Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Online IT Degree

As organizations continue to expand their IT infrastructure, an online IT Degree is designed to help you prepare to manage that technology. Take the next step and explore our Bachelor's and Master's Degree programs below.

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January 10, 2024
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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.

Program Concentrations

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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Online Bachelor's Degree in IT Courses

Degree Requirements


General Education
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
UNIV103 Academic and Professional Success 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV109 Interpersonal Communication 4.5
Humanities (2 Courses) 9
Natural Sciences (2 Courses) 9
Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses) 9
General Education Elective (1 Course) 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 58.5
ITCO101 Discovering Information Technology 4.5
ITCO103 Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware 4.5
ITCO105 Information Technology and Society 4.5
ITCO107 Developing Professional Communications 4.5
ITCO211 Introduction to Operating Systems 4.5
ITCO221 Fundamentals of Programming and Logic 4.5
ITCO231 Introduction to Databases 4.5
ITCO251 Network Infrastructure Basics 4.5
ITCO299 Comprehensive IT Project 4.5
ITCO361 Information Technology Security 4.5
ITCO385 Introduction to Mobile Technologies and Internet of Things 4.5
ITCO391 Human/Computer Interfaces and Interactions 4.5
ITCO498 Program Capstone for IT 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 58.5
A combination of any 3 undergraduate Information Technology courses 0
and 0
A combination of any 7 undergraduate General Elective courses 0
Total Credit Hours: 45

Prerequisites must be met for selected electives.

Students enrolled in the general Information Technology track will select a total of 10 undergraduate General Elective courses, in lieu of a combination of General Elective and Information Technology Elective courses.

General Information Technology Track

In lieu of a Concentration, this generalist track allows students to select a combination of Information Technology Electives from any of the Concentrations below. Please contact your advisor to select or change your Electives, or to determine course eligibility.

Total Credit Hours: 18.0

Specialization Options

Digital Investigations
ITDI372 Introduction to Cyber Crime and Digital Investigations 4.5
ITDI375 Digital Investigations I 4.5
ITDI379 Digital Investigations II 4.5
ITDI473 Network Investigations 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 18.0
Information Assurance and Security
ITAS362 Introduction to Information Assurance and Information Security 4.5
ITAS363 Telecommunications and Network Infrastructure Security 4.5
ITAS367 Principles and Methods in Cryptographic Security 4.5
ITAS465 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 18.0
Network Administration
ITNA353 Routing and Switching 4.5
ITNA355 Advanced Routing and Switching 4.5
ITNA357 Network Security Management 4.5
ITNA359 Special Topics in Network Administration 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 18.0
Software Analysis and Development
ITSD322 Object Oriented Application Development I 4.5
ITSD325 E-commerce Development 4.5
ITSD326 Data Structures and Algorithms 4.5
ITSD429 Distributed Systems Design and Development 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 18.0

Total Credit Hours : 180

This program includes a series of courses that correlate to the respective content and competencies of the A+, Network+, and Security+ certification exams offered by CompTIA¹ and the Certified Ethical Hacker certification exam offered by EC-Council¹. These credentials can serve as independent validation of the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the fields of information technology (IT) computer user support, IT security, and networking.


CompTIA A+ Certification1 CompTIA Network+ Certification1 CompTIA Security+ Certification1 EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker1
ITCO 103 Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware ITCO 251 Network Infrastructure Basics ITCO 361 Information Technology Security ITAS 367 Principles and Methods in Cryptographic Security
ITCO 211 Introduction to Operating Systems ITNA 353 Routing and Switching ITAS 362 Introduction to Information Assurance and Information Security ITAS 465 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
ITNA 355 Advanced Routing and Switching ITAS 363 Telecommunications and Network Infrastructure Security
ITNA 357 Network Security Management


AIU B.S.I.T. students will be eligible to receive a discounted rate for the CompTIA examination fee² once all of the respective courses above have been successfully completed in residence with the universityᶟ.

For more information on the A+, Network+, or Security+ certifications, including exam objectives, sample questions, and certification information, please visit

For more information on the Certified Ethical Hacker certification, including information about the exam, course outlines, and requirements, please visit

¹American InterContinental University does not prepare students to take the exam necessary to receive the A+, Network+, Security+, or Certified Ethical Hacker credential. AIU cannot guarantee that students or graduates of this program will be eligible to take third party certification examinations. Certification requirements for taking and passing these exams are controlled by outside entities and are subject to change without notice to AIU.

²Students must contact the office of the Registrar in order to receive the promo code for the discounted exam rate.

ᶟIn order to receive the discounted CompTIA exam rate, the listed courses must be completed in residence at American InterContinental University.

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.

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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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