Are you interested in the implementation and maintenance of information solutions that are critical to modern businesses? Information technology graduates who complete this ABET-accredited program develop the following competencies:
- Configuring and managing complex computer and database systems.
- Creating network architectures in cybersecure infrastructures.
- Full stack development.
What is an information technology degree?
An IT degree helps graduates develop the knowledge and abilities to:
- Manage big data and computer networks in professional contexts.
- Monitor and improve the security of these key technology assets.
From the start of this IT degree program, you'll develop a basic grasp of computer programming languages. Then, throughout the information technology degree program, you will build knowledge and practical expertise in information systems, networking and security.
How long does it take to get an information technology degree?
Full-time students can complete a bachelor’s degree in about four years. The Bachelor of Science in information technology degree at Arizona State University is 120 credit hours and can be spread across multiple terms. On average, learners commit about six hours of actual time per credit hour, per week to the program. Each class lasts 7.5 weeks, with a total of 40 classes.
You can specialize your IT education through two focus areas in your junior or senior years. Choose between networking and security or information systems. By following specialized tracks in your IT degree online, you can prepare for your transition into the professional world with a strongly defined and functional set of abilities.
You can find out more about student enrollment and graduation data in our factbook.
An information technology degree can help you build expertise in core IT concepts, preparing you for IT careers where you design, implement and administer computer-based information solutions. In this ABET accredited program, you'll take several courses in programming language, cloud-based software- and security to build a foundation in information technology.
Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:
- National Academy of Engineering members.
- National Academy of Sciences member.
- National Academy of Inventors members.
- National Academy of Construction members.
- More than 40 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last four years.
Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from the U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.
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No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.