BS in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

The fully online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program through Excelsior University provides you with the knowledge, skills, applications, and practices you need to make an immediate impact in the information technology field.

Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, the online program develops expertise in subjects including software and development, computer systems, database management, network communication, cybersecurity, system administration, human-computer interaction, and project management. Choose between two technical concentrations that prepare you for positions in high-demand job areas within the information technology industry, or pursue the general option that gives you the opportunity to design a study plan that aligns with your career goals.

Course Information

The online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree requires 120 credit hours.

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Intermediate Programming
  • Data Communications and Networking
  • Operating Systems and Computer Systems Architecture
  • Database Management Systems
  • Web Design and Development
  • Human-Computer Interactive Design
  • Overview of Computer Security
  • Project Management
  • System Administration
  • Integrated Technology Assessment (capstone)

Concentrations (Choose One)

Cybersecurity Technology

Focused on providing broad coverage on the technical, operational, and legal dimensions of cybersecurity, students attain a holistic view of implementing effective cybersecurity programs appropriate to the environment. Students learn to use a variety of cybersecurity tools and techniques in protecting information assets in organizations.

  • Computer Forensics
  • Cyber Attacks and Defenses
  • Business Continuity
  • Network and Application Security
  • Organizational Information Security


Design your own area of focus by choosing from approved information technology electives. By customizing your concentration, you can build upon you interests and achievements to stay competitive in the job market.

Network Operations

Focused on providing you with critical knowledge and skills in telecommunications and networking, this concentration guides you through the process of planning, designing, and managing security network and telecommunication systems.

  • Advanced Networking
  • Network Operating Systems
  • Wireless Technology
  • Telecommunication Management
  • Network Systems Design and Management
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Ask an Excelsior Advisor

 Have questions about earning your degree?
Get in touch with Excelsior’s program advisor.

Bernard C. Austin II
Associate Director of Partnership Development

Mobile: 518-227-1225
Email: [email protected]


Get Maximum Credit For Prior Learning

Credit for what you already know = lower cost and a shorter path to graduation. Receive credit for a variety of approved previous learning accomplishments, from courses and college-level exams to professional and military training, health care credentials, and industry certifications. Learn More

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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