Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Administration

The demand is high for information technology professionals. With ACU’s online bachelor’s degree in information technology administration, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to turn that demand into career success.

Earning your B.S. in Information Technology Administration will set your IT career in motion. This program will prepare you to develop software applications and maintain technology infrastructures (e.g., networks, databases, security) in a variety of settings or disciplines. You may take specialized courses in application development or cybersecurity to prepare for flexibility in choosing the career path that’s right for you.

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Meet the Program Director

Dr. Rob Byrd is the [Acting] Program Director and Associate Professor for the Master of Science in Information Technology degree and the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Administration, helping equip graduates to become technology leaders within their professional areas. Dr. Byrd’s experience includes working with advanced technologies in the military, private businesses and within academics. Holding technical Bachelors and Masters degrees and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership he understands both the technical and business concepts and best practices and ensures that knowledge and skill are incorporated as integral parts of the of the programs he directs. In addition to formal education and industry experience, Dr. Byrd has developed and taught multiple academic programs in technology, knowledge management and cybersecurity. He is certified by the American Society of Quality as a Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence.  As a program evaluator, commissioner and visit team chairman for ABET, an accrediting body for computing and engineering academic programs, Dr. Byrd is at the forefront of technical academic program and curricular development, implementation and assessment.

Program Director Dr. Rob Byrd

What can you do after graduation?

  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Web Developer
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Admission Requirements

ACU’s online undergraduate programs are intended for non-traditional students interested in gaining a bachelor’s degree in an online modality. 

To be considered for admission:

  • Students must be out of high school for at least four years.
  •  Completed “Adult Online Undergraduate Program” application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.  
  • Official transcripts of all previous academic work.
  •  Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores. 
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Degree Highlights


Tracks

Application Development

Cyber Security


Required Hours

Total required: 128 credit hours

University Requirements/General Ed: 56 hours

Major requirements: 72 hours (up to 24 hours in Electives)


Example Coursework

IT 221: Fundamentals of Networking and Data Communications

IT 225: Web Technologies

IT 320: Database Administration

IT 410: Systems Integration and Administration


Department

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Upcoming Start Dates

July 2, 2019

August 27, 2019