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B.S. Information Technology Overview

Information and technology occupations are expected to grow 13 percent by 2028. 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. 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 three tracks:

  • Cloud computing and systems administration
  • Cybersecurity management
  • Digital business and game development

Upon completion of your chosen track, you have the ability to choose one additional track:

  • General Business
  • Project Management

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 business-related information technology
  • IT professionals wishing to advance their careers with a bachelor’s degree in information technology
  • Those who want 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 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.

Course of Study

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.

Course #TitleDescriptionCredits
ITEC 2000Computer ConceptsAn introduction to computer science: Exposure to system architecture, data structures, operating systems, storage and data retrieval are included.4
ITEC 2020Introduction to ProgrammingAn 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 20004
ITEC 3450Database ManagementA study of techniques for designing and maintaining large databases.4
ITEC 3460Systems AnalysisDescribes 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 3655Introduction to Web ProgrammingA 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 20004
ITEC 3710Cloud ComputingThis 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 3755Current Issues in TechnologyCapstone seminar dealing with new technologies, ethics, and other issues. Co-requisite: ITEC 37802
ITEC 3761Cybersecurity PolicyThis 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 3780Final Portfolio Presentation and AssessmentThe 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
WRIT 2420Professional Writing for Information TechnologyStudents 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 bachelor’s in information technology requirements, students are required to choose and complete one of the following tracks:

Course #TitleDescriptionCredits
ITEC 3500Network ManagementLocal 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 3760Introduction to CybersecurityThis 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 3764Cloud Computing and VirtualizationVirtualization, virtual machines, architectures, partitioning, consolidation, encapsulation of data, isolation, test environments, hypervisors and business continuity will be discussed in this course. 4
Course #TitleDescriptionCredits
ITEC 3760Introduction to CybersecurityThis 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 3762Computer ForensicsStudents 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 3769Ethical HackingThis course teaches students the methodologies for dealing with various types of hacking attacks and how to effectively deal with these types of attacks. Students in this course will be exposed to real-world scenarios in a series of virtual labs for a better understanding of network analysis and system hardening.4
Course #TitleDescriptionCredits
ITEC 3765Gamification and Digital BusinessThis 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 3766Digital Business Strategies and SolutionsThis 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 3768Applied Game Design and DevelopmentThis 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

Prerequisite: Complete one of the Cloud Computing and Systems Administration, Cybersecurity Management, or Digital Business and Game Development tracks.

Course #TitleDescriptionCredits
BUSA 2250Principles of MarketingExtensive study of business activities that seek to satisfy customer needs. Topics covered include an analysis of the marketing environment, industrial and consumer markets, buyer behavior, measuring and forecasting demand, and the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and place). In addition, an emphasis on the interaction of management and marketing decision-making will be stressed.4
BUSA 2301Financial AccountingAn introduction to financial accounting principles and practices, financial statement analysis, as well as managerial accounting.4
BUSA 2302Managerial AccountingAn introduction to managerial accounting, an accounting process where accounting information is used for managerial decisions. In addition, this course will make use of a spreadsheet for managerial problem solving and scenario analysis.4
BUSA 3210Management of OrganizationsA survey course with an overview of business operation, terminology, and practices with an emphasis on introducing fundamental management practices.4
BUSA 3230Corporate FinanceA study of the foundations of corporate financial management, including cash flow analysis, financial analysis and planning, management of financial resources, and capital for the firm. Prerequisite BUSA 23014
BUSA 3260Statistics and Business Research MethodsAn introduction to inferential statistics and the major areas of research in business. Attention is given to problem definition, research design, information gathering, and data analysis and presentation to assist managers in the decision-making process. Each student will develop a research proposal and carry out a field project in a related business discipline.4
BUSA 3270Human Resource ManagementIntroduces the student to the human resources/ personnel functions. Topics covered include recruitment, assessment, compensation, motivation, appraisal, development, legal environment, labor relations, and employee relations. Emphasis on how managers can deal with and utilize the human resources function.4
BUSA 3275Operations ManagementAn introduction to the tools and techniques of Operations Management, including forecasting, quality control, inventory management, supply chain management, and project management. Throughout the different elements of the course the core aspects will be strategy and productivity. Prerequisite BUSA 32604

Prerequisite: Complete one of the Cloud Computing and Systems Administration, Cybersecurity Management, or Digital Business and Game Development tracks.

Course #TitleDescriptionCredits
BUSA 3750Project Initiation and PlanningThis course examines the key concepts to efficiently and effectively manage work that is organized into a project. Topics include identifying projects based on strategy, developing a functional project charter, obtaining buy-in for key stakeholders, developing a project budget, organizing work into tasks, and developing a project schedule.4
BUSA 3751Project Execution and ControlThis course examines the key factors that a project manager must monitor to oversee the work in a project. Topics include project cost management, schedule management, task management, the benefits of key performance indicator charts, and contract management.4
BUSA 3752Managing Project Conclusion and AssessmentThis course examines the importance of ending a project in a way that can benefit future projects. Documenting lessons learned during a project may be of value to future projects, especially if the projects are in a portfolio (i.e., a collection of similar projects.)4

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Admission Requirements

Students applying for the online information technology bachelor’s program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2 on a 4.0 scale
  2. 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:

  1. Four units of English
  2. Two units of algebra (Algebra I and II)
  3. One unit 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 your Enrollment Counselor.
  3. 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.

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Career Outcomes

Online Learning

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