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.
|Bachelor of Science in Information Technology||32||120|
|Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a Concentration in Data Analytics||32||120|
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 IS 195 Transition to Technology Concepts Semester Credit Hours: 3.00*
* IS 195 is required of advanced standing students only.
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.
Tuition & Cost
Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculums and processes to make our IT bachelor's degree program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.
With Herzing University, you are never alone, and we offer many options to help you invest in yourself and earn your bachelor's degree. Financial aid options include:
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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
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.
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 25th percentile wage estimate for computer network support specialists is $50,730 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
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Degree Programs
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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 & 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.
* 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.