Prepare to change your world and the world of those around you with a B.S. in Information Technology from Walden. Our online undergraduate program integrates expertise in the information technology and business fields. It is designed to help you form a solid foundation for long-term career growth and success in today’s global, IT-driven environment.

This online degree program will help equip you with the technical skills you need to succeed in the field, while providing a strong understanding of key managerial and organizational concepts.

Through hands-on lab activities, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with cross-functional teams and problem-solve real-world challenges. You will also gain the added advantage of joining Walden’s diverse learning community—an experience that helps uniquely position you to work in the multicultural, interdisciplinary teams typical of today’s global, IT-driven economy.

The B.S. in Information Technology is one of the few online programs accredited by ABET, the internationally recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

ABET Accreditation LogoABET accreditation also provides:

  • Validation that the program meets recognized standards of quality set by the information technology profession.
  • Assurance that students are well prepared to enter the information technology profession.
  • Recognition of education quality by employers.
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Concentrations

You also have the option to pursue an undergraduate minor. Your minor must be in a discipline outside your bachelor’s degree program area. Adding a minor to your program of study allows you to gain multidisciplinary skills that can help you advance toward your professional goals.

 

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Application Development, Testing, and Quality Assurance

Help develop the vision and skills to design, implement, and evaluate programs to solve business problems and meet stakeholders’ needs. This concentration teaches the latest quality assurance procedures and practices for measuring and improving the correctness, reliability, usability, and performance of organizational systems and processes.

In this concentration, you will:

  • Study ways to write, test, debug, and maintain source code to meet a business application’s requirements.
  • Explore various methods of testing during the software-development process.
  • Study methods used to evaluate, design, and improve human-computer interfaces.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (85 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (20 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)
    • Capstone courses (10 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Core Courses

Concentration Courses

IT Electives Courses

Choose four courses from general education, B.S. in Information Technology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than 6 elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Capstone Courses

Database Administration and Data Center Operations

Explore the development, deployment, management, and integration of databases and information systems with this concentration. Throughout the course of your studies, you can explore ways to plan, design, and implement solutions for data storage that ensure business continuity.

In this concentration, you will:

  • Study ways to maintain a database environment and understand the design and operations of data centers.
  • Examine database design, disaster recovery, performance analysis and tuning, data dictionary maintenance, and data security.
  • Apply redundancy techniques to provide maximum availability of systems and data.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (85 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (20 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)
    • Capstone courses (10 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Core Courses

Concentration Courses

IT Electives Courses

Choose four courses from general education, B.S. in Information Technology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than 6 elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Capstone Courses

Healthcare Informatics

Health information technology is the fastest-growing area of the healthcare market, utilizing IT-based innovations to reduce medical costs and improve the delivery of patient care. The Healthcare Informatics concentration helps prepare you to take an active role in designing, building, and supporting the complex information systems required to operate today’s ever-changing healthcare system.

In this concentration, you can:

  • Gain an understanding of how a variety of information systems are involved in patient care, research, administration, and public health.
  • Learn to analyze and design information systems, policies, and processes in response to the dynamic needs of the healthcare industry.
  • Explore social and ethical issues as they relate to the storage, retrieval, and management of patient data.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (85 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (20 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)
    • Capstone courses (10 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Core Courses

Concentration Courses

IT Electives Courses

Choose four courses from general education, B.S. in Information Technology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than six elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Capstone Courses

Networking and Operations

Businesses everywhere rely on immediate access to information to make intelligent decisions. In an ever-expanding global economy, information is routinely being digitized and communicated over networks of computers and other electronic devices. In this concentration, you will focus on the concepts, components, and design of information and communication infrastructure solutions. You will study ways to design, deploy, and administer scalable data networks and telecommunication infrastructures.

In this concentration, you will:

  • Study ways to design, implement, and maintain computer-network operations.
  • Examine the selection, installation, and maintenance of computer hardware and software.
  • Explore the deployment, configuration, maintenance, and monitoring of active network equipment.
  • Focus on security and fault-tolerance in networks for secure and reliable performance.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (85 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (20 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)
    • Capstone courses (10 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Core Courses

Concentration Courses

IT Electives Courses

Choose four courses from general education, B.S. in Information Technology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than 6 elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Capstone Courses

Security and Forensics

Become a critical player in today’s networked world, where demand is high for skilled professionals who can secure confidential information and block unauthorized access. Businesses everywhere rely upon these well-trained and experienced specialists who can identify security vulnerabilities and implement frameworks for incident prevention, response, and recovery.

In this concentration, you will:

  • Analyze security and privacy issues in real-world cases.
  • Recognize appropriate techniques both to minimize risks and to react to security breaches.
  • Investigate techniques and tools specific to network, system software, and application software security.
  • Study ways to structure computer-security practices in alignment with organizational needs.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (85 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (20 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)
    • Capstone courses (10 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Core Courses

Concentration Courses

IT Electives Courses

Choose four courses from general education, B.S. in Information Technology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than 6 elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Capstone Courses

Self-Designed

If you have particular learning and professional interests, you may opt for the Self-Designed concentration within the B.S. in Information Technology program. Customize your learning experience by choosing any four courses from the other B.S. in Information Technology concentrations to design a program that will closely match your professional goals.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (85 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (20 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)
    • Capstone courses (10 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Core Courses

Concentration Courses

Choose any four courses from the other B.S. in Information Technology concentrations to design a program that will closely match your professional goals.

Elective Courses

Choose four courses from general education, B.S. in Information Technology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than 6 elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Capstone Courses

Web and Mobile Applications Development

When creating Web and mobile applications, developers must consider the usability, accessibility, and cross-device compatibility of the programs. This concentration examines the latest tools you can use to develop user-friendly and interactive applications that operate across multiple platforms. By focusing on key elements of the application development life cycle, including visual, information architecture, and interactive elements, you can gain the skills you need to build effective Web and mobile applications.

In this concentration, you can:

  • Design and develop applications that work across multiple platforms and operating systems, including cellular devices, smartphones, gaming, and stand-alone applications.
  • Gain knowledge and specific technical skills that can be applied in positions such as Web project manager, Web business analyst, and mobile applications developer and in other information technology and systems roles.

Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)
    • Core courses (85 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (20 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 cr.)
    • Capstone courses (10 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

 

 

Core Courses

 

 

Concentration Courses

 

 

IT Electives Courses

Choose four courses from general education, B.S. in Information Technology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than 6 elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

This includes an option to take the following course:

 

 

Capstone Courses

 

 

Curriculum Component  Requirements  Cost  Total* 
Fundamentals Courses (MATH 0099)  Based on individual student requirements  $50 per quarter credit hour  $50
Courses  181 total quarter credit hours  $310 per quarter credit hour  $56,110 
Technology Fee  per quarter  $120 $1,920
   

Total

$58,030 
   

Transfer up to 135 credits 

$42,054
   

Grand Total

$15,976

* Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

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Accelerate Your Degree Completion

Nearly every organization relies on some form of information technology to perform critical business functions. There are many opportunities for motivated individuals interested in a career in information technology.

Walden’s B.S. in Information Technology program can help you build the skills you need to contribute meaningfully to this exciting and fast-changing field. Specifically, within a few years of graduation, and with continued learning and attained experience, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Information
Technology should be able to work in the careers such as:

  • Application development/quality assurance professionals analyze, design, and build applications to suit a business’ needs and systematically ensure applications perform reliably to specified requirements.
  • Customer support/help desk professionals provide technical assistance, support, and advice to customers and other users. They interpret problems and provide technical support for hardware, software, and systems.
  • Database administration/data center operations professionals are responsible for storing, organizing, and managing data. They identify user needs, set up and maintain computer databases and data centers, and test systems to ensure they perform as they should. They are responsible for data integrity, backup, and security.
  • Networking/network operations/systems administration professionals design, install, and support an organization’s computer systems. They are responsible for local-area networks (LAN), wide-area networks (WAN), network segments, and Internet and intranet systems.
  • Network security professionals plan, coordinate, and implement an organization’s information security. They educate users about computer security, install security software, monitor networks for security breaches, respond to cyber attacks, and gather forensic evidence of cyber crime.

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Walden’s B.S. in Information Technology program helps develop not only technical capabilities in security, databases, networking, and application development, but also the real business understanding and managerial skills that employers seek.

The B.S. in Information Technology program provides the foundation to develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, communication, and leadership skills. As a Walden B.S. in Information Technology student, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Take courses in current and emerging information technology topics to help gain a competitive edge in your career.
  • Select a practical and applied concentration that focuses on an area of high demand in security and forensics, operations, quality assurance, or customer support.
  • Complete general education requirements while you take courses in your major, giving you the opportunity to focus on your interests early in your studies and apply what you learn to your workplace.
  • Develop proficiencies using a variety of servers, systems, and programming languages, including Windows, Linux, SQL, Visual Basic, Java, JavaScript, Perl, AJAX, XML, and HTML.
  • Explore new perspectives by collaborating with students who are passionate about the field of information technology.
  • Participate in intensive hands-on lab activities where assignments might include setting up a network, working with different operating systems, programming or database management, or group/team assignments.
  • Install, configure, and operate the critical components of information technology infrastructure, such as networks, servers, firewalls, and data centers.
  • Develop information technology to support and serve the needs of employers and communities in the global society.
  • Integrate technologies, products, and services from multiple vendors to satisfy organizational needs.
  • Implement information technology projects that meet and anticipate organizational needs on time and within budget.
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with stakeholders to deliver solutions that meet user needs.
  • Uphold the professional ethics of the information technology field.

When you choose Walden’s B.S. in Information Technology, you can benefit from the flexibility of online learning and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. Learn more.

Find out more about what defines Walden’s B.S. in Information Technology program:

Course Media

A History of Quality Standards takes a glimpse into the past century and looks at how companies have measured their products and production methods to drive quality assurance and customer satisfaction. This video, which earned a 2011 CINE Golden Eagle Award, provides an overview of the methodologies and principles used to set quality standards.

Enhanced Learning Through Technology

Take a closer look at the types of hands-on projects you can expect as a student in Walden’s B.S. in Information Technology or B.S. in Computer Information Systems program. You can use the latest online learning technologies to gain valuable, practical experience in areas ranging from programming and networking to systems analysis and security—and more.

Portfolio

As a student in the B.S. in Information Technology program, you will have the opportunity to create a portfolio—a portable showcase of your work—featuring a variety of assignments completed throughout the program. Serving as a repository, your portfolio allows you to access your coursework at any time to make improvements, track feedback, and organize it into a larger product that demonstrates the span of your technical abilities.

You can also share your portfolio with faculty, fellow students, colleagues, supervisors, and potential employers. You can create presentations to use for job interviews, performance reviews, or career advancement.

Robert Ball, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S., B.S., Brigham Young University

Ahmed Banafa, M.S., Lehigh University; B.S., King Abdulaziz University

Timothy D. Barker, M.S., Central Michigan University; M.S., University of Colorado; B.S., Wayland Baptist University

John Borton, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder; M.S., University of Northern Colorado; B.A., Purdue University

Ryan Cameron, M.S., University of Phoenix; B.A., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Steven V. Case, Ph.D., M.S., Nova Southeastern University; B.S., University of Minnesota

Mark Cohen, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University; J.D., University of Baltimore; B.S., Villa Julie College; B.S., Old Dominion University

Michael Collins, Ph.D., University of Arkansas; M.B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; B.S., Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Brooke Estabrook-Fishinghawk,M.S., University of North Texas; M.S., University of Illinois; M.S., Emporia State University; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Rosario Feghali, Ph.D., University of Quebec; M.B.A., Concordia University; B.S., Saint Joseph University, Lebanon

Martin Grossman,D.B.A., M.S., Nova Southeastern University

Rodney E. Greer, M.B.A., The City University of New York; B.A., Humboldt State University

Vladimir A. Gubanov, Ph.D., Ural State Technical University, Russia; M.S., Ural State University, Russia; M.S., American InterContinental University

Bhanu Kapoor, Ph.D., M.S., Southern Methodist University; B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology

Habib U. Khan, Ph.D., Leeds Metropolitan University; M.B.A., B.S., Bahauddin Zakariya University

Michael J. Kolta, Ph.D., M.S., University at Albany, State University of New York; B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Kevin Lee, M.S., University of Phoenix; B.S., High Point University

Bendick Mahleko, Ph.D., Technische Universität Darmstadt; M.S.C., B.S.C., National University of Science and Technology

Carr Mensa-Oduro, Ph.D., Walden University; M.B.A., B.S., Azusa Pacific University

Gail Miles, Ph.D., M.Ed., University of Florida

James I. Nichols, M.S., University of Florida; B.S., University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Chad Peiper, Ph.D., M.S., University of Illinois

Andre Rosenthal, M.B.A., University of Phoenix; B.S., Florida International University

Farhan Siddiqui, Ph.D., M.S., Wayne State University; B.S., Osmania University, India

John Stachel, Ph.D., Capella University; M.S., University of Phoenix

Raul Valverde, D.B.A., University of Southern Queensland; M.B.A., Monterrey Institute of Technology; M.Eng., Concordia University; B.S., Excelsior College

Lisa Ward, M.S., M.A., The University of Texas at Austin; B.S., University of Wisconsin–Madison

Julie A. Wiebell, M.B.A., Franklin University; B.S., Ohio University

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Apply mathematical and computing concepts to support programming logic, functions, data structures, and database access.
  2. Analyze a problem to identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. Design a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet defined needs.
  4. Implement the design of a computer-based system, process, component, or program.
  5. Evaluate the quality of a computer-based system, process, component, or program.
  6. Work collaboratively as a member of a team to develop and deliver IT solutions.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of IT professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.
  8. Communicate effectively, in oral and written form, with IT stakeholders.
  9. Analyze the impact of IT solutions on individuals, organizations, and global society.
  10. Engage in continuing professional development based on recognition of its need and value.
  11. Apply current techniques and tools in the development, deployment, and evaluation of IT solutions.
  12. Apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies.
  13. Incorporate user needs in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems.
  14. Integrate technologies, products and services from multiple sources into a user environment.
  15. Apply “best practice” and standards in IT development, deployment, and evaluation processes.
  16. Formulate a project plan based on appropriate systems development methods and project management practice.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Develop information systems solutions to meet the needs of employers and communities in a global society.
  2. Collaborate effectively with a variety of stakeholders to meet user needs.
  3. Be employed in progressively more responsible positions in the information systems field.
  4. Demonstrate ethical behavior as information system professionals.
  5. Demonstrate sensitivity to the impact of technology on the individual, the organization, and society as an information system professional.
  6. Maintain up-to-date knowledge in the world of information systems and information systems-related business practices.

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