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Online bachelor's in information technology degrees

Take your next step with an IT degree

Prepare for a rewarding role in growing fields like computer science, cybersecurity and data science with our online Bachelor of Information Technology degrees. Our curriculum equips you with the in-demand knowledge and skills to apply information technology theory and principles to address real-world challenges. Depending on which online program you choose, you’ll learn how to produce project-based computing solutions, spot potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities, drive decision-making with data or design network infrastructures.

The best part? Our courses are 100% online and only 5 weeks long. That means you’ll have the flexibility to attend class whenever it fits your life. It’s a smart, convenient way to balance family, work and school.

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12

The number of times a year you can start your degree based on your schedule.

120

credits

The number of credits required to complete a Bachelor of Information Technology degree with UOPX.

credits

4

years

The program length for a Bachelor of Information Technology degree with UOPX.

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Skills you’ll learn with a Bachelor of Information Technology degree

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • Complex problem solving
  • Integration
  • Leadership
  • Software engineering

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CYBERSECURITY

  • Security policies
  • Vulnerability
  • Network security
  • Information systems security
  • Cybersecurity

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN DATA SCIENCE

  • Data analytics
  • Data management
  • Data visualization
  • Business intelligence

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Business process
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information systems
  • Operations
  • Systems analysis

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DIRECT ASSESSMENT)

  • Business process
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information systems
  • Operations
  • Systems analysis

Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years

Get value from your education before you even graduate. Update your resumé and LinkedIn profile with learned skills when you complete every 5- or 6-week course in our associate, bachelor's and master's programs.

Build skills on your way to your degree

Job outlook for Bachelor of Information Technology degree graduates

BLS CATEGORY: Software Developers, Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers

JOB GROWTH: 25%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for software developers, quality assurance analysts and testers is projected to be much faster than average between 2022 and 2032.

JOB TITLES:

  • Application Developer
  • Computer Consultant
  • Information Technology Analyst (IT Analyst)
  • Software Developer
  • Technical Consultant

BLS CATEGORY: Computer and Information Systems Managers

JOB GROWTH: 15%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for computer and information systems managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2022 and 2032.

JOB TITLES:

  • Information Technology Director
  • Information Systems Director
  • Information Systems Supervisor
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Technology Manager

BLS CATEGORY: Information Security Analysts

JOB GROWTH: 32%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for information security analysts is projected to be much faster than average between 2022 and 2032.

JOB TITLES:

  • IT Systems Security Analyst
  • Information Security Specialist
  • IT Specialist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Information Systems Supervisor

BLS CATEGORY: Computer and Information Systems Managers

JOB GROWTH: 15%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for computer and information systems managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2022 and 2032.

JOB TITLES:

  • Information Technology Director
  • Information Systems Director
  • Information Systems Supervisor
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Technology Manager

BLS CATEGORY: Computer and Information Systems Managers

JOB GROWTH: 15%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for computer and information systems managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2022 and 2032.

JOB TITLES:

  • Information Systems (IS) Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Database Architect
  • Research Scientist

Bachelor of Information Technology course requirements

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

You’ll take 18 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills to pursue in-demand roles in computer science. These core courses include topics like: web design fundamentals, data programming languages, computer organization and architecture, ethics, fundamentals of networking, operating systems, software engineering and artificial intelligence.

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

You’ll take 12 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills to pursue in-demand roles in cybersecurity. These core courses include topics like: cyber domain, foundations of security, computer network defense, Linux fundamentals, ethical hacking, web and cloud computing, information systems governance, strategic planning and finance.

Bachelor of Science in Data Science 

You’ll take 19 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills to pursue in-demand roles in data science. These core courses include topics like: data analytics, data programming languages, advanced spreadsheet applications, database fundamentals, database administration, analyzing and mining data, data communication and visualization for business.  

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology 

You’ll take 17 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills to pursue in-demand roles in information technology. These core courses include topics like: information systems fundamentals, foundations of security, infrastructure administration, data programming languages, data structures for problem solving and software engineering.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Direct Assessment)

You’ll take 17 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills to pursue in-demand roles in information technology. These core courses include topics like: information systems fundamentals, foundations of security, infrastructure administration, data programming languages, data structures for problem solving and software engineering.

Tuition and financial aid

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From grants and scholarships to transfer credits and federal financial aid, there are a variety of ways to pay for school and save on tuition.

Financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid is money from the U.S. Department of Education to help you pay for your college tuition and expenses.

Financial Aid

Transfer credits

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Transfer credits

Military or Veteran Benefits

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Military or Veteran Benefits

Scholarships

Starting with your first course, every new qualifying student will be awarded one of our scholarships.

Scholarships

Employer Tuition Discounts

Check if your employer provides tuition assistance, benefits, or reimbursement programs toward your degree.

Employer Tuition Discounts

Credit for Prior Learning

Explore over 200 savings opportunities to earn college credit for skills you’ve gained through work and life experiences.

Credit for Prior Learning

Student experience

Over 1 million alumni have earned their degrees while balancing work, school and life. So can you. 

Manage Time with Flexible Courses

Manage Time with Flexible Courses

Use Robust Student Resources

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How to apply for your Bachelor of Information Technology degree

Once you’ve selected your degree program, choose your start date from our calendar, apply for free and register before the deadline (usually one week before the program starts). Then you'll speak to an enrollment representative to begin class.

  • No application fee
  • No SAT, GMAT or essay required
  • Our risk-free trial lets eligible students try out University of Phoenix for three weeks with no financial obligation
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Meet your college deans

Our college deans focus on developing a career-relevant curriculum. They bring industry experience to the classroom and lead a faculty of academic professionals with one goal in mind—to help you earn the skills you need to pursue your career.

Kathryn Uhles, Dean

Kathryn Uhles, MSP, MIS

Dean, College of Business and Information Technology

J.L. Graff, Associate Dean

J.L. Graff, MBA

Associate Dean, College of Business and Information Technology

Joseph Aranyosi, Associate Dean

Joseph Aranyosi, MFA

Associate Dean, College of Business and Information Technology

Accreditation

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org since 1978.

Bachelor of Information Technology degree FAQs

The published program length to complete a bachelor’s degree in computer science, cybersecurity, data science or information technology is four years. Your time to completion could differ based on various factors, including any breaks from your coursework. You may be able to save time and money on your online program if you have eligible transfer credits from an accredited institution. See how you might be able to graduate faster with transfer credits.

 

A degree in computer science, cybersecurity, data science or information technology may be beneficial if you’re exploring career paths in the growing field of tech. Our online degree programs can help you gain the knowledge and critical skills necessary to stay competitive in tech. Additionally, some of the coursework for our tech-focused bachelor’s degree programs is aligned to industry recognized tech certifications.

Yes, University of Phoenix is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Yes, our bachelor’s degrees in computer science, cybersecurity, data science and information technology accept eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Speak with an enrollment representative to start the process of evaluation by the University to see if your prior college credits can apply to your program and to request your transcripts.

Depending on whether you choose a bachelor’s degree in computer science, cybersecurity, data science or information technology, you’ll prepare for a range of occupations that may include an application developer, software developer, IT specialist, systems analyst, data analyst, database architect and IT manager. Other career paths in the computer science and tech industry may require a master’s degree or specialized education. If you’d like to further your education after obtaining a bachelor’s degree, you can pursue a tech-related graduate program.  

Choose from four graduate-level programs:

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