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Are you interested in a career that combines technical knowledge and leadership skills? If so, Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) program's Information Systems track can help you prepare for a career in information systems design, repair, or management. Read on for more information about this online bachelor's degree program.
Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program's Information Systems track provides students with the opportunity to study fundamental and introductory topics to build basic computer skills and understanding of information systems processes and innovations. Major requirements address project planning and development strategies, IT consulting techniques, business information systems management, and technology forecasting methods. The career focus area of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program's Information Systems track covers the development of management skills, programming basics, database concepts, analytical processes, and networking administration.
Potential students of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program's Information Systems track should have an understanding of basic computer functions. Basic math and communication skills are also important. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer. Some programs may have additional requirements.
Students must complete a total of 180 credits to earn the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. This credit total includes 88 credits in major course requirements, 33 credits in the core curriculum, and 59 credits in electives. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
Career Focus Areas
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program's Information Systems track could seek positions in corporate IT departments or IT consulting firms* and could be responsible for information system design, programming, maintenance, or implementation. Possible positions include:
Though a bachelor's degree is generally sufficient for those seeking entry-level positions, a master's degree might be a requirement for career advancement to executive or management positions. Students might choose to pursue an advanced degree and enter the Master of Science in Information Technology program to further develop their skills and enhance their knowledge.†
*Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all.
†While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate- or doctoral-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate or doctoral programs.