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Online Bachelor's Degree BA in Information Technologies

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Register By: October 23 Classes Start: October 25

Develop In-Demand Technical Skills by Earning a BA in Information Technology Degree Online

Gain the technical abilities and practical skills to help any organization innovate practices, products and processes with the online Bachelor of Arts in Information Technologies at Southern New Hampshire University. This degree program is ideal for professionals already working in IT or career changers who want to transfer previously earned credits and enhance their technical skills and knowledge.

The BA in IT will equip you with the skills you'll need to be competitive in the job market. Learn the technologies, systems and critical-thinking strategies necessary to support organizational decision-making and recommend effective system design and maintenance solutions. Throughout your coursework, you'll create a student digital portfolio that will demonstrate your technical skills to potential employers.

Earn credits for what you already know: Did you know certain work and life experience – like industry-recognized certifications, law enforcement training and math knowledge – could save you time and money at SNHU? Learn how you could get credit for work or life experience.

Get Credit or Get Ready

If you've earned Data and IT certifications through organizations like Cisco, CompTIA, (ISC)2 or Oracle, you may be eligible to receive credit toward your degree program. If you’re seeking certification, some IT courses can help you prepare for specific exams.

See Yourself Succeed in Information Technology

The BA in Information Technology online degree courses are 100% online, allowing you to complete coursework when it's most convenient for you. You'll have opportunities to learn, practice and demonstrate your mastery of IT skills with innovative online tools and experiences, including:

  • Web-based simulations that give you virtual "hands-on" experience you wouldn't otherwise get with a wide variety of systems and equipment
  • National competitions, such as the National Cyber League (NCL), and networking events such as the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and Women in Cyber Security conference (WiCyS) 

In the BA in IT program, you can select from a broad range of electives, tailoring your course of study to fit your interests. The IT associate degree online program aligns with the course requirements for SNHU’s BA in Information Technologies, allowing you to easily carry over all 60 credits of your associate degree into a bachelor’s. Upon completion of the BA in IT, you'll be able to:

  • Solve technology-related problems using effective and appropriate methods, tools and critical soft skills.
  • Develop a professional identity from which to make globally, socially and ethically responsible information technology and systems decisions that are in line with legal and organizational policy requirements.
  • Employ appropriate verbal and written communication skills to meet the needs of diverse audiences using oral, print and multimedia strategies.
  • Recommend effective system design and maintenance solutions that meet user and organizational needs based on appropriate tools and applications for a given scenario.
  • Recommend appropriate core information technologies, systems, data-manipulation methods and computational-thinking solutions to support organizational decision-making strategies within a business environment.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your information technology degree online from SNHU include:

  • Affordability. Take advantage of some of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation.
  • Convenience. Attend class when it's convenient for you – online education means 24/7 access.
  • Efficiency and flexibility. Complete your undergraduate degree at your own pace, over six 8-week terms per year.
  • Expert instruction. Learn from instructors with relevant, real-world experience.
  • Networking. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni for internship and career opportunities.
  • Student support. Count on the ongoing support of dedicated academic and career advisors specialized in your area of study.
  • Simple application process. Just fill out an online undergraduate application, and we'll retrieve U.S. transcripts from your previous institutions and automatically complete an official credit evaluation. Plus, there's no application fee.
  • Transfer-friendly enrollment. Transfer up to 90 credits toward an undergraduate degree.

Career Outlook

A bachelor's in IT sets you up for a number of different careers in the IT field, such as business analyst, systems analyst or information technology manager. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment opportunities for computer and information systems managers will increase by 12% through 2026, while database administrator opportunities will increase by 11% and software development by 24%.*

Curriculum

SNHU's bachelor's in information technologies program includes:

  • General education
  • Degree-specific courses

General Education Program

Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:

  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Analysis
  • Problem solving

All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.

Tuition & Fees

As a private, nonprofit university, we’re committed to making college more accessible by making it more affordable. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation—and haven't raised our costs in a decade.

We also offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Degree/Certificates $960 $320 $9,600
Degree/Certificates (U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)* $675 $225 $6,750

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually. *Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm; https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/database-administrators.htm; https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm (viewed online June 11, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth..