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Technology (IT)
Online Bachelor’s Degree Program

Advance your IT career with a bachelor’s degree

AccreditationAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Program length32 months
Credits to graduate120 credits
Transfer creditUp to 90 approved credits
Format100% online classes you can take right at home
CertificationsDevelop the comprehensive education necessary to sit for several key industry certification exams—we pay for your first attempt!1
PathwaysEarn dual credit towards a Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Waived enrollment fee Classes start January 9th
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Make your IT career possible with Herzing

By earning a bachelor’s degree in IT, you can expand your qualification for entry-level jobs in a rapidly growing job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the computer and information technology field is expected to grow 13% from 2020-2030, faster than the average across all U.S. occupations.

Our bachelor’s degree program features essential core courses in IT to help you build a strong undergraduate foundation for many different career paths, with additional elective flexibility to help you shape your education to your career emphasis.

  • Learn online in Herzing’s Everywhere Classroom: on your schedule, at your pace
  • Class topics include computer networks, network security, routers and switches, cloud computing, network and server operating systems, and much more
  • Focus your study in a growing field: we also offer an IT concentration in data analytics with emphasis in statistics, Python and R programming for data analytics, data management, and data presentation and visualization

As your lifelong partner in learning, we are dedicated to helping you take the next step in your education, advance your career and find success in your work.

Classes Start January 9th

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Curriculum

IT bachelor’s degree classes & curriculum details

In addition to a solid computer science curriculum, Herzing’s bachelor’s degree program includes a strong focus on infrastructure. Students take in-depth courses in the various aspects of client/server operating systems, network infrastructure administration, security and scripting as well as database design, cloud computing, virtualization and business systems analysis.

All classes are delivered online. Graduates are prepared for a broad range of careers in virtually any public service, private industry or government organization.

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology32120
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a Concentration in Data Analytics32120

i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Required Core Courses in Information Technology

All courses, 49.00 semester credit hours, are required.

or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00* 
* IS 195 is required of advanced standing students only.

** Completion of  may be waived with the permission of the Academic Dean if the student has already completed .

Elective Courses in Information Technology

A minimum of 18.00 semester credit hours within the field of information technology, information systems or computer science is required, of which 9 credits must be at the 300, 400, 500 or 600 level.

Open Elective Courses

 A minimum of 12.00 semester credit hours of open electives is required.

Required Capstone or Internship

3.00 credit hours are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

Certifications

Get educated, and get certified

Complete our bachelor’s degree program and we will pay for your first exam attempts for several key industry certifications:1

  • CompTIA A+. Master and confirm your core IT skills and knowledge necessary for success in a variety of IT support positions.
  • CompTIA Network+. Show employers you’ve got the ability to configure, manage, and troubleshoot IT infrastructure.
  • CompTIA Security+. Prove your proficiency in basic IT security skills required for roles in cyber security and systems administration.
  • PCEP – Certified Every-Level Python Programmer. Verify your familiarity with the essentials of Python programming and universal programming concepts.

Our goal is to fully prepare you with the comprehensive skillset needed to excel professionally immediately upon graduating—and build a strong foundation to continue advancing your career. Getting certified is an excellent way to become more qualified not only for entry level jobs after graduation, but advanced career opportunities in IT in the future.

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Dual Credit

Save time and money by earning dual credit

Students enrolled in Herzing University’s information technology bachelor’s degree program can get a head start on earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Qualifying undergraduate students who pursue a Herzing bachelor’s degree in information technology may apply up to 12 credits toward an MBA degree.

IT graduates may choose one of several MBA concentrations, or consider our Dual Concentration option to add additional emphasis to your MBA credential.

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Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

The cost of tuition for the Bachelor of Science in IT program is $495 per credit.

You can potentially earn even greater savings by transferring credit from prior college coursework, applying for financial aid, or potential partnership opportunities through your employer.

Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculum and processes to make our program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.

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 Scholarships & Financial Aid

You may be eligible for multiple scholarships and grants, both through Herzing University and several national scholarship websites.

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 Military/Veteran Discounts

Veterans, Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers, and spouses may qualify for a 10% tuition discount or tuition reduction to $250 per credit.

VA/Military benefits 

Requirements

Enrollment requirements

Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University IT bachelor's degree program include:

  • Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Meet with a Herzing admissions advisor
  • Fill out an enrollment application

With Herzing University advancing your career IS possible. We are here to help you take the first step.

Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How long it takes to earn an information technology degree depends on the degree level you choose. With Herzing University, programs last from less than 1 year to just under 3 years:i

  • Diploma in Information Technology - Technical Support: 8 months
  • Associate of Science in Information Technology: 16 months
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology: 32 months

i. Average number of months for students to complete each program

Your potential salary can vary widely depending on your career path. Information technology covers a broad array of jobs, from entry-level positions in user support to advanced managerial or executive-level roles.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average wage estimate for computer network support specialists is $71,350 per year, while computer and information systems managers can potentially earn well beyond $100,000 per year.* There are many other jobs in IT you may pursue falling within that general range, including computer programmer, software developer, information security analyst, database administrator, and much more.

In the field of IT, you can build the career of your choosing and potentially make an excellent salary no matter which path you walk.

There are many different types of careers you can choose with an IT degree. While a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology can help you prepare for many of them, in some instances you may choose a more specific or specialized focus for your bachelor’s degree education. Potential IT-related jobs include:

  • IT Support Technician/Specialist
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Software/Application Developer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Health Information Manager/Technician

A bachelor’s degree IT curriculum includes a wide variety of class topics to prepare you well for many different types of potential jobs. Our bachelor’s degree curriculum includes these class topics, among many others:

  • Programming Logic
  • Database Concepts and Applications
  • Computer Architecture and Troubleshooting
  • Linux Administration
  • Network Security
  • Routers and Switches
  • Technical Writing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Python Programming

Our curriculum is designed to prepare you for a wide variety of potential jobs and key industry certifications, including CompTIA Security+, Network+, and A+.

You can choose several elective courses to focus your study in a particular area of interest.

An information technology degree is designed to help you prepare for a broad range of positions in the field of IT.

An IT degree program develops foundational skills in computer networks, database concepts, Linux administration, network security, network and server operating systems, and more. Advance to an undergraduate program and course study can include routing and switching, technical writing, cloud computing, scripting and even programming.

Our career-focused IT degree programs emphasize the practical skills necessary to succeed in your work and create opportunity for career advancement.  

Because IT is such a diverse field requiring a wide array of skills and personality types, there’s a really good chance there’s an IT job out there that’s right for you.

A career in information technology could be right for you if you:

  • Enjoy working with computers
  • Can work well in a wide range of environments
  • Find technical problem-solving very satisfying
  • Work well alone and in a team

We’ve put together a quiz that helps you determine the IT degree that’s right for you.

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This program prepares students for a broad range of positions in the field of information technology. Foundational skills taught include end-user support, client/server operating systems, network infrastructure administration, security, scripting, database fundamentals, cloud computing, virtualization, data storage and technical communication. Advanced skills include database design, project management, information technology management and business systems analysis. Coursework in this program is designed to provide a foundation for select industry certifications.

Students will have an opportunity to complete  their studies through a selection of elective coursework that deepens their understanding of general information technology concepts.

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Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosures

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

1. Certification is not a state requirement. Payment for first exam attempt(s) requires meeting certain University guidelines, including passing specified courses, completion of exam preparation materials, and more. Please contact admissions for more information.

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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The program has an automatic transfer of credits, and allows you to transfer up to additional credits.

  Transfer Credits

The program allows you to transfer up to credits.

  Transfer Credits

The program allows you to transfer up to credit hours.

  Transfer Credit Hours
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Online Campus
Tuition
Cost per Credit$495.00
Base Tuition$59,400.00
Savings from Transfer Credits (90 x $495.00 )(-$44,550.00)
Estimated Tuition Cost*$14,850.00
Fees
One-time Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Program Fee$375.00
Per-semester Learner Resource Fee$490.00
Estimated Total Fee*$1,730.00
Total Semesters 1
RequiredNeeded
82
Total Credits
RequiredNeeded
12030
Estimated Cost 2
Base CostYour Cost
$66,320.00$16,580.00
Estimated Savings*
$49,740.00

Available Scholarships

Who Can Apply

Recipients and the amounts of the scholarships vary.

Requirements

Scholarship recipients, amounts, and terms and conditions are determined by Herzing University and its donors and are subject to change. An endowment is an amount of money (fund) that is given to the University with a stipulation that the funds are invested to earn annual interest rather than spent immediately. Students and alumni can learn more through the following channels: email give@herzing.edu, call (262) 735-6189, or visit https://www.herzing.edu/make-donation-herzing-university.

Who Can Apply

Any student in a degree-seeking program that makes on-time, out of pocket payments toward tuition and fee expenses.

Requirements

The amount of the payments made that exceed the amount of excess loan funding received will be used to calculate total award. Eligible students must make on-time payments, according to a predetermined payment plan. Restrictions may vary.

  • Matching percentage is based on student’s EFC at the time of application.
  • Student’s with a Pell eligible EFC will receive a 100% match
  • Students will non-Pell eligible EFC will receive 50% match
  • Students who do no complete the FAFSA will automatically qualify for the 50% match.
Who Can Apply

Available to applicants in any program that demonstrate a financial need, who are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Requirements

Must show financial need and are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Who Can Apply

Available to undergraduate students enrolled in an Associates or Bachelor’s degree that are on the Dean’s or President’s list

Requirements

Eligible Applicants must:

  1. Submit an application by the required deadline for applicable semester answering the following questions in paragraph form/essay format, bulleted outline, video submission, or other creative means.
    • What are your proudest achievements during this semester? (Examples: community service, campus involvement, family life, charity work, major improvement to grades, etc.)
    • What obstacles did you have to overcome to achieve your academic success this semester?
  2. Not have received any HU Strive Scholarship in any enrollment. If an applicant is not selected during a semester, they may reapply by submitting a new application in subsequent semesters for as long as they remain on the Dean’s or President’s list

The application must be submitted through Canvas by the end of the A Term immediately following the semester when the Dean’s or President’s list was earned.

Who Can Apply

Available to Herzing graduates who have re-enrolled in a higher-level degree

Requirements

Alumni may qualify as many times as they re-enroll in a higher-level degree

Who Can Apply

Employees of a business participating in the Herzing Partnerships Program

Requirements
  • Documentation showing proof of employment is required
  • Recipients must be packaged at direct cost (receiving financial aid for tuition and fees only)
Who Can Apply

Herzing is excited to award this scholarship during the season on giving. This scholarship is available to new, current, or re-enrolled student applicants.

Requirements

Must maintain continuous enrollment and submit online form. Recipients are chosen at random. For more information, please contact your Financial Advisor.


Questions?

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Financial Aid Team
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1 

Actual semesters to complete are dependent upon university approved transfer credits and program mapping.

2 

Estimated program length, estimated number of semesters, and estimated program shown above are standard by program for each student based on: a student taking a full-time course load each semester, the student not having any transfer credits (from previous Herzing experiences or from other post-secondary institutions), and successful completion of each course.

Current tuition rates for Nursing programs are effective through the Summer 2022 semester, and tuition rates for all non-Nursing programs are effective through the Fall 2022 semester.