Undergraduate – Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Technology degree program is available entirely online or in-class, or a combination of both (hybrid). From software developers and programmers to cybersecurity specialists, a bachelor's degree in IT can prepare you for many solid careers. It can also be an excellent stepping stone to more advanced degrees in the computer technology field. The online information technology program offers the most flexibility for students.
The Information Technology degree at KSU is fully accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineers & Technology.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 531,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers stems from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.
The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $88,240 in May 2019, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810. The bachelor of science in Information Technology at KSU will provide you the skills needed in the design, implementation, and maintenance of computer systems and networks for data processing and distribution.
As an IT professional, you'll develop creative problem-solving techniques as well as highly developed technical skills because IT positions require strong logical and critical thinking skills.
What can you do with a degree in information technology?
Information Technology (IT) is in almost every aspect of our lives: the workplace, homes, communication devices, and even our entertainment. Information Technology is one of the fastest-growing professions. IT offers a diverse set of career paths and the ability to work from anywhere in the world!
Double Owl Pathway
This program offers a Double Owl Pathway. The Double Owl Pathway is an advising pathway for high-potential KSU undergraduate students who want to accelerate a Master's degree at KSU. For pathway options and to learn if you qualify, visit https://doubleowl.kennesaw.edu
A career in information technology offers many paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs achievable with a bachelor's degree in IT from KSU.
Computer System Analyst
Median Salary: National $90,920; Georgia $88,220
Job Growth by 2028: National 7%; Georgia 11%
Median Salary: National $93,750; Georgia $95,290
Job Growth by 2028: National 10%; Georgia 14%
*Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*Net Online
- Flexible Course Options – The computer science degree offers flexible options to fit your needs and a busy schedule, including online, face-to-face, and hybrid (combination online and face-to-face) courses. We maintain small class sizes to ensure that you get the opportunity to know and work with your professors and classmates.
- Hands-On Experience – You will receive hands-on training through labs and classroom work. You'll have the opportunity to work in teams and participate in group projects to learn how to deliver high-quality solutions.
- Diverse Career Options – As an information technology graduate, you will have varied career choices that will lead to quicker employment.
Department of Department of Information Technology Contact Information
Related KSU Degrees
Applied Information TechnologyInformation Technology Minor
Information Systems (BBA)Information Systems Minor
1Program tuition is an estimate based on the average student's time to complete. Costs for books, travel, other miscellaneous fees (parking, labs, graduation, etc.) are not included. Tuition and fee changes are posted in the Spring and are effective for Fall semester. Please note that fees are subject to change at the end of any academic term without prior notice. For additional information, see tuition and fees.