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.

Online IT Degree Program Details

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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.

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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Online Bachelor's Degree in IT Courses

Degree Requirements

General Education
ENGL 106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL 107 English Composition II 4.5
MATH 125 General College Mathematics 4.5
MATH 133 College Algebra 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 Behavorial Sciences (2 Courses) 9
Total Credit Hours: 58.5
Core
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 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
MGMT 412 Project Management 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 58.5
General Electives

A combination of 9 undergraduate courses (3 must be Upper Division)

Total Credit Hours: 40.5
Information Technology Electives

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.

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Ways to Save on AIU's Online Bachelor's Degree in IT

From grants to military service to transfer credits, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your Online IT Degree 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 Discounts – 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, download 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 online option attracted me to AIU. The online atmosphere was great. AIU provided the tools and all the different resources to help me be successful in my degree."

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BBA 2015

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