Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

IT professionals must possess the soft and technical skills needed to manage and disseminate the flow of an organization’s information in harmony with personnel. Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree includes a common core, as well as specialization-specific courses. The information technology core ensures a strong foundation in the key information technology areas of programming, systems administration, security, architecture, databases and ethics.

CTU offers seven specializations for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, allowing students to focus their degrees.

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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  • Total Credits 

    184
  • Program Availability

    Online | Denver | Colorado Springs

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses - Core
    CS126Unix Fundamentals4
     
    CS251Fundamentals of Database Systems4
    or
    CS250Fundamentals of Database Systems4
     
    CS362Structured Query Language for Data Management4
    CSS150Introduction to Computer Security4
    EM200Introduction to Website Development4
    IT106Introduction to Programming Logic4
     
    IT140Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments4
    or
    IT Elective
     
    IT190Introduction to IT4
    IT204Fundamentals of Networking4
    IT254Spreadsheet Applications4
    IT401Information Technology Architectures4
    IT425Systems Analysis, Design and Integration4
    MPM210Introduction to Project Management6
    Total Credit Hours:54
    Courses - General Education
    COMS201Technical and Professional Writing4.5
    ELEELEHUMNHumanities Elective4.5
    ELEELESCIScience Elective4.5
    ELEELESCI1Science Elective 14.5
    ELEELESCILABScience Lab Elective1.5
    ELEELESCILAB1Science Lab Elective 11.5
    ELEELESOCSocial Science Elective4.5
    ELEELEUSUS History/US Government Elective4.5
    ENGL104Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105Professional Written Communications 4.5
    MATH109Introduction to Algebra4.5
    MATH112Analytic College Algebra4.5
    MATH225Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics4.5
    PHIL101Introduction to Ethics4.5
    SOCL102Introductory Sociology4.5
     
    UNIV104Academic and Career Success4.5
    or
     
    HUMELEHumanities Elective4.5
    Total Credit Hours:66
    Courses: Specialization

    IT Professional Track Select 40 credits from any BSIT specialization course offerings (40)

    (as long as pre-requisites are met)

    * IT Technical Related Select 16 credits from one specific BSIT specialization course offerings track that is technically related (i.e., Programming, Security, Networking, Software Engineering, Web, Database, Data Management, etc.) (16)

    ** Technical Electives Select 8 credits of technical electives (8)

    Total Credit Hours: 184

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    Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

    Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

  • Outcomes

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity — starting with the right bachelor’s degree program. Potential career paths for those who earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree include:2

    • Systems Engineer
    • Software Developer
    • Software Engineer
    • Systems Analyst
    • Applications Engineer
    • Application Developer
    • Network Security Engineer
    • Test Engineer

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1 Availability is dependent on the speciailization selected. Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus delivery.

2http://burning-glass.com/job-market-data/; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.