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Online BS in Information Technology

Program Overview

A Broad-Based Curriculum in IT Fundamentals

Prepare for a career in IT with this accelerated program as you create your own specialization in areas like application development or networking.

Prepare for a career in IT with this accelerated program as you create your own specialization in areas like application development or networking.

At a Glance


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As you’re making your decision about pursuing an online degree, you are likely to have questions. From program information to details about the application process, we’re here to help you find the answers you need.

Become an IT Professional

Lindenwood University’s online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program explores a wide range of fundamental concepts and techniques to help you excel in the field. Our program helps you develop skills in accessing, building, and manipulating computer data.

Our online IT degree program allows you to customize your curriculum by choosing an area of emphasis and elective courses. Choose from courses in cybersecurity, cloud computing, virtualization, network administration, programming, network operating systems, digital forensics, web design, database analysis, and project management.

In addition, our online information technology degree program’s accelerated curriculum helps you earn your bachelor’s degree in less time, so that you can enter the workforce sooner.

Transfer Your Credits

We don’t want the college credits you have already earned to go to waste. At Lindenwood Online, we offer a generous credit transfer policy for our undergraduate programs. You can even complete your degree in as few as 30 credit hours taken within the Lindenwood University system.

In addition, we have partnerships with area community colleges, which allow credits to be counted toward your general education requirements.

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A Curriculum Designed to Help You Succeed

Our 120-credit-hour online IT degree program gives you a strong foundation in information technology skills and tools. The program allows you to tailor your degree to meet your professional goals.

There are 24 credit hours of core requirements and an additional 33–36 credit hours in your area of emphasis.

In addition, this program includes 54–60 credit hours of general education requirements.

Application Development Curriculum Networking Curriculum

Admission Requirements

To apply to our online information technology degree program, you must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • All official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. If you have fewer than 24 college credits, you will need to submit your official high school transcript.

If cumulative college GPA is below a 2.0, the following will also be required:

  • Résumé
  • Letter of intent/personal statement (1–2 page document indicating your interest in the program and Lindenwood)

What It’s Like to Study Online

Being an online student doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice access to the tools, resources, support, and community that you would have through a traditional on-campus program. In fact, you will still get the college experience — just at an affordable price from the comfort of your home.

Find out more about what it’s like to study online at Lindenwood.

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Cost to Attend

We strive to provide a high-quality online education at an affordable price. Our online degree in information technology program is offered at just $450 per credit hour.

In addition, we offer the opportunity to transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and U.S. military benefits.

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Program Outcomes

  • Analyze the information systems needs of an organization with respect to its business and operational objectives
  • Assess the organizational structure of an organization to determine the most effective manner to deploy technology to the organization
  • Demonstrate the technical skills necessary to design, implement, support, and maintain information systems and/or its subcomponents
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of a network administrator

Career Outlook

Some of the potential career paths you may pursue after earning your information technology degree online include:

  • Network administrator: $82,050
  • Database administrator: $90,070
  • Computer network architect: $109,020

Median annual salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked.

An online information technology degree program prepares you for a variety of careers within the field. Some potential roles include network administrator, database administrator, computer systems analyst, and cloud architect. IT is needed in almost every industry, so there is a high demand for skilled professionals.

IT focuses on the installation, organization, and maintenance of computer systems, operating systems, and databases. IT professionals create larger computer systems to solve a business’s issues. Computer science, on the other hand, involves the efficient programming on computers. Professionals in this field work with the algorithms used to change and transfer information.

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