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A Bachelor’s in Information Technology Program That’s Ahead of the Curve

Do you see yourself excelling in the world of high tech? Join Walden’s online BS in Information Technology (BSIT) program and start building the job-ready skills you need to shape the IT career you want.

Whether you’re already in an IT position or want to follow your passion, Walden can be the launchpad for your future. Explore knowledge areas critical to today’s information technology professionals, such as operating systems and computer network fundamentals. Have the potential to be career ready with key certification while still earning your bachelor’s degree.

An online bachelor's degree in information technology helps prepare students of any background for a wide range of entry-level IT roles.

A Personalized Path Forward

Our program design helps you uncover—and then dive right into—the IT area you enjoy most.

Certification Preparation

Prep materials are embedded directly into the courses, allowing you to get a jump on career credentials beyond your degree.

Cutting-Edge Subject Areas

Our BSIT courses are aligned with the industry to keep you ahead of the curve in the rapidly changing IT field.

Hands-On Skills Labs

Virtual labs and interactive textbooks allow you to problem-solve in real time, shape practical skills, and build your confidence.

Program Savings

Receive a $2,500 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 30, 2020. Contact one of our enrollment specialists to learn more.

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A Program of Distinction

The BS in Information Technology program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. As a further mark of quality, Walden University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

Concentrations

Cybersecurity

Learn to identify security vulnerabilities and protect confidential information in today’s networked world.

Database Administration

Explore the development, deployment, management, and integration of databases and information systems.

Network Administration

Focus on the concepts, components, and design of information and communication infrastructure solutions.

Self-Designed

Choose any four courses from the other BSIT concentrations to design a custom program that matches your goals.

Web and Mobile Applications Development

Examine the latest tools you can use to develop user-friendly, interactive applications that operate across multiple platforms.

Admission Requirements

Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are 21 years of age or older.
  • You are less than 21 years of age with 60 quarter credit hours.
  • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.

You are concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden.
More information for international applicants.

Forge a Vibrant Future in IT

In this ABET-accredited online information technology degree program, you’ll explore core IT areas early on in your program to determine which one ignites your interest. Then, progress through courses within your chosen concentration and start building career-ready skills. Each concentration in the BSIT program is specifically designed to provide you with the skill set needed to pursue relevant industry certifications. Immerse yourself in interactive simulations and exercises based on real-world challenges. Use your new skills to be more effective in your current role and set yourself apart to employers when you graduate.

Meet Your Academic Team

  • Kathy Simmons

    Program Director

    Dr. Simmons joined Walden in 2003 as a full-time faculty member. Prior to that, she had more than 20 years of experience as a project manager in information technology. Dr. Simmons is a member of the Project Management Institute and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

  • Vladimir GuBanov

    Core Faculty

    In addition to being an instructor and facilitator, Dr. GuBanov is a computer professional with more than 40 years of global experience in higher education and IT. He has extensive expertise in computer science research as well as software design, development, and deployment.

  • Nigel Basta

    Contributing Faculty

    Dr. Basta has worked as a cybersecurity consultant and systems analyst. His research interests include computer security and penetration testing, database security, and IT forensics. Dr. Basta authored three research studies in the area of differential equations and has also written several books.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Walden’s BS in Information Technology program will be prepared to:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.
  • Evaluate the positive social change impacts of information technology on individuals, organizations, and society.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Develop information technology solutions to meet the needs of employers and communities in a global society. 
  • Implement IT projects to satisfy business needs within time, budget and quality constraints. 
  • Collaborate effectively with a variety of stakeholders to meet user needs.
  •  Be employed in progressively more responsible positions in the information technology field.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior as information technology professionals. 
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the impact of technology on the individual, the organization, and society as an information technology professional. 
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge in the world of information technology and information-technology-related business practices. 

Career Impact

From aviation to academia, technology is increasingly vital to the success of industries across the globe. The professionals that design, develop, and maintain technological tools and systems are just as essential. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the computer and information technology sectors are projected to add about 531,200 new jobs through 2029.1

An online information technology degree equips you with the technical and professional expertise to define a solid career path in high tech. With hands-on training and certification prep embedded in the program, you’ll be ready to make a bigger impact in your current role—or pursue the IT job of your dreams.

A BS in Information Technology can prepare you to pursue career options such as:2

  1. Information security analyst, IT security specialist, cybersecurity specialist
  2. Database administrator, database developer
  3. Network architect, network engineer, network and computer systems administrators
  4. Web developer

A BS in Information Technology can prepare you to work in settings such as:

  1. Private business
  2. U.S. government
  3. Nonprofit organizations
  4. IT consulting firms
    1. Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow

11%

through 2029.1

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