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Information technology professionals are the backbone of any organization, ensuring all computer systems are running smoothly, and most importantly, securely. This line of study can be applied to a wide range of fields, and skilled IT professionals are highly sought after in the workforce. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at CityU will give you a strong understanding in all areas of IT. You’ll learn relevant, immediately applicable skills working with faculty who are also practicing professionals.

Courses can be taken online and at your own pace for the flexibility you need, and the program can be completed in as few as two-and-a-half years.

In the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program, you’ll master the technologies and services employed in modern information system environments. You’ll work closely with highly knowledgeable faculty, who are also industry leaders and professionals that can share real-world applications to best prepare you for an IT career.

After covering the fundamentals of computing, you’ll take courses in ethics, information management, project management, programming, and more for a well-rounded education. You’ll also have the benefit of working in our technology laboratories to gain hands-on, practical skills.

The program is self-paced, and courses are available completely online. You can complete this program in just two-and-a-half years.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the BS in Information Technology program, you’ll learn:

  • Critical thinking processes used to analyze today's business issues and aid identifying rational solutions
  • Human computer interaction (HCI), software design, and computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW)
  • OSI and IP networking models and understanding networking protocols
  • Model of information systems composed of data acquisition, data transport, data manipulation, data storage, and data display
  • Basic operating system concepts and principles
  • Objectives of information security
  • C++ programming language
  • Data, process, and network modeling
  • The social, ethical, and policy dimensions of technology in organizations, schools, and society

Required Credits (180 Credits)

For full course descriptions please visit the 2020–2021 Course Catalog. 

Lower-Division Requirements

College Composition: 5 credits
College Mathematics: 5 credits
Humanities: 15 credits
Social Science: 15 credits
Natural Science/Mathematics: 15 credits

Program Requirements

*This program requires MATH 151 (Calculus) or higher.

Preparatory Courses (15 Credits)

IS 201 Fundamentals of Computing (5)

CS 132 Computer Science I (5)

CS 251 Statistical Computing (QSR for select programs/NS) (5)

Core Requirements (45 Credits)

CS 302 Human Computer Interaction (5)

CS 330 Network Communications (5)

CS 351 Discrete Mathematics in Computing (NS) (5)

IS 312 Web Design (5)

IS 340 Operating Systems (5)

IS 345 Cybersecurity (5)

IS 350 Systems Analysis and Design (5)

IS 360 Database Technologies (5)

IS 471 Cyber Ethics (SS) (5)

Information Technology (30 Credits)

CS 428 System Administration (5)

CS 434 Cloud Computing (5)

IS 440 Quality Assurance (5)

IS 468 Tools and Techniques (5)

IS 470 IT Service Management (5)

IS 472 IT Compliance (5)

Upper Division Electives (10 Credits)


IS 456 Database Systems Management (5)

IS 457 Enterprise Systems (5)

CS 476 Data Analysis and Presentation (5)

CS 479 Data Mining and Machine Learning (5)

CS 481 Network Security (5)

CS 487 Data Security (5)

CS 493 Technology and Computing Internship (5)

Capstone (5 Credits)

CS 497 Technology and Computing Capstone (5)

Whether you’re a certified network professional or new to the technology field, this program will set you up with the skills you need to take on various IT positions. Upon completion of the BS in Information Technology program, you’ll be prepared to pursue a career as a:

  • Systems analyst or engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Computer scientist or specialist
  • Data analyst
  • Database engineer
  • Information engineer or specialist

Networking Opportunities

At CityU, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network by connecting with faculty working in your field, students from around the globe, and alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that’s dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

Tuition Cost

Learn more about tuition and fees for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we’re committed to helping students achieve their academic goals no matter their economic situations. Our financial aid counselors are here to find the resources you need to pay for your education, including grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.

Learn more about financial aid opportunities at CityU, or contact our Financial Aid Team at 800.426.5596, 206.239.4540, or finaid@cityu.edu.

Military Tuition Benefits

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CityU is proud to serve those who have served in the military. We offer military tuition discounts for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses and accept military benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance.

Learn more about military tuition benefits, VA benefits, and military partnership programs designed to help you reach your military and career goals.


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Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.


CityU is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide.1 In fact, students complete their degrees at twice the national rate.2


Develop marketable, real-world skills in courses taught by faculty who are practitioners working in your field.


Expand your expertise and your global perspectives in on-site and online courses with students from around the world.


Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.