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Degrees in IT—Online Bachelor’s Program Designed For You

Boost Your Résumé With an Information Technology Bachelor's Degree and Industry Certs

You're ready to enhance your offering, earn more money, or find a career you love in the IT field. And a bachelor's degree in information technology is exactly what you need to do it. When you earn an IT bachelor's degree from WGU, you can use your current knowledge and experience to help you move through the program faster. You don't have to log in to class at a certain time, and there are no due-dates for your assignments. You are completely in charge of your education. And not only will you earn a degree, you'll also get top industry certifications at no extra cost. Get ready for an exciting and lucrative career with a bachelor's degree in information technology from WGU.

Computer Science – B.S.

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Problem solvers and math lovers needed! Your...

Problem solvers and math lovers needed! Your task:

Lay the groundwork for the computing breakthroughs that will enable tomorrow's technologies. 

  • Time: 67% of graduates in similar programs finish within 30 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Transfer: Your previous college coursework and existing certifications may waive course requirements, helping you finish even faster.

You'll have the opportunity to earn these certifications:

  • CompTIA Project+
  • Axelos ITIL Foundation

Professionals who need the skills a computer science degree provides include computer systems analysts, computer programmers, artificial intelligence specialists, software engineers, machine learning engineers, and more.

Network Operations and Security – B.S.

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For network operations and security professionals:...

For network operations and security professionals:

  • Time: 71% of graduates finish within 36 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: several Cisco and CompTIA included in this program

Cisco certification included is the Cisco Certified Network Associate. CompTIA certifications included are A+, Network+, Security+, and Project+. This program will help you develop strong skills in network design, network operations, and security management.

Information Technology – B.S.

Award-winning coursework and value-add certifications make this...

Award-winning coursework and value-add...

Award-winning coursework and value-add certifications make this online program a top choice.

  • Time: 71% of graduates finish within 30 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: Includes CIW, ITIL, LPI and CompTIA.

The CIW User Interface DesignerLPI Linux Essentials and ITIL® Foundation Certification are central to this program. Included CompTIA certifications are A+, Network+, Security+, and Project+.

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance – B.S.

Protect your career and earning potential with this degree....

Protect your career and earning potential with...

Protect your career and earning potential with this degree.

  • Employer approval: 74% of graduates finish within 18 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,845 per 6-month term.

Some careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Cyber crimes investigator
  • Director of cybersecurity
  • Chief of cyber counterintelligence
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Cyber operations planner

Certifications included in this program at no extra cost include:

  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) - Associate of (ISC)2 designation
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) - Associate of (ISC)2 designation
  • 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

 

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.

Cloud Computing – B.S.

A program designed to arm you with the certifications and...

A program designed to arm you with the...

A program designed to arm you with the certifications and credentials you need for a career like systems administrator, computer systems analyst, cloud support specialist, AWS support administrator, and more.

  • Time: 84% of graduates finish within 18 months..
  • Tuition and fees: $3,685 per 6-month term.
  • Transfer: Your previous college coursework and existing certifications may waive course requirements, helping you finish even faster,

Certifications included, at no extra cost:

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

Earning certs on the path to your degree gives you credentials that will boost your résumé right away, even before you complete your online degree program.

Data Management/Data Analytics – B.S.

Lean into data, and walk away with a cutting-edge online degree:...

Lean into data, and walk away with a cutting-edge...

Lean into data, and walk away with a cutting-edge online degree:

  • Employer approval: 69% of graduates finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: CIW and CompTIA certs, all included.

Unique to WGU's program is the incorporation of a Udacity Nanodegree—a highly recognized credential designed to prepare you for a career in data science.

Certified Internet Web certification included:

  • CIW Data Analyst

CompTIA certifications included:

  • CompTIA A+ (Parts 1 and 2)
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist

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.

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 a 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. 

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Top Information Technology Certifications at No Extra Cost

In the IT industry, credentials and achievements are extremely important. That's why a degree AND industry certifications are both crucial in demonstrating your knowledge and experience. And at WGU, we want to make sure you can earn both. That's why all of our IT programs offer top industry certifications as part of the program. You'll be prepared for certification exams as part of your coursework, and the fee for the exam is included in your tuition. You can boost your résumé before you even graduate, increase your earning potential, and stand out from the competition with a degree and industry certifications.

WGU's Center for Cyber Education (CCE)

Cybersecurity is a fast-growing industry in the IT realm, and here at WGU we are focused on helping cybersecurity professionals get the education and credentials they need to thrive in this field. Dedicated to supporting cyber education across disciplines and giving students access to curriculum, programs, and industry partnerships that will give them skills needed in a 21st-century cyber workforce, WGU's CCE provides students with faculty trained in areas like network security, cryptography, digital forensics, cyber law, cyber policy, cloud security, cyber defense, and data management.

IT Talk & Tech Tips

You've got to be prepared to be a successful contributor in the IT industry. WGU's College of Information Technology has developed a series of audio sessions filled with tips and tech advice that will help you—as a WGU IT student—stay up to date on the latest IT industry trends, and learn more about course-related topics and the student journey. 

Drive change in your community.

Apply for the $5,000 WGU Leadership Scholarship.

Would you like to make a real difference at work and within your local community? If you’re ready to lead, we’re ready to help with the WGU Leadership Scholarship. Valued at up to $5,000, the scholarship can be applied toward any of our respected bachelor’s or master’s degrees in business, healthcare, education, and IT. Now is the time to change your life, so you can help change the lives of others.

Cybersecurity Scholarships available.

Earn a Respected Degree in Cybersecurity

Apply for the Cybersecurity Scholarship, valued at up to $5,000.

WGU's already-low, flat-rate tuition makes earning your degree online affordable. With the Cybersecurity Scholarship, you can save even more. Valued at up to $5,000, this scholarship is awarded with $1,250 credited per six-month term up to four terms. Get the applicable, real-world skills you’ll need with in-demand certs included. Apply now through June 30, 2021.

An information technology degree from WGU will do great things for your career, and your resume. Just ask our grads.

They're Prepared

95% said that their WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs

95% of employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

They're Top Candidates

96% said they would hire another WGU graduate

96% of employers said they would hire another WGU graduate.

They Wow

98% of employers said WGU graduates meet or exceed expectations

98% of employers said WGU graduates met or exceeded expectations.

Source: 2020 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers
“WGU has had an immediate and profound impact on my life. Today I am an analyst at one of the largest healthcare companies in the country. None of this would have been possible without the education I received from WGU.” David Hall
B.S. Information Technology

Don't waste time when getting a technology bachelor's degree.

You are closer to a bachelor's degree than you think! At WGU, our unique learning model is focused on helping you master material. You don't have to log in to classes, and there aren't due dates for your assignments. You can progress through your courses as quickly as you master the material. This means that you can use your current knowledge and experience to your advantage, or you can spend more time studying a subject that's difficult. You are truly in the driver's seat of your education when you earn an IT bachelor's degree from WGU.

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Demonstrated knowledge, skill, or ability required to advance in a degree program.

At WGU, course competencies are defined by an expert council, including employers.

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You're too smart to spend more than you need to.

Value. It's a simple calculation: quality minus cost. WGU is proof you can earn a highly respected degree that gives you a leg up in your career—without costing you an arm and a leg. Tuition in our programs is about half what you'd pay at many other online universities—and it's charged at a flat rate, not per course or per credit, so when you finish faster, you spend even less. There's a good reason WGU has been named a Best Value School by University Research & Review  year after year.

"I chose WGU because of its ease, price, and the possibility of gaining IT certifications along with my degree. Now that I've graduated, I have four years of IT experience, a bachelor's degree, and five IT certifications that help show that my skills are valuable. That's a really good jumpstart for a career. After I graduated from WGU I quickly got a much better job and nearly doubled my salary." Eric Gardner
B.S. Information Technology

Frequently Asked Questions About Information Technology Bachelor's Degrees

A degree in information technology is an undergraduate program focused on data, computers, technology, and more. These kinds of degrees are focused on all the technological elements that make our world go round.

From a traditional school an information technology bachelor's degree will take about 4 years to earn. However, there are options to accelerate. For example at WGU, students can utilize their experience or understanding to move faster through courses. Most students finish a WGU information technology bachelor's degree in just three years or less.

If you have a bachelor's degree in an IT field, there are many job opportunities that will open up to you. Some of them include:

  • Software developer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Computer network architect
  • Software engineer
  • Hardware engineer
  • Network administrator

Yes! IT degrees are available online for students who don't want to attend a traditional university. WGU is a completely online university that allows students to pursue their degrees remotely. Students are able to learn, do assignments, and take assessments completely online at WGU.

The type of information technology degree you should earn completely depends on what your career goals are. For example, if you want to be involved in coding and programming, a software development degree may be the best fit. If you're interested in IT security, a cybersecurity degree may be your best choice. Consider your end career goal and use that to help you determine which type of IT bachelor's degree will be best for you.

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