Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
- Next Start Date: January 9, 2017
- Estimated Program Length: 16 Months*
- Semester Hours: 48 Hours
- Cost Per Semester Hour: $300
* Major coursework may be completed in as little as 16 months.
The field of information technology is rapidly growing as businesses become increasingly dependent on technology to operate effectively and efficiently. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates an 18% growth in the field through 2020. King University prepares a new, tech-savvy workforce through our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) online degree program. The online IT degree is designed for professionals who have earned some college credit and seek to finish their bachelor’s degree and enhance their industry knowledge.
The online information technology degree also prepares professionals for various technical career paths that require superior business skills as well as communication and critical-thinking skills. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is a must-have credential for any individual who seeks management or administrative and strategic positions within their organization, desires to pursue research or continue with graduate studies in the field. Our online courses are the same courses as those delivered on campus.
Students in King University’s Information Technology program have the opportunity to choose from one of the following tracks:
- Network Management
- Information Systems
Professionals who earn an online information technology degree are prepared to apply appropriate information technologies and employ appropriate methodologies to help individuals or organizations achieve their technology goals and objectives.
Information technology degree graduates can also manage the IT resources of an individual or organization, anticipate the changing direction of technology and information management, and evaluate and communicate the likely utility of new technologies to an individual or organization.
The online IT program will prepare you for the next step in your career by helping to create a portfolio to share with future employers and focusing on fundamental managerial topics such as:
- Project management
- Problem solving
- Policy consultation
- Technology research methods
- IT plan development
This program is comprised of a 48 semester hour major (12 courses) and major coursework may be completed in as little as 16 months. A total of 124 semester hours are required to graduate from King University.
Students that need additional core and/or elective courses to fulfill the 124 semester hours may transfer those credit hours from another accredited institution or register for core and elective courses offered each semester through the Pathway and Quest programs at King University.
Computer and Software Requirements: Students are required to have a PC laptop with wireless and webcam capability and Microsoft Office 2010 or later, including Microsoft Access. Please note that Microsoft Access is not currently compatible with the Apple operating system.
Students must have previously earned 45 semester hours to gain admission into the online bachelor of science in information technology program.
General Education Core Requirements
A minimum of 30 semester hours in general education courses is required prior to graduation, including one course from each of the following categories:
- English composition
- College mathematics
- Science with laboratory
- Human culture (religion, psychology, sociology, foreign language)
- U.S. and global citizenship (economics, history, philosophy, political science)
Prior to graduation from King, a comprehensive general education assessment test is required. A pass or fail test, the Outcomes Assessment at King (OAK) becomes available in your student portal upon entering your last semester of classes. The OAK is comprised of 75 general education questions.
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