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B.S. Information Technology Overview

Information and technology occupations are expected to grow 13 percent by 2026. Rise to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s workforce with the online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at King University.

Our online IT degree program offers a state-of-the-art education that prepares you for the next step in your career. Featuring a comprehensive curriculum, the program offers you the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the many exciting facets of the field. Our curriculum covers key topics crucial to your career development, including:

  • Programming
  • Systems analysis
  • Current issues in the field
  • Professional writing for IT
  • Database management
  • Cloud computing
  • Game development

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to tailor your degree to fit your unique career goals. Our program gives you the ability to choose one of four concentrations in which to specialize: cloud computing and systems administration, cybersecurity management, digital business and game development, and information systems.

Upon graduation, you’ll be well prepared to enter a variety of technology-related fields, such as security, programming, network architecture, or database administration. The online IT program at King is specifically designed for individuals with some college credit who seek to finish their bachelor’s degree. It is also tailored for IT professionals who wish to enter positions of management or administration within their organizations.

The online IT degree is offered fully online for your convenience. The fully digital format gives you ultimate flexibility in your education, allowing you to keep your work and life commitments and fit your studies around your busy life. Major coursework can be completed in 16 months.

The B.S. in Information Technology is Designed for…

  • Individuals with some college credit who seek to finish their bachelor’s degree
  • Working professionals who want to enhance their knowledge of business-related information technology
  • IT professionals wishing to advance their careers
  • Those who wish to get specialized training in the field

Accreditation

King University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of King University.

Courses and Requirements

Our online IT degree requires 48 semester hours (13 courses) of major coursework. To graduate from King University, students must complete a total of 124 semester hours, which includes a mixture of major courses, general education courses, and additional courses which may come from credit transfers or electives.

Course of Study

To graduate from King University with a baccalaureate degree, all students must have earned 30 semester hours of common experience and general education courses. These courses include Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice, Citizenship, English Composition, Human Creative Products, Quantitative Literacy, Science, and additional credit hours from general education courses.

Students must earn a total of 46 semester hours of general electives.

Course # Title Description Credits
ITEC 2000 Computer Concepts An introduction to computer science: Exposure to system architecture, data structures, operating systems, storage and data retrieval are included. 4
ITEC 2020 Introduction to Programming An introduction to problem solving, algorithm development, and algorithm analysis implemented in a high level, block structured programming language (such as C++ or Java). Prerequisite: ITEC 2000 4
ITEC 3450 Database Management A study of techniques for designing and maintaining large databases. 4
ITEC 3460 Systems Analysis Describes the role of the systems analyst in information systems. Presents the concepts of systems analysis, design, and implementation in the system development life cycle. Considers the current modeling tools of the systems analyst, including data flow diagrams, entity-relation diagrams, decision support systems, and project management. 4
ITEC 3655 Introduction to Internet Programming A study of web programming concepts and techniques, including advanced JavaScript, PHP, and database integration, and application programming. Focus will be on a systems approach and will include the development of a comprehensive application project from concept to final product. Prerequisite: ITEC 2000 4
ITEC 3710 Cloud Computing This course covers cloud computing from an end-user perspective. Students will learn to utilize open source and readily available applications, collaboration tools, and storage options housed on the Internet. The focus of this course is cloud computing from a business or managerial point of view rather than a network or software engineering viewpoint. Students will be exposed to legal, ethical, and privacy issues associated with cloud computing. 4
ITEC 3755 Current Issues in Technology Capstone seminar dealing with new technologies, ethics, and other issues. Co-requisite: ITEC 3780 2
ITEC 3780 Final Portfolio Presentation and Assessment The purpose of this course is to allow student candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology to demonstrate their major field achievements through constructing and presenting a final portfolio of their work. The portfolio presentation is submitted online during ITEC 3780, at the end of the semester in which the student intends to graduate. Any student who does not meet the requirements of the assessment of the portfolio will not graduate until the requirements have been met. Co-requisite: ITEC 3755. (Not designed for transfer) 2
TCOM 2420 Professional Writing for Information Technology Students practice genres of discourse and have an introduction to written and oral communication in technical and professional IT environments. Instruction and projects emphasize addressing audience, using writing processes, thinking visually, writing and editing technical documents, operating within professional ethics, and communicating with clear and accurate expression. Genres include letters, memoranda, emails, instructions, reports, and proposals. Students write and revise several cycles of documents and give oral presentations. 4

In addition to completing the IT requirements, students are required to choose and complete one of the following tracks:

Course # Title Description Credits
ITEC 3500 Network Management Local area networks, wide area networks, and internets are discussed. Protocols and the ISO Open Systems Interconnect reference model. Design, analysis, and performance evaluation. Emphasis on data link, network, and transport protocols. 4
ITEC 3764 Cloud Computing and Virtualization Virtualization, virtual machines, architectures, partitioning, consolidation, encapsulation of data, isolation, test environments, hypervisors and business continuity will be discussed in this course. 4
ITEC 3760 Introduction to Cybersecurity This course introduces the threats to information resources and appropriate security measurement. Topics include cryptography, identification and authentication, access control models and mechanisms, steganography, Internet security, and intrusion detection and prevention. 4

Choose one of the following courses:

Course # Title Description Credits
ITEC 3530 Enterprise & Wide Area Networks Overview of the protocols, equipment, and best practices for enterprise and wide area networks. Emphasis on structuring and managing networks in large enterprise and organizations requiring multi-site connectivity. Prerequisite: ITEC 3500 4
ITEC 3761 Cybersecurity Policy This course introduces the concepts of risk assessment, and acceptable use and enforcement of information technology security policies. Students will develop a comprehensive information technology security policy using SANS (System Administration, Audit, Networking, and Security) guidelines. 4
Course # Title Description Credits
ITEC 3760 Introduction to Cybersecurity This course introduces the threats to information resources and appropriate security measurement. Topics include cryptography, identification and authentication, access control models and mechanisms, steganography, Internet security, and intrusion detection and prevention. 4
ITEC 3761 Cybersecurity Policy This course introduces the concepts of risk assessment, and acceptable use and enforcement of information technology security policies. Students will develop a comprehensive information technology security policy using SANS (System Administration, Audit, Networking, and Security) guidelines. 4
ITEC 3762 Computer Forensics Students will investigate computer network intrusions including gathering evidence, chain of custody, detection systems, and incident reporting. This course makes extensive use of hands-on techniques used by computer forensics professionals. 4
ITEC 3763 Cybersecurity for Mobile Devices This course covers the unique security issues surrounding mobile devices including cell phones and tablets. Students will explore vulnerabilities and risks and learn to mitigate those risks through a variety of technical and policy measures. 4
Course # Title Description Credits
ITEC 3765 Gamification and Digital Business This course introduces game elements and gamification for the development of business solutions. Topics include abstractions of concepts and reality, goals, rules, conflict, competition, cooperation, reward structures, feedback, levels, storytelling, curve of interests, aesthetics, etc. 4
ITEC 3766 Digital Business Strategies and Solutions This course introduces strategies and solutions introduces the innovative and disruptive strategies of change management. Other topics include business models, operations, and digital frameworks of business. 4
ITEC 3767 Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Communication Alternative realities mechanics, optics, acoustics, physiology, psychology, ergonomics, and ethics are discussed in this course. A campaign strategy will be developed to further VR and AR implementation/s. 4
ITEC 3768 Applied Game Design and Development This course introduces game design, development, coding, level design, game theory and mechanics, interactive narrative for gaming and game project management for digital business management. 4
Course # Title Description Credits
ITEC 3500 Network Management Local area networks, wide area networks, and internets are discussed. Protocols and the ISO Open Systems Interconnect reference model. Design, analysis, and performance evaluation. Emphasis on data link, network, and transport protocols. 4
ITEC 3760 Introduction to Cybersecurity This course introduces the threats to information resources and appropriate security measurement. Topics include cryptography, identification and authentication, access control models and mechanisms, steganography, Internet security, and intrusion detection and prevention. 4

Choose two of the following courses:

Course # Title Description Credits
ITEC 3530 Enterprise & Wide Area Networks Overview of the protocols, equipment, and best practices for enterprise and wide area networks. Emphasis on structuring and managing networks in large enterprise and organizations requiring multi-site connectivity. Prerequisite: ITEC 3500 4
ITEC 3761 Cybersecurity Policy This course introduces the concepts of risk assessment, and acceptable use and enforcement of information technology security policies. Students will develop a comprehensive information technology security policy using SANS (System Administration, Audit, Networking, and Security) guidelines. 4
ITEC 3762 Computer Forensics Students will investigate computer network intrusions including gathering evidence, chain of custody, detection systems, and incident reporting. This course makes extensive use of hands-on techniques used by computer forensics professionals. 4
ITEC 3763 Cybersecurity for Mobile Devices This course covers the unique security issues surrounding mobile devices including cell phones and tablets. Students will explore vulnerabilities and risks and learn to mitigate those risks through a variety of technical and policy measures. 4

Admission Requirements

Students applying for the online information technology degree program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Students must have previously earned 45 semester hours to gain admission into an online bachelor’s program at King. These hours may be applied to the general education, major, or general elective requirements of the program. If a student has fewer than 45 hours, they must complete King’s Pathway program to obtain the necessary credits before declaring their major.
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2 on a 4.0 scale
  3. Students with less than a 2.2 high school GPA may be considered and accepted on a conditional basis provided they are able to demonstrate their plans to succeed in the program.

General Admission Requirements

General requirements for admission to King University include graduation from an accredited or recognized high school, GED, or secondary institution with a minimum of 16 academic units, distributed as follows:

  1. Four units of English
  2. Two units of algebra (Algebra I and II)
  3. One units of geometry
  4. Two units of foreign language
  5. Two units from history and social studies
  6. One unit of natural science
  7. Four units of other academic electives

Students educated at home should follow the same procedures as any other candidate for the freshman class.

Students should present a high school transcript and documentation, or its equivalent.

How to Apply

Students applying for an online IT degree program must submit the following materials:

  1. A completed online application
  2. An official transcript request form. A scanned copy may be emailed to transcripts2@learninghouse.com or faxed to 800.473.2512.

Have questions about this program or the admissions process? Request a brochure and get connected to one of our knowledgeable enrollment counselors.

Tuition & Fees

King University helps minimize the cost of your education through our transfer credit policy. We will accept up to 76 transfer credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities.

 CostTotal
Full Program Tuition$305 per semester hour$37,820
Full Program Fees$100 Technology Fee (per course)
$125 Graduation Fee (one-time)
$3,225
Full Program Total$41,045
Tuition with maximum transfer credits (Up to 76)$305 per semester hour$14,640
Fees with maximum transfer credits $100 Technology Fee (per course)
$125 Graduation Fee (one-time)
$1,325
Total with Transfer Credits$15,965

Career Outcomes

  • Computer systems analyst
  • IT consultant
  • Security analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Network administrator
  • Cloud infrastructure architect
  • Digital business analyst
Online Learning

Studying online prepares you for a successful future. Discover a learning format that offers:

  • Flexibility and Convenience
  • Personalized Academics
  • Equal Excellence
  • Opportunity for Self Insight