Information Technology

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is designed to produce academically sound and functionally competent IT professionals who can build and deploy networks, databases, web properties, and other IT-related assets. Core programming skills along with problem-solving skills and techniques are offered to help bring you a well-rounded technology education applicable to the IT marketplace today. Additional concentrations allow you to choose from dozens of specific courses in order to specialize in the IT area of interest for your career. IT personnel are needed in all industries, and this online bachelor’s program helps prepare you for a variety of careers including programmer, systems analyst, project manager, web developer, database designer, and more. 

Program Courses

The curriculum for this online program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Programming fundamentals
  • Information systems analysis and design
  • Object-oriented programming and UML (Unified Modeling Language)
  • Relational database concepts, management issues, and advantages
  • Information security and assurance
  • Local Area Network (LAN) technologies and concepts
  • Telecommunications and network concepts
  • Internet and ecommerce
  • Web development, including JavaScript and XHTML
  • Enterprise data exchange using XML

Coursework in this program also meets various industry certifications including Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW). Please view course descriptions for complete details.

Note: Some courses in this program have additional laboratory course materials that are not covered by our undergraduate book grant. View the Materials Cost information below for details.

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Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate use of analytical, logical, and critical thinking to design, develop, and deploy effective Information Technology solutions
  • Examine the principles and concepts of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and the impact of (OOP) on software quality and reusability
  • Assess the significance of the system development life cycle and its effectiveness
  • Apply the principles of network technologies in designing a network
  • Examine the principles of database management systems
  • Analyze the computer and network security issues, policies, proactive measures, and software tools to counter security breaches and threats
  • Apply industry driven techniques for designing, developing, and deploying enterprise applications on the desktop and on the Web

Degree at a Glance

Concentrations

Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.

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Ecommerce

Broadens the scope of understanding ecommerce solutions for the buying and selling of products and services via computer networks. Examines guidelines, techniques, developing trends, and how ecommerce has transformed business today.  

Sample Courses

  • WEBD321 - Web eCommerce Development
  • WEBD322 - Web Videography
  • WEBD323 - Search Engine Optimization
  • WEBD324 - Web Content Management Systems
  • WEBD300 - User Interface Design
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General

This general concentration allows you to select from dozens of different concentration courses offered within this program, enabling you to create your own focused area of study. View course catalog for details.

View other concentrations in this program to see sample courses.

  • ISSC321 - Computer Systems Organization: Intermediate
  • WEBD221 - Intermediate Web Development
  • WEBD241 - Web Development Using JavaScript
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Mobile Computing

Focuses on mobile application design and development, and how mobile devices enhanced by application software are changing the face of technology. Uses scenario-based exercises and requires students to use assigned tools to write, test, and deploy mobile software applications.

Sample Courses

  • ENTD413 - Advanced Mobile Application Design and Development
  • ENTD313 - Mobile Application Design and Development
  • ENTD322 - Application Development for the Droid
  • ENTD465 - Application Development for Windows Mobile Operating Systems
  • ENTD333 - Application Development for the iPhone and iPad
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Web Development Using .NET

Focuses on the principles and practices necessary to design, develop, and deploy web applications using the .NET framework. Graduates will be able to build real-world .NET applications based on the knowledge and skills gained in the program, and apply object-oriented programming (OOP), Visual Basic, ASP, and C#.

Sample Courses

  • ENTD361 - Enterprise Development Using VB.NET: Introduction
  • ENTD461 - Enterprise Development Using VB.NET: Advanced
  • ENTD462 - Enterprise Development Using ASP.NET
  • ENTD464 - Enterprise Development using .NET: Project
  • ENTD463 - Enterprise Development Using C#
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Programming

Builds a strong foundation in Object Oriented Programming using Java, which is a primary language for building mobile apps, games, and enterprise software.

Sample Courses

  • ENTD381 - Object Oriented Programming With Java
  • ENTD481 - Enterprise Development using J2EE
  • ENTD261 - Scripting Languages for the Administrator
  • ENTD411 - Application Development
  • ENTD380 - Introduction to Object Oriented Programming with Java

Admission Requirements

  • All undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • New undergraduate students may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment (ADMN100). If you have successfully completed 9 or more hours of college credit, you may reach out to your admission representative to inquire about waiving this requirement.
  • If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
  • There is no fee to complete our admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an admission representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.

Materials Cost

Software and/or lab equipment required for some courses in this program must be purchased at the student’s expense, and are not included in the undergraduate book grant.

Estimated course materials for this program are $1,091. You can view the materials required for individual courses in the ecampus under your Academic Plan.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates  

Military-Affiliated Students* = $250/credit hour

All Other Students = $270/credit hour

View Tuition and Fees Details  

*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, we offer a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

The university has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.