Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

The online Information Technology (IT) Bachelor’s degree program through Excelsior College is designed to be flexible and geared towards developing your career. You’ll study with outstanding faculty drawn from some of the nation’s leading IT degree programs, while gaining job-ready skills and expertise in IT concentrations such as, information security, network operations and cybersecurity.

Degree Requirements

The online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree requires 120 credit hours. Of the 120 credits, 15 must be earned at the upper level in the technology component.

  • Technology component (including cybersecurity concentration requirements and Capstone course): 48 credit hours
  • Arts and sciences (including Cornerstone course): : 60 credit hours
  • Free electives: 12 credit hours

Online Core Technology Courses for Program:

• Fundamentals of Programming

• Intermediate Programming

• Data Communications and Networking

• Operating Systems and Computer System Architecture

• Database Concepts

• Web Design and Development

• Human-Computer Interaction

• Overview of Computer Security

• Project Management

• System Administration

• Integrated Technology Assessment Capstone

Fast-Track Degree Completion with Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Excelsior College awards academic credit for accredited college coursework you’ve successfully completed, including military and professional training, certifications, licenses, and exams. Learn how to Start with More Credit.

Learn Now, Pay Later with Deferred Tuition Program

Excelsior offers a deferred tuition program for those utilizing tuition reimbursement or GI Benefits.  This means instead of paying at the time of registration or using a payment plan, payment is deferred until after the course is completed.  This allows ample time for you to submit your tuition reimbursement paperwork for a refund.

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Degree Concentrations

Information Technology

Provides overall knowledge in several IT subjects such as, computer security, object-oriented programming, databases, networking and communication, software analysis and design and project management

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Information Security

Provides comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of information security and operations. Gain expertise in network security, computer forensics,information assurance, cryptography, web security, software analysis and design

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Network Operations 

Provides you with critical knowledge and skills to specialize in network operations. Gain job-ready expertise in network systems design,wireless networking technology, telecommunications, network operating systems and project management

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Cybersecurity

Focuses on providing broad coverage on the technical, operational and legal dimensions of Cybersecurity, including Cyberattacks and defenses, computer forensics, cloud computing, Cyberterrorism, secure mobile environments, networking and communications and systems architecture.

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Institutional Accreditation

Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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