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Bachelor’s in Information Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology provides students with a program that can be customized to align with their professional goals and personal interests.

  • Concentrations offered in Networking, Administration and Information Security, and Programming and Application Development.
  • Save time and money by applying up to 90 transfer credits toward this degree.
  • Earn credit for select IT certifications.
  • Complete your remaining credits entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills that can lead to professional advancement and graduate-level study.
  • Networking, Administration and Information Security program available in Competency-Based format.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BS in Information Technology program will be able to:

  1. Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.

  2. Select, design, integrate, implement, evaluate, and administer computer-based systems to meet defined user needs.

  3. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.

  4. Analyze computing-related ethical, legal and social issues to enable responsible professional practice and an ability to synthesize policy recommendations.

  5. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

  6. Use and apply current techniques, concepts, tools, and practices in the core information technologies.

  7. Assist in the creation and execution of an effective project plan.

Program at a Glance:

Credits:

121

Transfer Credits:

Up to 90 transfer credits can be applied to this degree

Format:

100% online, or a blend of online and on-campus courses

Cost:

See how you can finish this degree for about $20,000

Per Credit Tuition:

$600 per credit

See if you are eligible for a corporate discount

*Tuition is based on 2019-2020 tuition and does not include fees or books.

Peirce College's Information Technology degree courses are designed to fit with your busy schedule – study online, on campus or a combination of both. Peirce also offers a new competency-based education program for earning your IT degree with a concentration in Networking, Administration and Information Security, so you can put what you already know to good use!

At Peirce, we give you the skills you need you need to jump-start your IT career, and the learning flexibility you need to gain those skills. Learn more about why Peirce's Information Technology degree might be right for you and apply today to take your first step toward a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Curriculum

The institutional requirements for a degree in Information Technology are shown below. To view the curriculum specific to each Bachelor’s degree Concentration, continue down the page for the Networking, Administration & Information Security or Programming & Application Development specific curriculum.

Total Credits for Bachelor’s Degree: 121

INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Min. Credits
PRCPRC 100 or PRC 101*1
BIS 111Application Software Fundamentals3
COM 112Speech Communication3
COM 312Practical Reasoning3
ENG 101English Composition3
ENG 103Rhetoric and Research3
HUM 102Introduction to Ethics3
HUM/HISHumanities/History Core3
MAT 101Introduction to College Mathematics3
MAT 102College Algebra3
SCISCI Core (choose 2)6
SOC SCISOC SCI Core (choose 2)6
GEN EDGeneral Education Course (choose 1)3

NETWORKING, ADMINISTRATION, AND INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:Min. Credits
BIS 112Programming Concepts3
BIS 201HTML and the World Wide Web3
BIS 235Database Management Systems3
BIS 402Systems Analysis and Design3
ISC 310Information Security and Risk Management3
ISC 325Access Control, Security Assessment, and Security in the Software Development Lifecycle3
ISC 410Asset Security and Security Engineering3
ISC 425Network Security and Security Operations3
ITN 120PC Fundamentals3
ITN 130Networking Fundamentals3
ITN 144Introduction to Network Security3
ITN 200Server Administration I3
ITN 220Help Desk and Customer Support Concepts3
ITN 301Linux Administration, Networking, and Security3
ITN 310Network Routing and Switching I3
ITN 311Routing and Switching II3
ITN 405Ethical Hacking3
ITN 410Server Administration II3
ITN 425IT Capstone in Networking, Administration, and Information Security3
MIS 110Usability Principles and Design3
MIS 205Ethical Management of Information Technology3
MIS 302Project Management3
ELEElective Course (choose 4)

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PROGRAMMING AND APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT:Min. Credits
BIS 112Programming Concepts1
BIS 201HTML and the World Wide Web3
BIS 235Database Management Systems3
BIS 323Computer Programming II3
BIS 324Computer Programming III3
BIS 325Application Development3
BIS 330JavaScript Programming3
BIS 345Advanced Application Development3
BIS 402Systems Analysis and Design3
BIS 403Applied Systems Design3
BIS 415IT Capstone in Programming3
ISC 325Assess Control, Security Assessment, and Security in the Software Development Lifecycle3
ITN 120PC Fundamentals6
ITN 130Networking Fundamentals6
ITN 144Introduction to Network Security3
ITN 200Server Administration I3
ITN 301Linux Administration, Networking, and Security3
MAT 109 or MAT 370Statistics I or Applied Discrete Mathematics (Choose 1)3
MIS 110Usability Principles and Design3
MIS 205Ethical Management of Information Technology3
MIS 302Project Management3
ELEElective Courses (choose 4)12

One of the Top 25 Online IT Bachelor's Programs

Best-Online-Bachelors-Degrees-in-ITIndependent college research and ranking resource BestColleges.com ranked Peirce College's Information Technology program as one of the top 25 online IT bachelor's programs in the nation. The website stressed how online programs are particularly well suited for students studying IT and highlighted how in-demand the field is. BestOnlineColleges.com considered graduation and retention rates as well as support, career and technology services when it ranked schools in its best online IT bachelor's program list.

Careers in Information Technology

Our Information Technology program prepares you for long-term career success in the IT field. You’ll get cutting edge practical skills along with a solid foundation in critical thinking and analytics for success in a variety of fields. Join Peirce graduates working in IT in healthcare, financial services, insurance, banking and other industries. For more information about potential information technology careers for Peirce graduates, visit our Information Technology Careers page.

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"To be successful in our Information Technology programs, a student must not only be interested in IT, but in solving problems and helping people – these attributes provide the motivation needed to make it through the academic challenges and to make important connections in grasping how technology fits in organizations."

Brian Finnegan
Assistant Dean, Information Technology & General Education

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