Why Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Degree

Are you interested in the implementation and maintenance of information solutions that are critical to modern businesses? Information technology graduates who complete this ABET-accredited program develop the following competencies:

– Configuring and managing complex computer and database systems.
– Creating network architectures in cybersecure infrastructures.
– Full stack development.

What is an information technology degree?

An IT degree helps graduates develop the knowledge and abilities to:

– Manage big data and computer networks in professional contexts.

– Monitor and improve the security of these key technology assets.

From the start of this IT degree program, you’ll develop a basic grasp of computer programming languages. Then, throughout the information technology degree program, you will build knowledge and practical expertise in information systems, networking and security.

How long does it take to get an information technology degree?

Full-time students can complete a bachelor’s degree in about four years. The Bachelor of Science in information technology degree at Arizona State University is 120 credit hours and can be spread across multiple terms. On average, learners commit about six hours of actual time per credit hour, per week to the program. Each class lasts 7.5 weeks, with a total of 40 classes.

Why ASU Online
  • ASU Library ASU Library
  • Career services Career services
  • Online tutoring Online tutoring
  • Study abroad Study abroad
  • Success Center Success Center
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  • ASU Library
    ASU Library ASU Library

    ASU Library

    Students who learn online have access to all of ASU Libraries’ resources through the Library. This includes research databases, electronic journals, e-books, and other research material. Library One Search allows you to search for books, journal articles and other materials through one easy-to-use search box.

    Career services
    Career services Career services

    Career services

    Career and Professional Development Service offers support year-round for online students, designed to strengthen your job search skills, build your resume, enhance your interview skills, and more. Virtual career advising appointments are available for all online students. Appointments can be made up logging in to Handshake. We also encourage students and alumni to take advantage of the multitude of other virtual services including: virtual career fairs and workshops, resume Drop Box for online resume reviews, InterviewStream for virtual practice interviews, online chat with a career professional, access downloadable handouts and resume examples and more!

    Online tutoring
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    Online tutoring

    Need help with writing, math, biology, Spanish or another subject? ASU provides a number of tutoring resources online. Online tutoring is live, free, and available to all ASU students, including online degree students.


    Subject area tutoring is available on a small group, drop-in basis. Schedule writing appointments using TutorTrac.

    Study abroad
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    Study abroad

    The Arizona State University Study Abroad Office offers more than 200 different programs in over 65 countries! ASU Online Students can study abroad during any term including summer or fall/spring semester, as well as spring break programs.


    Studying abroad impacts your life in many positive ways that last far beyond the duration of your program.

    Success Center
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    Success Center

    Part personal advisor, part cheerleader, success coaches are focused on supporting you in achieving your goals. From helping you adjust to life as an online student, offering success strategies, time management tips and reminders, to connecting you to resources at ASU, success coaches are there to help smooth any bumps in the road and to cheer you on as you cross the finish line.


    “I love the approach ASU Online has of not just getting students through those first few courses, but on working with students in a supporting role throughout their entire academic experience.” – Christopher Kozma, ASU Online Success Coach

    ASU+ Support Systems
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    ASU+ Support Systems

    With your determination and ASU+, you’ll have all you need to thrive. Our suite of unique, premier services empower you toward success on your educational journey.


    Unmatched suite of support services


    • Personal care programs
    • Time management awareness and coaching
    • Student well-being programs
    • Students success coaches
    • High-quality classes
    • Technical resources
    Admission requirements

    You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

    Review competency requirements

    Freshman applicants who possess a high school diploma and meet the following requirements will be admitted to ASU.

    4 years math.

    4 years English (non-ESL/ELL courses).

    3 years lab sciences (1 year each from biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences or physics).

    2 years social sciences (including 1 year American history).

    2 years same second language

    1 year fine arts or 1 year career and technical education.

    Review other admission requirements

    Applicants must also meet at least one of the following:

    – Top 25% in high school graduating class.

    – 3.00 GPA in competency courses (4.00 = A).

    – ACT score of 22 for Arizona residents (24 non-residents)* or SAT Reasoning score of 1120 for Arizona residents (1180 non-residents)*.

    – *ASU does not require the writing portion of these tests.

    complete online application

    You’re almost there! Complete the undergraduate admission application online. You will be required to submit a non-refundable application fee.

    $70: U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, in-application for permanent residency, DACA or international online student studying outside the U.S.

    $115: International students on any non-immigrant visa type studying in the U.S. (e.g. F-1, H1-B, H-4, etc.).


    Request ACT or SAT scores

    Request your ACT or SAT scores be sent directly to ASU from ACT or from the College Board, for SAT scores.

    ACT or SAT scores are required for merit scholarship consideration and for ASU course placement.