Online IT Degree Program Details
Online Bachelor's Degree in IT Program Outline
AIU’s Online Bachelor's Degree in IT is designed to provide students with real-world knowledge that can be applicable to many industries. The dynamic curriculum covers the basics of networking, databases, hardware, programming, information systems and security.
- Digital Investigations
- Information Assurance and Security
- Network Administration
- Software Analysis and Development
We can help you learn how to:
- Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to IT disciplines
- Employ techniques, tools, best practices and standards necessary for computing practice
- Create a set of user requirements utilizing methodologies appropriate for the IT discipline for the purposes of selecting, creating, evaluating, and administering computer-based system processes, components, or programs
- Develop computer based and integrated IT solutions that combine stated requirements with analytical results of problems, designs and implementations
- Analyze the professional, ethical, legal, security and social implications of computing environments on individuals, organizations and society in both local and global settings
- Work effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal including the creation of an effective project plan
- Explain the value and need of continuous professional development in IT disciplines
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Earn an IT Certificate Alongside Your BSIT Degree
As you work to complete your BSIT degree, you may opt to earn an Information Technology Certificate at no additional cost to you. These certificates are designed to coincide with students learning along their path towards degree completion.
After you have successfully passed or received transfer credit for the courses listed in your degree concentration, you will be able to obtain documentation of the certificate from AIU. You may even work with your academic advisor to change non-IT general electives to the IT courses that lead to a certificate—this means you can earn more than one certificate at a time!
Unlike certifications that are tied to industry exams, the certificates issued represent competency of learning from a member of an accredited university system.
What undergraduate-level certificates are available?
- Digital Investigations Certificate
- Information Assurance & Security Certificate
- Network Administration Certificate
- Software Analysis and Development Certificate
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Total tuition for the Online Bachelor's Degree in IT program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.
Online Bachelor's Degree in IT Courses
ENGL 106 English Composition I 4.5 ENGL 107 English Composition II 4.5 MATH 125 General College Mathematics 4.5 UNIV 103 Academic and Professional Success 4.5 UNIV 106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5 UNIV 109 Interpersonal Communication 4.5 Humanities (2 Courses) 9 Natural Sciences (2 Courses) 9 Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 Courses) 4.5 General Education Elective (1 Course) 9 Total Credit Hours: 58.5
ITCO 101 Discovering Information Technology 4.5 ITCO 103 Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware 4.5 ITCO 107 Developing Professional Communications 4.5 ITCO 211 Introduction to Operating Systems 4.5 ITCO 221 Fundamentals of Programming and Logic 4.5 ITCO 231 Introduction to Databases 4.5 ITCO 251 Network Infrastructure Basics 4.5 ITCO 299 Comprehensive IT Project 4.5 ITCO 361 Information Technology Security 4.5 ITCO 381 Introduction to Web Systems and Media 4.5 ITCO 385 Introduction to Mobile Technologies and the Internet of Things 4.5 ITCO 391 Human/Computer Interfaces and Interactions 4.5 ITCO 498 Program Capstone for IT 4.5 Total Credit Hours: 58.5
A combination of 9 undergraduate courses (3 must be Upper Division)
Total Credit Hours: 40.5
Information Technology ElectivesCredits
A combination of any 5 undergraduate Information Technology courses (ITCO/ITDI/ITAS/ITNA/ITSD).
Total Credit Hours: 22.5
Total Credit Hours: 180
Online Bachelor's Degree in IT Classes Overview
Students have the opportunity to develop a breadth of knowledge regarding developing user requirements for the creation of an IT system, IT integration techniques, and a variety of other skills applicable to a range of IT areas. Specifically, the program includes:
Introduction to Operating Systems: Students in our Online Bachelor's Degree in IT program will study contemporary desktop and mobile operating systems. Topics include operating system support, functions, network requirements, virtualization and basic maintenance.
Fundamentals of Programming and Logic: Students are introduced to programming concepts of control structures, arrays and modular program design. They will also be asked to develop, debug and execute simple applications.
Introduction to Databases: Students will review fundamental concepts of database systems, as well as focus on designing and implementing a database, entering data, normalizing tables and performing queries.
Network Infrastructure Basics: Students are provided with a conceptual overview of network infrastructure. Topics include configurations, network operations, segmentation through subnetting and wireless developments.
Course content subject to change.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) degree?
With content aligned to current IT industry standards and hands-on learning using tools that IT professionals use, the BSIT degree is designed to provide you with knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant for all facets of the digital field. In this program you will study contemporary, desktop, and mobile operating systems and explore configurations and network operations. We will help you employ techniques, tools, and best practices involved in computing. The information technology degree program emphasizes problem-based and hands-on learning, so upon graduation you will be prepared to pursue a career path in the field.
How long does it take to earn the information technology degree?
Our bachelor’s degree programs are designed as 48-month programs. However, many factors can impact your time to completion. The time it may take you to earn your information technology degree can be influenced by course loads proficiency and/or transfer credits, and breaks.
What kind of courses will I take during my information technology degree program?
As you work to complete your bachelor’s degree in information technology, you will be immersed in courses such as: Introduction to Operating Systems; Fundamentals of Programming and Logic; Introduction to Databases; and Network Infrastructure Basics.
When can I begin classes?
Courses for the Bachelor of Information Technology degree start approximately every five weeks. Your actual start date is based on several factors, including completing academic and financial documentation.
How many credits are required to graduate with an information technology degree?
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program consists of 180 credits. You may be eligible for transfer credit, which is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. Please see the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.
Do I need prior knowledge or experience to enroll in the information technology degree program?
No prerequisite IT knowledge or experience is required. Our IT degree program is ideal for students interested in obtaining a well-rounded overview of the information technology field of study, students who wish to change their area of specialty within IT, or students who want to complete an information technology degree to support their current field to pursue potentially pursue future opportunities.
Can I have a concentration in my information technology degree?
The AIU BSIT degree program offers a dynamic curriculum. You may select the Bachelor of Information Technology general track, or you may select a concentration area in: Information Assurance and Security; Digital Investigations; Network Administration; and Software Analysis and Design.
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From grants to military service to transfer credits, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree program at AIU:
- Scholarships & Grants – AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
- Military Tuition Rate – AIU Online offers a 45% tuition reduction to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition reduction to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
- Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree*
- Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience
For more information, visit AIU guides below:
- Financial Aid Guide – Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
- Scholarships and Grants Guide – Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
- Transfer Credits Guide – This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience
*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.
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The Bachelor of Science in IT degree program provides a variety of learning resources to students such as videos and e-books along with many interactive assignments. These materials are available online so students can access them anywhere they would like. This provides students with opportunities to fit in their learning at home, work, and on the go!
Dr. T. MacNeil., Former Student Program Chair for the School of Information Technology
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