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
May 2, 2023
June 27, 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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How do you see yourself uplifting the business world? Select your own path with an online Bachelor’s in Information Technology Administration, from network security to systems administration to cloud computing or database management.
Based on figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of computer and information technology occupations is predicted to increase 13% between 2020 and 2030. Opportunities exist across small to large businesses, private, nonprofit, and government entities, and a wide spectrum of companies and industries seeking to keep data secure and evolve with the pace of new technology.
To be considered for admission, students must:
- Submit official high school and/or college transcripts.
- Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.
Graduation Requirements: Students must earn a 2.0 GPA or higher to meet graduation requirements and complete at least 33 advanced hours.
Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.
Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).