What to Expect from an IT Degree

The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).

An online IT degree prepares you to face myriad challenges in an ever-changing world of technology. Whether you’ve already been working in the field of information technology and require additional knowledge and certifications to get ahead, or have just begun to pursue a career as an IT professional, earning your bachelor’s degree in information technology helps. You can save time and money by earning your IT degree online from an accredited online university. Some schools even include the cost of certification exams with tuition, and many offer financial aid and tuition assistance.

For instance, Western Governors University prepares students to take multiple industry-recognized certification exams, including:

  • CIW Professional
  • CIW Associates
  • CIW Database Design Specialist
  • CompTIA A+ IT Technician
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) – Windows Vista, Configuration 70-620

Core Subjects

An online IT degree doesn't just equip students to excel in the professional world of information technology. A bachelor’s degree program provides a well-rounded education with core courses in:

  • Language and Communication
  • Natural Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Literature, Art and Humanities

Accelerated Study

Transfer students should inquire about having some requirements waived. Many online universities also offer credit for job and life experience, permitting students to earn their degrees in less time and for less money.