Information Technology (BS) Program Overview

With a B.S. in Information Technology degree from Bluefield University, you are prepared to go further in the workforce as an IT professional who thinks critically and solves problems. Our courses will expand your current understanding of technology and develop your ability to manage challenging projects effectively. Our program reinforces a Christian perspective so as a graduate you can ethically respond to personal and professional challenges. Also, students earning a B.S. in Information Technology can immediately enroll in our 10-month Masters of Business Administration (MBA) upon graduation.

Expand Your IT Skills With An Information Technology Degree

At Bluefield University, you can complete the major courses of our IT degree in as little as 12-months and be ready to apply your skills in your current or desired job. Experienced professionals can receive prior learning credit and transfer credits may be accepted. You will begin your studies with the fundamentals of networking, information systems, security, program design and development, and database concepts. Additional courses in data analytics, project management, and leadership will help you advance as a leader and manager in your career field.

The skills you will learn in your courses can be immediately applied to your job! Enroll today by applying to the B.S. in Information Technology program.

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Tuition: $395 Per Credit Hour
Next Start: January 11, 2023 (Online)
Time to Complete: 4 years*

* Time to complete can be reduced with prior learning and transfer credits

Courses & Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BS)
General Education (49 Credits)

General Education requirements may be fulfilled in more specific courses for certain majors.

  • Intro to the Writing Process
  • Argumentative & Analytical Writing Literature (3 Credits)
  • Biblical Perspectives
  • Ethics
  • Personal Wellness & Lab
  • US or World History (3 Credits)
  • Science & Lab (4 Credits)
  • Social Science (3 Credits)
  • Fine Arts (3 Credits)
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Math (6 Credits)
  • Additional Math or Science (3 Credits)
  • Electives (6 Credits)
Core Requirements (36 Credits)

  • Information Systems Fundamentals
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Information Security Fundamentals
  • Scripting Fundamentals
  • Program Design & Development
  • Data Analytics
  • Database Concepts
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Introduction to C#
  • Project Management
  • Coaching, Mentoring & Motivating Individuals & Teams
  • Quality Assurance & Configuration Management
Electives (35 Credits)
Total Credits: 120

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

Software Engineer
Database Administrator
Information Security Analyst
Network Administrator
Systems Administrator

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Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231


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