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Online IT Degree

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

If you are looking to study the technical skills needed to diagnose and design complex computing solutions, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in information technology (IT) may be right for you. At Colorado Technical University, our bachelor’s in IT program includes foundational courses to help develop basic IT knowledge as well as specialized tracks to consider based on your interests.

The core information technology bachelor’s courses are designed to provide students with the opportunity to establish a strong foundation in the IT areas of programming, systems administration, security, architecture, databases and ethics. CTU also offers concentrations for the information technology degree, which allows students to focus their degrees.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology:

  • Offers a general track as well as concentrations in network management, security and software systems engineering
  • Has CTU Fast Track exams available, a series of mini modules designed to test your knowledge of key course objectives, offering the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know1
  • Is ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the ninth year in a row*

We're Flexible So You Can Be Too

In CTU’s online information technology degree program, students come first. Our flexible online course schedule helps you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify2, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more about the online Bachelor’s Information Technology degree below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.

1 The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track exams successfully passed. CTU 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.
2 University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University Catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission


  • January 02, 2024
  • February 06, 2024
  • March 19, 2024




  • Online
  • Colorado Springs

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  • Program Overview

    The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) degree program provides instruction in computer system architecture, networking, database and security, as well as broad technical subjects such as programming, network management, system administration, cloud computing, IT system development, project management and ethics. This program has a General Track and three concentrations: Network Management, Security, and Software System Engineering.

    The BSIT program is designed to provide students with a strong technical background as well as analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills that enable them to contribute as professionals to a variety of technical roles, which can include planning, designing, developing, integrating, configuring, administrating, and supporting various types of enterprise information systems, ranging from email and any type of data servers, to cloud computing based mission critical business specific IT applications and services, within the various fields of information technology and the high-tech industry.

    This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

    College of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology Mission Statement

    Through innovative industry-current curricula and technology-enabled student-centered teaching, the College of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology empowers students to become motivated, creative, ethical, and skillful professionals who can resolve challenges in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology in order to meet the needs of the digital economy.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses - General Education
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    COMS102 Dynamic Interactions and Professional Presence 4.5
    ELE Humanities Elective 4.5
    ELE Science Elective 4.5
    ELE Science Elective 1 4.5
    ELE Science Lab Elective 1.5
    ELE Science Lab Elective 1 1.5
    ELE Social Science Elective 4.5
    ELE US History/US Government Elective 4.5
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
    MATH109 Introduction to Algebra 4.5
    MATH112 Analytic College Algebra 4.5
    MATH225 Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics 4.5
    PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5
    SOCL102 Introductory Sociology 4.5
    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
    HUMELE Humanities Elective
    Total Credit Hours: 66
    Courses - Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CS119 Introduction of Programming 4
    CS126 Unix Fundamentals 4
    CS251 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4
    CS250 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4
    CS346 User Interface Design 4
    CS362 Structured Query Language for Data Management 4
    CSS150 Introduction to Computer Security 4
    CSS200 Principles of Network Security 4
    EM200 Introduction to Website Development 4
    IT100 Introduction to Information Technology 4
    IT140 Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments 4
    IT175 Introduction to Cloud Computing 4
    IT204 Fundamentals of Networking 4
    IT225 IT Support Systems 4
    IT304 Computer Networks and Communications 4
    IT326 Network Infrastructure Administration 4
    IT401 Information Technology Architectures 4
    IT415 Business Intelligence 4
    IT425 Systems Analysis, Design and Integration 4
    IT496 ISM Team Project 4
    MPM210 Introduction to Project Management 6
    Electives Select 12 credits of IT related courses 12
    Total Credit Hours: 94
    Courses: Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    IT General Track Select 24 credits from any BSIT concentration or certificate course offerings: Network Management, Security, and Software Systems Engineering concentration (24), or Software Development certificate (24-30) (as long as pre-requisites and approvals are met) 24
    Total Credit Hours: 24

    Total Credit Hours: 184

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