Launch a Stimulating Career in Information Technology
With the online BS in Information Technology Administration, ACU Online strives to foster your interests and help you acquire skills that set you apart in today’s competitive marketplace. Along with a comprehensive curriculum reflective of current trends and methods, you’ll receive support and encouragement from our vibrant, virtual Christ-centered community.
Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire undergraduate degree.
About the Program
Demand for information technology professionals continues to grow. ACU’s online Bachelor’s in Information Technology Administration helps you harness this shift to pursue a rewarding career with significant upward potential. Curriculum emphasizing hands-on applications introduces you to the fundamentals of computer science and information technology, including network security, systems administration, database management, programming languages, web and mobile application design, and user experience, and lets you specialize your knowledge with a concentration.
All the Details on Your Degree
Through 64 credit hours, prepare to develop software applications and maintain technology infrastructures (e.g., networks, databases, and security) in a variety of settings and disciplines. Specialized courses provide additional insight into application development and cybersecurity and help you choose the career path that’s right for you.
You have a few pathways to receive an online BS in Information Technology Administration from ACU. Start from the beginning at ACU Online, or transfer previously earned college credits, including through ACU’s Transfer Track, our seamless, streamlined community college program.
Total: 120 hours
University Requirements: 56 hours
Major: 64 hours (up to 24 hours in electives)
Fundamentals of Networking and Data Communications
Systems Integration and Administration
Upcoming Start Dates
January 10, 2023
March 7, 2023
Common Job Titles
Computer Network Architect
Computer Systems Analyst
Information Security Analyst
Network and Computer Systems Administrator
Curriculum & Concentrations
The online Bachelor’s in Information Technology Administration involves a 39 credit-hour core divided among computer science, information technology, and mathematics courses, nine credit hours for a concentration, and 16 credit hours of electives to explore advanced subjects. Setting the foundation for the program, the core courses touch on programming languages, databases and database management, web technologies, networking, information security, operating systems, systems administration and processes, project management, recent trends in IT, calculus, and statistics. You’ll then select from one of three concentrations:
Continue exploring the vast field of information technology with courses in human-computer interactions, web and mobile application development, network administration, cybersecurity practices, and risk assessment and mitigation.
Learn to design and write software applications for a wide variety of platforms. In preparation for a career, you’ll gain the skills to create interactive client and server-based systems for web development projects, as well as for iOS and Android mobile applications.
Securing an organization’s IT infrastructure requires not only technical knowledge to configure servers, firewalls, and network devices, but it also involves a variety of soft skills. Network security teams prevent vulnerable systems from being exploited and ensure business operations continue to run during and after a security breach or natural disaster. Thinking about the bigger picture, these professionals help establish compliance with the various data management laws and regulations based on industry, location, and business model. Hands-on exercises instruct you in developing cybersecurity policies, conducting risk assessments, and forming incident response plans.
Meet the Program Director
Dr. Joe Feliciano, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Administration
Dr. Joe Feliciano is the Program Director for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Administration. He received his doctorate from Pace University in New York. His master’s degree in Information Systems is from Long Island University, and his undergraduate work was completed at Hawaii Pacific University in Business Administration.
After leaving the U.S. Air Force in 1995, he began to work on Windows Servers, PCs, and Mainframe Systems for manufacturing, health care, and telecom organizations. He has been teaching IT management, computer networking, database, and cybersecurity courses since 2007.
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