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IT Degree Online Bachelor's in Information Technology

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Register By: December 31 Classes Start: January 02

Earn your IT degree online

  • $320/credit (120 total credits)
  • 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 $97,430 for computer & IT jobs1
  • Keep up with innovations in the rapidly-evolving IT industry

Online Information Technology Degree Programs 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 or Bachelor of Arts (BA) 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.

From networking events to technology conferences and student competitions, there are always new opportunities to grow at SNHU.

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 an IT certification or credentials through organizations like Cisco, CompTIA, (ISC)2 or Oracle, you may be eligible to receive credit toward your degree program.

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What You'll Learn

  • 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

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How You'll Learn

At SNHU, you'll get support from day 1 to graduation and beyond. And with no set class times, 24/7 access to the online classroom, and helpful learning resources along the way, you'll have everything you need to reach your goals.

2 IT Programs, 5 IT Concentration Options to Choose From

SNHU offers two IT program options – a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) – with the same 16 core courses and 14 IT courses. Whichever degree you select, you’ll learn the technical abilities and practical skills to help any organization innovate IT practices, products and processes.

Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology 

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

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. 

Computer Systems Analyst

When an organization has an inefficient computer system or procedure, a systems analyst steps in to help fix it. A degree in IT can equip you with the skills to succeed in this role.

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.

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.

Job Growth and Salary

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment opportunities for computer and IT occupations will grow 15% through 2031, faster than the national average for all occupations.1

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Job Growth

According to the BLS, computer support specialist jobs are set to grow 6% through 2031.1 Then 9% for computer systems analysts, and an impressive 35% for information security analysts – over 4 times faster than the national average growth rate for all occupations.1

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Salary

Although salaries can vary by region and responsibility, the BLS reported a median annual wage of $97,430 across all computer and IT jobs.1

Dave NummeThose 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, a senior 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.” 

Ken Girkin with the text Ken GirkinKen Girkin '17 '21G wanted to make sure he kept up – and built upon – his skill set.

"This program fit very well with my plans for my career roadmap," he said. "The classes were some that I had already had some experience with, so the opportunity to expand on subjects I already knew something about was very appealing."

Girkin managed to accelerate his career, thanks to his education at SNHU: He became an IT director not long after finishing his master's degree.

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Information Technology Degree

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Instructors With Real World Experience

Rick McQueen '21

"The instructors gave me information on how the real-world IT field works and insight into the importance of certain practices."

IT Courses & Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in IT

The online Bachelor of Arts in Information Technologies program is designed to help you leverage new technologies in the modern workplace through adaptive problem-solving best practices, technical knowledge and professional communication skills.

Program outcomes include the ability to analyze complex computing problems and the opportunity to design and implement innovative computing-based solutions.

Better yet, the BA in Information Technology accepts 21 free-elective credits. That means you may be able to save time and money by transferring in more courses from your previous program, whether they be in IT or another field.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in IT

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

And the online classroom environment can be just the right place to learn about those tools.

"It met my expectations with the hands-on labs that were given to me online," said Rick McQueen '21, who also earned his AS in IT in 2019. "It showed me how to set up a network and even explained the smallest details of which cable goes into which receptacle."

And now that he's finished the program, he can see the real-world application.

"The class that stood out to me the most was the Python class," McQueen said. "I use the Python language basics that I learned to practice coding on my own time."

You'll learn from instructors based around the country who have years of IT experience.

"The instructors I had seemed to be experts in their respective fields and were very knowledgeable in the classes I was taking," said Ken Girkin '17 '21G. "They did a good job of providing helpful feedback to the assignments and discussions."

And it's not just instructors you can learn from. Because students in your classes come from a wide variety of backgrounds, it's easy to engage with them on different topics.

"Not only did I learn a lot from the classes and instructors, but I learned from the other students as well," Girkin said. "These classes gave me the foundation I needed to advance my career and get to where I am today."

If you need help throughout your program, SNHU has the resources for you to succeed.

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"Your academic advisor helps support your journey," said Beth Maldonado '20, who was also able to earn her master's degree at SNHU in 2021. "I love how your advisor is always there for you, every step of the way... I didn’t have that in my previous experience" at a local community college.

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Become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

Optional 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.

Curriculum Requirements & Resources

General Education

All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. 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

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. For additional information, or to register for a Pathways to Math Success assessment, contact your admission counselor or academic advisor today.

University Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education 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.

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.

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)

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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.

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