Build your technical abilities and gain the professional skills you need to become a leader in IT with an online Bachelor of Science in Information Technologies at Southern New Hampshire University. Our information technology degree online program begins with the fundamentals of information technology and culminates in advanced courses in system design and implementation, preparing you for a challenging but rewarding career in IT.
Because the courses are 100% online, you can complete coursework when it's most convenient for you and have the opportunity to learn, practice and demonstrate your mastery of IT skills with innovative online tools:
Watch the two-minute video overview to learn more about the program, the tools you'll use to complete your degree and the skills you'll gain in the IT degree program.
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If you've earned 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.
SNHU's selection of online IT degrees and concentrations is broad, allowing for greater specialization based on the needs of today's technology job market.
This concentration focuses on enterprise cyber security practices with courses in cyber security principles, human factors, Unix/Linux operating systems, and network security.
Related Program: Bachelor's in Cyber Security
The data analytics concentration helps students use data to innovate business practices, products and processes, with topics that range from analytical foundations to making accurate, persuasive recommendations.
Related Program: Bachelor's in Data Analytics
The GIS concentration explores the acquisition, integration and analysis of geospatial data to develop maps, visualize spatial patterns, and communicate the results of geospatial analyses to stakeholders.
Related Program: Bachelor's in Geospatial Technology
Topics in the IT Management concentration include IT service management, infrastructure management, management science, as well as information technology teams and group dynamics.
Learn More: IT Management Degree Concentration
This concentration focuses on enterprise networks, with courses that include network security, IT service management, introduction to the Linux operating system, and network planning and maintenance.
Learn More: Network Administration Degree Concentration
With the robotics concentration you'll learn about contemporary tools and principles of artificial intelligence. Emphasis is placed on how artificial systems adapt to novel situations, discovery of patterns from data, and how performance is improved.
Learn More: Robotics Degree Concentration
The software concentration focuses on development of software using contemporary tools and programming languages like C# and C++. Courses include software development in distributed systems, as well as mobile application design and development.
Related Program: Computer Science Software Concentration
The web design concentration includes courses in web and mobile user experience, mobile application design, software development in distributed systems, and electronic business.
Learn More: Web Design Degree Concentration
SNHU's information technology degree online coursework provides you with the chance to learn, practice and demonstrate your mastery of IT skills with the latest innovative online tools.
Within a few years of graduation, the BS in IT program educational objectives are designed to provide students with the ability to:
View the list of hardware and software requirements for this degree.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor's in IT at SNHU include:
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 prepares you for a variety of these roles, including:
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 13% through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.*
As a Cyber Security Center of Excellence, SNHU proudly supports cyber security students across the globe. To learn more about our contributions to the field, and connect with our academic leaders, visit our Cyber Security Center of Excellence page.
Our unique information technology degree programs are taught by knowledgeable faculty members with years of real-world, hands-on experience.
ECO 201 - Microeconomics, MAT 136 - Introduction to Quantitative Analysis and MAT 243 - Applied Statistics for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are dictated courses for the General Education Program.
New students are eligible to take a free math assessment that, depending on their score, can earn them up to six math credits toward their degree, saving time and money. Learn more today.
SNHU's bachelor's in information technologies program includes:
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:
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.
Learn the fundamentals of programming concepts including data types, variables, decision statements, loops, input and output. Develop simple scripts using common scripting language constructs including lists, literals, and regular expressions. Gain an introduction to programming through hands-on activities that are beginner-friendly.
This course is an introduction to the design, implementation, and understanding of computer programs. The course emphasizes programming as a problem-solving technique in business and engineering applications. Students will write computer code in a logical, structured, and organized manner. The course also covers the key concepts of object orientation, including inheritance, encapsulation, polymorphism and communication with messages. Other topics include classes and objects, base classes and class hierarchies, abstract and concrete classes. Students will learn to write, review and document interactive applications and working with Software Development Kits and Integrated Development Environment tools. This is a programming course and lab intense.
This course offers a broad introduction to the tools and applications students will need to become successful professionals in the IT environment. Students will examine the core information technologies of human-computer interaction, information management, programming, networking, web systems and technologies, as well as information assurance and security.
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.
This course provides students with the necessary level of information technology education relative to understanding the uses and roles of information systems in business organizations. Students receive instruction on the information concepts and methodologies associated with the development of business information systems, and their effective application to the solution of business problems. Students learn the major issues of managing information technology in the contemporary business environment and the relationship between organizations' structures and information technology. Team approaches are utilized along with structured computer laboratories and cases using spreadsheet and database management tools. Writing intensive course.
Develop database designs using industry-standard modelling tools and techniques. Evaluate user requirements to identify optimal database models that solve common business problems. Examine approaches to structural and object-orient design that consider today's varied data types.
Employ project management strategies specific to IT projects. Examine responsibilities of key stakeholders. Explain project planning with key considerations related to risk management and project tracking.
This course addresses the importance of understanding and advocating for the end user in the development of IT applications and systems. Students will be exposed to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) fundamentals including user and task analysis, human factors, ergonomics, accessibility standards, and cognitive psychology. Emphasis will be placed on user-centered methodologies in the development, evaluation, and deployment of IT applications and systems.
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).
This course explores the basic concepts in cybersecurity and information assurance. Topics include security policies, models, and mechanisms for secrecy, integrity, and availability of communications and information. The course also covers approaches to prevent, detect and recover from the loss of information, cryptography and its applications, vulnerability scanning, functions of a chief security officer software applications and web services for maintaining information security and security in computer networks and distributed systems.
The course focuses on the essential oral and written communication tools and strategies used when communicating in technology organizations, emphasizing on how to make information more usable and accessible to multiple audiences. Students will review how to develop functional specifications and proposals, training programs, technical illustrations, and web information architecture.
This course stresses the social and professional context of IT and computing related to ethical codes of conduct. Students will examine the historical, social, professional, ethical, and legal aspects of computing in the 21st century.
This is the first of a two-part capstone course for IT majors which covers the major methodologies used in Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation. This course focuses mainly on the systems analysis part of the systems development process and emphasizes SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). Different system development strategies are examined within the broader context of identifying and understanding the detailed stages the make up the systems analysis process. Students will learn how to a perform feasibility analysis, and to create a system proposal. Fact finding techniques used to determine system requirements will be identified and studied. Standard graphical modeling tools used in systems analysis will be covered: process modeling with data flow diagrams; data modeling with entity relationship diagrams; and object-oriented modeling using UML. The basic activities of project management are examined. Students will be assigned a systems development project case with concrete milestones, enabling the practical application of concepts presented in the course. This is a lab intensive course.
This is the second part of the Capstone course for IT majors. The student groups will implement and document the systems project designed in IT 415 using an appropriate computer programming language or database management system. The instructor and students critique all projects weekly.
This capstone course is the culminating experience for the B.S. in Information Technologies program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework, rather than introducing new concepts. This course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements.
This course emphasizes the algebra and concepts of functions. Students will learn the properties and graphing techniques for different types of functions including: linear, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Students will also learn to solve a variety of real world problems that rely on a number of different problem solving strategies and an understanding of these different types of functions. This course is intended for those students who wish to prepare for Calculus.
Examine the applications of differential and integral calculus within the fields of STEM. Learn about limits, continuity, derivatives, differentiation, integration, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Develop in-depth knowledge of techniques of calculus used to solve application problems encountered in STEM studies.
The human relations skills that managers need to develop interaction skills that contribute directly to effective human resource management and the development of higher productivity are studied. Skill areas include leadership, motivation, communications, group dynamics, organizational development, management by objectives, and stress and time management. Students learn techniques for becoming more effective managers, subordinates, peers and persons. Students are introduced to the international aspects of human relations.
Total Credits: 120
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Some courses may require software purchase or subscription:
Microsoft® Office 365 Pro Plus is available free of charge to all SNHU students and faculty. The Office suite will remain free while you are enrolled at SNHU. Upon graduation, you will need to convert to a paid subscription. Terms are subject to change at Microsoft’s discretion.
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% 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)
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