in your tuition—a huge cost savings for you):
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security+
- CompTIA Project+
- CompTIA Linux+
- CIW Site Development Associate
- CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS Specialist
- CIW User Interface Designer
Note: Your IT certifications may waive some degree requirements. Click here to see which IT certifications may transfer to WGU.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program also requires the successful completion of a capstone project. Your capstone project is something to be proud of – it's the culmination of all your hard work. Your final project allows you to take what you've learned and apply it to a real-world situation, proposing a solution to an actual issue you face in your place of business. Go ahead; show everyone what you can do!
Take Your Career to the Next Level
As an IT professional, you’re already committed to a cutting-edge career. Take your aspirations further by earning your Bachelor of Science degree. Our degree program will prepare you with the skills that employers demand as well as several recognized industry certifications. The knowledge you gain will help you become a confident, marketable IT graduate.