Skills for success with an online IT bachelor’s degree

You need a competitive edge when you pursue a career in information technology. Get the experience, skills, and hands-on expertise to get noticed with the online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Strayer University.

We offer concentrations in cybersecurity, data analytics, data management, IT project management, networking or software development. Each focus can help strengthen your knowledge of existing and emerging technologies and prepare you for the information technology career you want. 

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Winter Classes Start:

January 6

Courses to Complete:

40

Cost Per Course:

$1,480

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These learning resources and supporting certification exams have been accepted by, and meet the standards of the following organizations:

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ISO 17024
EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) and Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI) certifications are ANSI/ ISO 17024 accredited.

NICE/NIST
EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) and Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) learning resources and certifications map to supporting job roles job roles, Knowledge-Skills-Abilities (KSA's), and Knowledge Units (KU's) within the NICE framework. For a full listing of the EC-Council - NICE framework mapping, please click here.

Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS)
Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) and Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) learning resources and certifications meet the training standards for information security professionals in the federal government.

Only the learning resources and exams utilized by Strayer University in the select courses are certified or accredited.

KEY COURSES IN THE BACHELOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • BUS 100 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

    Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.

  • BUS 375 - Project Management

    Presents the fundamentals of the project management process and examines application of the process. Reviews the stages and activities in the project life cycle, the organization for project management, and various project control and evaluations processes. Introduces considerations for negotiation and human resource management concerns in project management.

  • CIS 106 - Introduction to Information Technology

    This course provides a foundational overview to the discipline of Information Technology that illuminates key computing concepts and describes how those concepts relate to other computing disciplines. Students are presented the diverse context in which information technology is used and the challenges inherent in the diffusion of innovative technologies.

  • CIS 109 - Introduction to Information Systems

    This course provides an introduction to contemporary information systems and demonstrates how these systems are used throughout the organization. The focus of this course will be on the key components of information systems - people, software, hardware, data, and communication technologies, and how these components are developed, acquired and integrated to create a competitive advantage.

  • CIS 110 - Computer Programming Design

    The course introduces students to fundamental programming concepts to include event-driven programming, object-oriented programming, basic data structures, and algorithmic processes. Emphasis is placed on structure, decision-making, looping, arrays, methods, objects, events, databases, pseudo coding and visual flowcharting to construct workable programs.

  • CIS 111 - Introduction to Relational Database

    This course provides the students with an introduction to the theory and applied concepts of database design, database management and information management. Students will focus on identifying organizational information requirements, express those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verifying the structural characteristics with normalization techniques and convert conceptual data models into physical database models.

  • CIS 175 - Introduction to Networking

    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of networking technology. The focus of the course will include networking protocols, topologies, hardware and operating systems. Topics include data communications, telecommunications, infrastructure security, inter/intranetworking and the application of networking to multimedia, information storage and distribution.

  • CIS 261 - Object Oriented Computer Programming I

    This course explores the fundamentals of object-oriented programming. Students will apply basic programming concepts as they design, develop, and test their own applications. Topics include variables, expressions, types, branching, loops, functions, string, list, and dictionaries.

  • CIS 312 - Computer Architecture

    This course presents students with concepts and essential skills required to administer operating systems, networks, software, file systems, file servers, web systems, database systems, system documentation, policies and procedures. Topics include the methods required to select, deploy, integrate and administer computing platforms or components that support an organization's information technology infrastructure. The fundamentals of hardware, software and how they integrate to form essential components of systems also explored.

  • CIS 333 - Networking Security Fundamentals

    This is a lab-based course that provides an overview of information technology security principles, challenges, vulnerabilities and countermeasure strategies. Topics include definition of security terms, concepts, elements, and goals. Students will explore industry standards and practices that focus on the availability, integrity, and confidentiality aspects of information systems security.

  • CIS 498 - Information Technology Capstone

    This course is an integrative capstone course for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program. The course takes a senior management approach to examine and solve real world problems and projects. Students will apply project management techniques to create integrative information technology solutions that include databases, systems analysis, security, networking, computer infrastructure, human-computer interaction and web design.

WHERE IT ROCK STARS ARE BORN

Strayer bachelor’s in IT alumni are earning careers as software developers, network administrators, information security analysts and other IT roles. These are the people who keep our information safe, who help drive the business initiatives that keep our economy going, and who support every aspect of our society that uses technology, from public sector organizations like hospital systems to private corporations like financial institutions and banks.

The hands-on work you do in the online bachelor’s degree in information technology will give you a solid foundation in tech skills. You’ll get prepared to start on your career path—or be ready to advance to the next level. With the right mix of technical and problem-solving skills, that’s how IT rock stars are born.

Why choose Strayer?

A world of opportunity is waiting—for you

Discover how Strayer can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Save up to 25% on tuition

Pass three classes, earn one on us in your last year. The Strayer Graduation Fund helps you save up to 25% off the cost of your bachelor’s degree. Enrollment is automatic, so you start working toward earning credits as soon as you complete your first class.

Transfer your credits, finish your degree

You can transfer up to 28 classes into a bachelor’s degree program. How many hours of credit you can transfer depends on which program you want to start. Here’s a breakdown of the maximum number of credits you might be eligible for:

  • 28 quarter hours of credit toward a bachelor’s degree
  • 14 quarter hours of credit toward an associate degree
  • 5 quarter hours of credit toward a diploma program

Flexibility to match your lifestyle

We offer online learning that lets you work at your own pace. It’s designed to give you the best possible student experience while freeing you from a classroom schedule. You’ll pick up real-world skills on your own time, where and whenever classwork fits into your life. And our programs run all year round, four quarters a year.

MAKING IT ALL POSSIBLE

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & TOOLS

We can help you identify, understand and qualify for a variety of financial aid options.

The financial assistance that may be available to you includes:

  • Federal financial aid programs
  • Military education benefits
  • Selected state grant programs
  • Tuition benefit programs

Tuition Information

Scholarships and Grants

ADMISSION TO A STRAYER ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

To qualify for admission to an associate degree program at Strayer, you’ll need to submit an application and documentation of a high school graduation or its equivalent.

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YOUR CHOICE IN CHANNELS

Days. Nights. Weekends. Online anytime or on campus when it’s convenient for you. Our programs are designed for adults who lead busy lives. How?

  • We continually update our online resources to keep up with the latest technology and facilitate a better student experience.
  • We also have a campus near you, full of resources available to you whenever you might need them.
     

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INFORMATION FOR TENNESSEE ONLINE STUDENTS

Strayer University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Strayer University, please visit  www.state.tn.us/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button. Please contact your campus director or campus dean with any questions regarding the information provided on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission website. Credits earned at Strayer University may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Strayer University. You should obtain confirmation that Strayer University will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Strayer University to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Strayer University prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Strayer University to another educational institutions may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Strayer University if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Strayer University and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Strayer University before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

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