B.S. Information Technology Overview
Information and technology occupations are expected to grow 15 percent by 2031.1 Rise to meet the challenges of our rapidly modernizing economy 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, including cybersecurity management techniques, cloud computing, and systems administration. Our curriculum covers key topics crucial to your career development, including:
- Systems analysis
- Current issues in the field
- Professional writing for IT
- Database management
- Game development
Our program prepares students to sit for industry-relevant exams provided by Google and IBM. With courses in cloud computing (aligned with courses from the Google Architect Professional Certificate), students can prepare for the Google Cloud certification exam, and with courses in cybersecurity (aligned with courses from the IBM IT Fundamentals for Cybersecurity Specialization Certificate), students will have four of the eight total courses required for the IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate.
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 degree in information technology at King is 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 100% online for your convenience. The fully digital format gives you ultimate flexibility in your education, allowing you to maintain your work and personal commitments. Major coursework can be completed in 16 months.
The Online Degree 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 cybersecurity and cloud computing
- IT professionals wishing to advance professionally with a bachelor’s degree focused on delivering immediate and industry-specific skills
- Those who want to gain adaptable technical skills to qualify for in-demand IT roles
Courses and Requirements
Our online IT degree requires 56 semester hours (14 courses) of major coursework. To graduate from King University, students must have completed a total of 124 semester hours, which includes a mixture of major courses, general education courses, and additional courses which may come from transfer credits or electives.
To graduate from King University with a baccalaureate degree, all students must have earned 30 credit hours of common experience and general education courses outside of the Bachelor of Science in IT core 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 38 semester hours of general electives.
|An introduction to computer science: Exposure to system architecture, data structures, operating systems, storage and data retrieval are included.
|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
|A study of techniques for designing and maintaining large databases.
|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.
|Introduction to Web Programming
|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.
|Current Issues in Technology
|Capstone seminar dealing with new technologies, ethics, and other issues. Co-requisite: ITEC 3780
|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.
|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)
|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.
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Students applying for the online information technology bachelor’s program must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2 on a 4.0 scale
- 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 the online bachelor’s in information technology at 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:
- Four units of English
- Two units of algebra (Algebra I and II)
- One unit of geometry
- Two units of foreign language
- Two units from history and social studies
- One unit of natural science
- 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:
- A completed online application
- An official transcript request form. A scanned copy may be emailed to your Enrollment Counselor.
- If applicable, an ACE transcript. The BSIT program at King University considers the credit recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) for industry-standard IT certifications with each official ACE transcript. A maximum of 30 credit hours of certification credit may be transferred into the BSIT program. Students may request transcripts from the ACE Request Transcripts page or the ACE Registry and Transfer System.
Have questions about this program or the admissions process? Request information and get connected to one of our knowledgeable enrollment counselors, who will help you get your IT degree online.
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- Flexibility and Convenience
- Personalized Academics
- Equal Excellence
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