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DEGREES & PROGRAMS

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

Information Technology Bachelor's Degrees

Computer Science – B.S.

Problem solvers and math lovers needed! Your task:...

Problem solvers and math lovers needed! Your task:

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

  • Time: 71% of graduates in similar programs finish within 27 months.
  • Tuition: $3,625 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 35 total courses in this program.

You'll have the opportunity to earn these certifications:

  • CompTIA Project+
  • Axelos ITIL Foundation

Utilize your previous college courses or IT experience to help you complete your degree faster.

Careers that this program can help prepare you for include:

  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Artificial intelligence specialist
  • Software engineer
  • Machine learning engineer

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance – B.S.

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

Protect your career and earning potential with this degree.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 21 months.
  • Tuition: $3,950 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 34 total courses in this program.

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

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 online degree:

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 37 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,625 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 39 total courses in this program.

Certifications in this program at no additional cost include:

  • CIW Data Analyst
  • CompTIA A+ (Parts 1 and 2)
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • Udacity Nanodegree—a unique, highly recognized credential designed to prepare you for a career in data science

There are many job titles a degree in data management and data analytics will prepare you for, including:

  • Data Scientist
  • Automation Architect
  • SQL Query Builder
  • R Programmer
  • AI Trainer
  • Tableau Report Developer
  • QA Analyst
  • Python Programmer
  • Analytics Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Statistician

Network Engineering and Security – B.S.

Launch your career in designing, securing, and optimizing complex networks....

Launch your career in designing, securing, and optimizing complex networks.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish similar programs within 39 months.
  • Tuition: $3,625 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 34 or 37 courses in this program depending on focus area
  • Two focus areas: Students can choose between a Cisco or general program, allowing them to learn and gain experience in their chosen specialty.

Certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification
  • LPI Linux Foundations

The Cisco program also includes: 

  • Cisco CCNA
  • Cisco DevNet
  • Cisco CyberOps

The general program  also includes: 

  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (Stacked)
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (Stacked)
  • CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional (Stacked)
  • CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional (Stacked)

This program will help you develop strong skills in network design, network operations, and security management.

IT Management – B.S. Business Administration

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

IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 43 months.
  • Tuition: $3,575 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 40 total courses in this program.

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.

Software Development – B.S.

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

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

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 40 months.
  • Tuition: $3,625 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 34 total courses in this program.

Certifications included in this program at no additional cost are:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Project +
  • ITIL®1 Foundation Certification

There are a wide variety of job titles this degree program prepares students for, including:

  • Software Developer
  • Network Architect
  • Software Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer

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

Cloud Computing – B.S.

A three-track program designed to arm you with the certifications and...

A three-track 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: 70% of graduates finish within 35 months.
  • Tuition: $3,790 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 37 total courses in this program.
  • 3 Tracks: Choose between a multi-cloud, AWS, or Azure focused track to learn specific software specialties.

Certifications at no extra cost, including:

  • Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • Amazon AWS SysOps Administration–Associate
  • Azure Fundamentals
  • Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Project+

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.

Transfer: Your previous college coursework and existing certifications may waive course requirements, helping you finish even faster,

Information Technology – B.S.

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

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

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 48 months.
  • Tuition: $3,625 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 36 total courses in this program.

Certifications included in this program at no additional cost:

  • CompTIA A+ 
  • CompTIA Network+ 
  • CompTIA Security+ 
  • CompTIA Project+ 
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist 
  • Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification
  • LPI Linux Essentials

Job titles this degree may prepare you for include:

  • Application developer
  • Business systems analyst
  • IT manager
  • Database administrator

Accelerated Information Technology Bachelor's and Master's Degree

Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster...

Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster pace with fewer courses.

  • Time: Approximately 5 years.
  • Tuition: $3,625 per 6-month term for the bachelor's degree; $3,940 per term for the master's portion.
  • Courses: 42 total courses in this program.

Certifications included in this program at no additional cost:

  • CompTIA A+ 
  • CompTIA Network+ 
  • CompTIA Security+ 
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist 
  • Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification
  • PMI CAPM
  • LPI Linux Essentials

This program allows students to earn their bachelor's degree in IT and move directly into a master's degree in IT management, cutting down on the total number of courses to complete.

Health Information Management – B.S.

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

A program designed for future leaders in HIM.

  • Time: 63% of grads earned this degree in 36 months or less.
  • Tuition: $3,998 per 6-month term, plus a Health Professions Student Fee of $350.
  • Courses: 36 total courses in this program.

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

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.

Time to Graduation

2.5 Years

The average time to complete a bachelor's degree with WGU is 2.5 years, proving that WGU students are motivated and use the opportunity to control their speed to graduation.

Salary Growth

$18,200

Just 2 years after graduation, WGU students report earning $18,2001 more per year, and $25,900 after 4 years. 

1 2021 Harris Poll of 1,252 WGU graduates.

Transfer Average

34 Credits

Students transfer an average of 34 credits to bachelor's programs at WGU, helping them move through their degree program even faster.

IT BACHELOR'S DEGREES

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.

Stay on Top
of IT Industry Trends

Academic Excellence

WGU's B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance degree program has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense through the academic year 2026.  

Hack Your Tech Career

WGU faculty members are experts in the field, and they're not just sharing their expertise inside the classroom. Stay up to date on the latest IT industry trends and learn from their time in the field with the "IT Talk" audio series.

Center for Cyber Education

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.

Online. Nonprofit. Affordable.

Earn a Technology Bachelor's Degree on Your Schedule

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.

COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION

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

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

AT YOUR OWN PACE

At WGU, you are in charge of setting the pace. Spend time on areas where you need more understanding and accelerate in subjects where you already have knowledge.

Drive Change in Your 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.

You're Too Smart to Spend More Than You Need To

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.

Earn a Respected Degree in Cybersecurity

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. 

* WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 57% the national average, compared to national rates reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.

What Our IT Students Are Saying


 

See what WGU students and graduates say about our information technology degree programs.

"Being a female in tech, I wanted to expand my knowledge into areas I knew nothing about. This is why I went into Cybersecurity. I was only 17 at the time, and challenged myself as well to complete it as fast as possible. While my goal was 6 months, I ended up finishing in 1 year! I quite literally flew through 4 years of college into just 1 year."

—Uroosa Shah
B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
 

"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

Prepared for Success
on the Job

From a 2021 Harris Poll of 300 employers of WGU graduates

97% of employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

95% of employers said that they would hire another WGU grad.

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

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.

Our fully accredited bachelor's degree courses are designed to help you develop the career-oriented skills you need to advance in your current position or seek a new opportunity. If you know which bachelor’s degree program is for you, find out how an online learning experience can give you the education you need to succeed in your career.