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IT Degree Online Bachelor's in Information Technology

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Register By: January 01 Classes Start: January 03

Earn your IT degree online

  • $320/credit
  • Specialize with 1 of 5 different concentrations
  • Explore tools and technologies crucial to success in the field
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Median annual salary of $88,240 for computer & IT jobs1
  • Keep up with innovations in the rapidly-evolving IT industry

Online Information Technology Degree Program Overview

Build your technical abilities and gain the professional skills you need to become an IT professional with an online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Technologies at Southern New Hampshire University.

Our online information technology degree explores principles of computing and how they relate to business operations – beginning with the fundamentals of information technology and culminating in advanced courses in system design and implementation.

Learn how to:

  • Analyze and solve complex computing problems
  • Design, implement and evaluate computing-based solutions
  • Communicate effectively in various professional contexts
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team

From networking events to technology conferences and student competitions, there are always new opportunities to grow at SNHU. Check out the Why SNHU section below to learn more about how we can help prepare you for a successful career in tech.

Earn credit for what you already know: At SNHU, we want to remove the barriers standing between you and your goals – and help you save time and tuition along the way. That's why, if you've earned IT Certification or Credentials through organizations like Cisco, CompTIA, (ISC)2 or Oracle, you may be eligible to receive credit toward your degree program.

Concentration Options

Career Outlook

The digital age has changed nearly every aspect of our lives. With these advancements come new career opportunities – some we never could have predicted we would need. A bachelor's in IT may prepare you for a variety of these roles, including:

  • Computer support specialist. Whether they're working directly with consumers to help solve basic computing problems, or within an organization to test, evaluate and maintain network systems, computer support specialists are a valuable part of any tech-enabled business. According to the BLS, jobs are set to grow 10% through 2028.1
  • Computer systems analyst. When an organization has an inefficient computer system or procedure, a systems analyst steps in to help fix it. The BLS predicts a 9% lift in jobs through 2028 – faster than the national average growth rate of 5% for all occupations.1
  • Information security analyst. Information security analysts are responsible for planning and carrying out security measures to protect an organization's computer networks and systems. This particular job is expected to grow at a staggering rate, as information security is a major priority for businesses across industries. The BLS predicts 32% job growth through 2028 – over six times faster than the national average growth rate for all occupations.1

Businesses and organizations of all types and sizes must invest in new technology, not only with tools, but also with talent. This demand has fueled the growing need for skilled IT professionals at all levels in nearly every industry.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment opportunities for computer and IT occupations will grow 12% through 2028, faster than the national average for all occupations.1 In May 2019, the BLS also reported a median annual wage of $88,240 across all computer and IT jobs.1


Those seeking advancement in the field are also encouraged to stay up-to-date on industry news as a professional in the field, said Dave Numme ’16MBA, an associate dean at SNHU.

“I think another important characteristic for being in the field is to be curious,” Numme said. “... The field is changing so rapidly that in order to stay current, being curious is one way that will help you embrace the continuous learning that’s essential in order to remain relevant in the field.”

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Information Technology Degree

Courses & Curriculum

SNHU's information technology degree online is taught by experts in the field who will you empower you with the chance to learn, practice and demonstrate your mastery of IT skills with the latest innovative online tools.

Curriculum Requirements & Resources

  • General education courses: All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes, if not obtained in prior coursework. Through these foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
  • Technology resources: We provide cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.
  • Earn math credits for what you already know: Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. Depending on your scores, you could earn up to 12 math credits – the equivalent of 4 courses – toward your degree for less than $50 per assessment.

Become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

Project Management Institute logoOptional major course QSO-345: Project Management for CAPM® Certification can help prepare you to take the PMI® Certified Associate in Project Management® exam.

Already have an active Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification? You may be eligible to waive QSO-345: Project Management for CAPM® Certification and receive full credit for the course. When you receive credit for prior learning, you save time and tuition. Ask your admission representative for details.

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)

Frequently Asked Questions

Licensure and Certification Disclosures

SNHU has provided additional information for programs that educationally prepare students for professional licensure or certification. Learn more about what that means for your program on our licensure and certification disclosure page.

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.

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The PMI logo is a mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.