Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Information Technology

An online bachelor’s degree in information technology may provide students with the technical skills and training needed to pursue careers in networking, Web development, project management, and information security. In these four-year programs, students may learn how to write code and create software programs, update and expand existing programs, and deal with computer security issues. Coursework within these programs may include a handful of general education requirements alongside electives and major-specific courses, such as network technology, database systems, and software development.

Graduates may either seek entry-level employment or pursue additional education and enroll in upper-level degree programs in information technology. Bachelor’s-level graduates may find employment opportunities in corporations, educational facilities, healthcare, and government.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 12% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum within an online bachelor’s degree program in information technology may combine several general education requirements along with major-specific courses and electives. Students enrolled in these four-year programs may choose from areas of concentration, including network management, database management, programming, security, and Web design. Core online information technology programs may include the following:

  • Web Development
  • Project Management
  • Technical Writing
  • Network Technology
  • Web Systems and Technology
  • Software Development
  • Database Systems

Career Options

Graduates of online bachelor’s degree programs in information technology may find career opportunities in a variety of settings, including retail, small business, corporations, educational facilities, government, and healthcare. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing careers as computer programmers are expected to increase by 12% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Database Analyst
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Network Engineer
  • Web Developer

Continuing Education

Graduates of online bachelor’s-level programs in information technology may pursue additional education and enroll in a master’s degree program in information technology. Students enrolled in these upper-level programs may gain leadership skills and study computer science, digital security, and emerging technologies.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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