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online competency-based information technology bachelor's

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Direct Assessment)

Start your direct assessment information technology degree

Pursue your career goals with a direct-assessment bachelor’s in IT. Learn to apply IT theory and principles to real-world business challenges. Gain knowledge needed to successfully address a range of organizational IT issues and opportunities.

What are Direct Assessment Programs?

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Courses

Browse courses for your online information technology degree

Education should hold practical value. That’s why our courses meet rigorous academic standards and provide you with skills and knowledge immediately applicable to your career.

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Requirements: 120 credits

In a competency-based program, you earn competency units by demonstrating your knowledge of a core skill, or competency. Since there are 120 competency units in this program, one competency equals one unit.

23 Core Courses

Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in an IT environment.

23 Core Courses

15 Gen Ed Courses

These courses lay the foundation for all our degree programs. Because communication, math and writing skills aren’t just universally applicable in IT — they’re also useful in daily life.

15 Gen Ed Courses

2 Elective Courses

Elective courses allow you to learn about topics you’re interested in. That means you’ll have a degree that’s unique to you and your education goals.

 

2 Elective Courses

2, 3 or 4 courses at a time

12 weeks per course

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Direct Assessment).

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Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years.

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every course.

We’ve worked with the labor market researcher Lightcast to identify in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Skills-aligned program icon

Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years.

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every course.

We’ve worked with the labor market researcher Lightcast to identify in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Tuition

Affordable, fixed tuition

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us. That's your Tuition Guarantee.

Tuition Guarantee

Lock-in Tuition

$2,500

Per 12-week term

$2,500

Bachelor of Information Technology Direct Assessment

Duration
Duration
Duration
Depends on how many courses you take each term—the more courses you take, the faster you could complete your degree.
Pace
Pace
Pace
Choose either 2,3 or 4 courses every 12-week term. During the term, you can focus on one at a time or work on courses concurrently.
Learning style
Learning style
Learning style
Self-paced, flexible learning within the term with faculty guidance to foster learning and prepare for competency assessments.
Admissions requirements
Admissions requirements
Admissions requirements
30 applied transfer credits or 3 years of IT work experience.
Cost
Cost
Cost
$2,500 per 12-week term.

The cost per term is $2,500, depending on how many courses you take per term. The length of your program may vary. This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree?

Discover where your degree might take you and make informed choices about your future.

A BSIT can help prepare you to be a:

  • Information Technology Director
  • Information Systems Director
  • Information Systems Supervisor
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Technology Manager

Top skills learned in this program:

  • Business Process

  • Cybersecurity

  • Information Systems

  • Operations

  • Systems Analysis

Ready to get started?

Start your application for free or request additional information.

What you’ll learn

When you earn your online information technology degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. You’ll learn how to:

  • Apply key principles of systems analysis and design to selected business processes within the organization in order to implement effective information systems
  • Design selected network and cloud infrastructures that will comply with key requirements of accepted industry best practices to improve organizational network operation
  • Design and develop key database models aligning with business requirements for storage, retrieval, and use of data
  • Implement cybersecurity solutions that comply with global governance best practices
  • Demonstrate an ability to evaluate, design, and implement application programs to meet business processes

15% Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for computer and information systems managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2022 and 2032.

The BLS Projected Growth for 2022-2032 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Admissions

Apply for free – no application fee, no obligation.

Starting your degree is a big decision — and we want you to feel great about it. That’s why we remove obstacles from your application.

  • No SAT/ACT required 
  • No essay required 
  • No cost, risk-free trial for eligible students
  • We’ll request transcripts at no cost to you, when possible, and we accept eligible credits from over 5,000 accredited institutions.

Receive 1-on-1 support

You have a support team of real people you can lean on. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.[1] Start a conversation with an enrollment representative today.

[1] Transactional Survey, August 2021-22 (18,645 respondents)

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Receive 1-on-1 support

You have a support team of real people you can lean on. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 85% of our surveyed students.[1]

[1] Transactional Survey, September 2022-August 2023 (23,739 respondents)

Start a conversation with an enrollment representative today.

Call us at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 14 hours a day, 5 days a week. 

Computer requirements for courses

Many course assignments will require you to use a computer to complete and submit your assignment. 

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Faculty Spotlight

Professionals dedicated to you

Your success is a top priority for our deans and faculty members. They bring an average of 28+ years of experience and hands-on perspective to the classroom, and help bridge the gap between academics and industry knowledge.

Kathryn Uhles

I’m dedicated to equipping students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to meet their career goals.

Kathryn Uhles
Dean, College of Business and IT, University of Phoenix

I’m dedicated to equipping students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to meet their career goals.

Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org, since 1978.

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