Develop the technical skills and business expertise employers desire by earning an online Bachelor of Science Business Studies in Computer Information Technology degree. The online degree program at Southern New Hampshire University is transfer-friendly – perfect for students wishing to transfer college credits, switch to IT from another field, or supplement a technical degree or background with a bachelor's degree in business that focuses on CIT.
The online Bachelor of Science Business Studies in Computer Information Technology degree covers CIT-specific topics within the context of a general business course of study. With 24 free electives, the program gives you the flexibility to create a degree that meets your career goals and to transfer credits for previously taken courses. The curriculum has been developed by professors who are practicing IT experts and understand the demands of the industry.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor's in business studies and computer information technology online at SNHU include:
Information technology is an in-demand growth area. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies four IT-related occupations in the top 20 jobs requiring at least a bachelor's degree and that are predicted to add the most jobs through 2026.*
SNHU's BS Business Studies in Computer Information Technology degree offers a solid foundation in the IT field. The technical and business skills you'll gain can prepare you for positions such as systems analyst and programmer, telecommunications specialist, database designer and information technology manager.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, on the Internet, at Projections of occupational employment, 2016-26 (chart 7) (viewed online October 27, 2017). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
The business and computer information technology degree program will give you a solid foundation in both IT and business. Beyond three required CIT courses, you can tailor the program to your interests with four CIT elective courses of your choosing and 24 free elective courses.
This course provides the hardware/software technology background for information technology personnel. Hardware topics include CPU architecture, memory, registers, addressing modes, busses, instruction sets and a variety of input/output devices. Software topics include operating system modules, process management, memory and file system management. Also included are basic network components and multi-user operating systems. Offered every year.
This course covers the design and implementation of information systems within a database management system environment. Students will demonstrate their mastery of the design process acquired in earlier courses by designing and constructing a physical system using database software to implement logical design. Topics include data models and modeling tools and techniques; approaches to structural and object design; models for databases (relational, hierarchical, networked and object-oriented designs) CASE tools, data dictionaries, repositories and warehouses, Windows/GUI coding and/or implementation, code and application generation, client-server planning, testing and installation, system conversion, end-user training and integration and post-implementation review. Offered every year.
This course provides an in-depth knowledge of data communications and networking theory, concepts and requirements relative to telecommunications and networking technologies, structures, hardware and software. Emphasis is on the concepts of communications theory and practices, terminology, and the analysis and design of networking applications. Management of telecommunications networks, cost-benefit analysis and evaluation of connectivity options are covered. Students can design, build and maintain a local area network (LAN). Offered as needed.
Free Elective Credits: 24
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies. More...
This program is accredited by both NEASC and ACBSP.