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Named a "Best Value School" by University Research & Review for seven consecutive years.

Your ambition can lead you to get certs AND a programming degree online.

You have the drive to learn coding and earn a software development degree. You want to stand out from the competition and impress employers with your software development training. WGU offers you the chance to get a programming degree online AND top online software certifications at the same time. 

  • Certs and a degree: Our IT courses are designed to reflect the latest in industry standards in coding training. In fact, many courses incorporate top software certifications — at no extra cost! (And if you already have certifications, you may be able to waive some course requirements.)
  • The flexibility you need: Never log in to class. Never sit through a boring lecture. You pass courses and earn your programming degree online by proving what you know—as soon as you’re ready.
  • A cost you can swing: Low tuition charged per term, not per credit (so graduating faster costs less).
  • The results you’re seeking: A software degree is an achievement that comes with lasting benefits for your career and your bottom line.
  • Scholarships you can earn: We are offering over $15 million in scholarships this year.
    See which opportunities you qualify for and apply today!

B.S. Software Development IT Certifications

Oracle Database SQL

ITIL® Foundation Certification

CompTIA A+

CompTIA Project+

CIW User Interface Designer

Software Development – B.S.

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You're a creative and tech genius who wants the...

You're a creative and tech genius who wants the bigger opportunities.

  • Time: 67% of graduates finish within 30 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: several CIW and CompTIA included in this program.

Certified Internet Web certification included:

  • CIW User Interface Designer

CompTIA certifications included:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Project +

Software development is the second-highest rated specialty within IT. Secure your future with a degree and additional certifications.


Information technology degrees plus industry certs from a respected IT college.

The flexibility you need. The respect you deserve.

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CAHIIM Accredited Programs

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Certifications included in each program.

Software Development – B.S.

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CIW User Interface Designer
  • ITIL®1 Foundation

1. ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Data Management/Data Analytics – B.S.

  • Udacity Nanodegree
  • CompTIA A+ (Parts 1 and 2)
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CIW Data Analyst

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance – M.S.

  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker
  • EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

Information Technology Management – M.S.

  • PMI Certified Associate in Project Management*

* optional

MBA Information Technology Management

Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT...

Earn the online college degree that can move your...

Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper management:

  • Time: 68% of graduates finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,325 per 6-month term.

Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Chief technology officer
  • Director of IT services
  • Senior systems administrator
  • Management information systems director
  • Computer and information systems manager

Learn to navigate emergencies, execute strategies, and optimize systems with the competencies within this specialty MBA.

Compare with M.S. IT Management

Cloud Computing – B.S.

  • Amazon AWS SysOps Administration–Associate
  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • A+ (CompTIA)
  • Cloud Essentials (CompTIA)
  • Cloud+ (CompTIA)
  • Network+ (CompTIA)
  • Security+ (CompTIA)
  • Project+ (CompTIA)
  • ITIL®1 Foundation Certification (Axelos)

1. ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Computer Science – B.S.

Certifications included:

  • CompTIA Project+
  • ITIL®1 Foundation Certification

1. ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Network Operations and Security – B.S.

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
  • Axelos ITIL®1 Foundation
  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Amazon AWS SysOps Administration-Associate

1. ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Data Analytics – M.S.

No certifications are included with this degree, but students will learn about AI, machine learning, modern analytic tools (Python, R, SQL, and Tableau), and more.

Information Technology – B.S.

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist 
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist  
  • CIW User Interface Designer
  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • ITIL®1 Foundation Certification

1. ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance – B.S.

  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) - Associate of (ISC)2 designation
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) - Associate of (ISC)2 designation
  • Certified Encryption Specialist (EC-Council ECES)
  • ITIL® Foundation Certification
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst Certification (CySA+)
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional
  • CompTIA Network Security Professional
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional

1. ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

IT Management – B.S. Business Administration

IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:...

IT managers are needed in nearly every...

IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:

  • Time: 66% of graduates finish within 36 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Some careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Vice president of risk management
  • Product security incident manager
  • Vice president of technical services
  • CTO and CIO
  • Director of IT

Key competencies of these online courses align with industry needs: management and leadership, networks and security, and information systems management.

Health Information Management – B.S.

A program designed for future leaders in HIM:...

A program designed for future leaders in HIM:...

A program designed for future leaders in HIM:

  • Time: 60% of grads earned this degree in 36 months or less.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Some careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Director of informatics
  • HIMS chief
  • Information systems auditor
  • Outpatient coder
  • Health records manager

This CAHIIM-accredited program makes you eligible for the RHIA exam. 

Compare with B.S. Business – Healthcare Management

Spend less with flat-rate tuition.

You pay tuition per six-month term, not per course or credit. So when you move faster through your courses, you also lower your total bill!

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Tuition covers unlimited courses per term. 
All programs: $145 per-term Resource Fee covers e-textbooks and learning resources, saving you thousands. Non-refundable $65 one-time application fee. Program fees and other fees: Some programs have small per-term or one-time fees specific to that program's costs. Your Enrollment Counselor can provide more information.

WGU alumni shine on the job.

  • Happy employers
  • Happy grads

They're Prepared.

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Employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

They Perform.

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Employers rated WGU graduates' job performance as very good or excellent.

They Wow.

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Employers said their WGU graduates have exceeded their expectations.

They're Confident.

Blue double bar graph comparing how confident WGU grads were that their coursework related to their jobs WGU: 78%, U.S. avg: 68%

Graduates said the majority of their coursework was related to their jobs.

They're Working.

Green double bar graph comparing how many WGU grads are working full-time compared to grads from other universities. WGU: 88%, U.S. avg: 71%

Graduates are working full-time.

They're Satisfied.

Purple double bar graph comparing how many WGU grads felt satisfied that their degrees were worth paying for WGU: 91%, U.S. avg: 67%

Graduates said their degrees were worth the cost of their education.

Source: 2018 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers; 2018 Harris Poll Online survey of 1,374 new college graduates nationwide compared with survey of 1,147 WGU graduates; Gallup-Purdue Index 2018

A WGU degree pays for itself faster and adds little to no new debt.

By providing useful information and advice on responsible borrowing before enrollment, keeping tuition low while you’re enrolled, and providing programs that lead to better jobs after graduation, WGU packs a one-two-three punch designed to keep your debt low and your return on investment quick.

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Recent WGU grads reported earning, on average, $11,800 more within one to two years of graduation, compared with income prior to enrollment...

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...and by four years after graduation, that salary increase averaged $20,300, compared with the national average of just $8,200.

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With an average cost of $16,675 for a bachelor’s degree, the return on investment of a WGU degree is about two years.

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