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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

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Online IT Bachelor's Degree Program

Turn technology into business solutions. With technology evolving at such a rapid rate in an increasingly globalized market, now more than ever businesses are in need of competent IT professionals who can harness the connective power of technology. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree from the Forbes School of Business and Technology® at The University of Arizona Global Campus integrates technology skill development with the business enterprise acumen required in the fast-paced, rapidly changing global workplace.

This IT degree program builds a foundation in business theory and practice to help you understand the impact of information technology on the workplace. You will develop a strong blend of business, organizational, technical, and interpersonal skills to become a technological problem-solver.

What is a Degree in Information Technology?

A degree in Information Technology teaches skills for operating and maintaining computer systems. Specifically, the IT degree program’s focus is on how systems collect and store information as well as understanding and controlling how information can be accessed.

IT Program Mission Statement

In support of the university’s mission, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program in the Forbes School of Business and Technology® develops IT professionals through experienced faculty who design and deliver a current, relevant, and real-world curriculum. The BSIT enables technology professionals to become critical thinkers, innovative technology solution providers, and process improving agents who offer state-of-the-art resolutions to today's business problems.

Program Educational Objective

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program at the University of Arizona Global Campus expects graduates within a few years of graduation to attain the following:

  • Address the challenges of the rapidly changing information technology, ethically and responsibly
  • Exceed the increasing expectations of employers in solving complex problems in information technology
  • Attain industry required skills for technical, supervisory and management positions
  • Gain leadership positions in industry, academe and government

Student Outcomes for Information Technology

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to 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 efficiently in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgements 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 and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.

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What you will learn

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology enables technology professionals to become critical thinkers and innovative process improvement agents through technology solutions. The online IT program prepares students in the areas of information assurance and security, project management, data management, networking technologies, and mobile and web applications. Students who successfully complete their bachelor of information technology will be able to:

  • Apply information, strategies and techniques towards system improvement and the development of cutting edge Information Technology (IT) solutions
  • Utilize state of the art project management tools and technical skills to apply the appropriate System Development Lifecycle methods in creating and maintaining IT solutions that fulfill the organizational goals
  • Evaluate integration possibilities of various technologies, products, and services from multiple sources in one user environment
  • Develop risk-management and system security plans and procedures using best-practices and appropriate system quality standards
  • Assess ethical, legal, security, and social aspects and values within organizations

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Your Courses in Information Technology

The coursework for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree aims to help technology professionals become critical thinkers and innovative process improvement agents who are capable of offering technology solutions. Your online information technology courses will focus on the programming, design, management, security and implementation of various technologies, as well as business topics such as economics, communications, and ethics. 

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses

Major and Core Course Requirements
(57 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)
 

Emphases for Information Technology

An emphasis provides you with additional opportunities to broaden and enrich your education that is distinct from and enhances your major. It may be taken as a way to expand career options, to prepare for graduate study, or simply to explore in greater depth an area different from your major. An emphasis consists of 9-12 credits.

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Careers in Information Technology

Your bachelor’s degree in information technology will prepare you for larger opportunities in the growing IT field. Explore some potential information technology careers below.

Information Technology Careers

The UAGC Welcome Grant

Extended Through August 2021

Save up to $1,200* per academic year on your undergraduate tuition with the Welcome Grant. UAGC believes you deserve access to a quality education without cost getting in the way. As a new undergraduate student, you may be eligible to save on your tuition. Contact us today to find out if you qualify for this cost-saving opportunity

* Must be a new student enrolling in an undergraduate degree level program. This includes students who enrolled prior to July 2021, but did not matriculate in their degree program, and students who previously graduated with an associate degree from UAGC or Ashford University and are enrolling in bachelor’s degree program. To maintain eligibility, cannot exceed 365 days of consecutive non-attendance. There are no additional steps for the student after completing the Online Application. This grant applies only to tuition charges and does not include any savings for books and/or fees. Cannot be receiving any other institutional offers or grants excluding the Bridge Grant, the Alumni Grant, and the Referral Offer, as applicable.

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