2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) 
    
    Sep 27, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BS in Information Technology


 

This program is not currently accepting new students.

 

ABET Computing Accreditation Commission logoThe  BS in Information Technology (IT) program integrates expertise in the information technology and business fields. It is designed to help students form a solid foundation for long-term career growth and success in today’s global, IT-driven environment.

This degree program will help equip students with the technical skills they need to succeed in the field, while providing a strong understanding of key managerial and organizational concepts.

Through hands-on lab activities, students will have the opportunity to collaborate with cross-functional teams and problem-solve real-world challenges. Students will also gain the added advantage of joining Walden’s diverse learning community—an experience that helps uniquely position them to work in the multicultural, interdisciplinary teams typical of today’s global, IT-driven economy.

Learning Outcomes


At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.
  7. Evaluate the positive social change impacts of information technology on individuals, organizations, and society.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)


  1. Develop IT solutions to meet the needs of employers and communities in a global society.
  2. Implement IT projects to satisfy business needs within time, budget, and quality constraints.
  3. Collaborate effectively with a variety of stakeholders to meet user needs.
  4. Be employed in progressively more responsible positions in the IT field.
  5. Demonstrate ethical behavior as IT professionals.
  6. Demonstrate sensitivity to the impact of technology on the individual, the organization, and society as an IT professional.
  7. Maintain up-to-date knowledge in the world of IT and IT‐related business practice.

Concentrations


Students must complete one of the following concentrations. For each concentration, all listed courses are required for the concentration.

Degree Requirements


  • 181 total quarter credits
  • General education  courses (45 cr.)
  • Core courses (96 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (20 cr.)
  • Elective courses (15 cr.)
  • Capstone courses (5 cr.)

Curriculum


General Education Courses (45 cr.)


See the general education  section of this Walden University Catalog.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level in order to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select 3000 or 4000 level courses as either general education or elective options. Students should consult their student success advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.

Concentration Courses (20 cr.)


These courses are dependent upon the particular concentration. Please see the course list on each concentration page.

Electives (15 cr.)


Students are to select three additional courses to fulfill the elective requirement. Students may choose courses from either general education  courses, BS in Information Technology concentration courses, courses from any of Walden’s bachelor’s degree programs, or Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)  courses. Individual course prerequisites apply. These 15 credits of electives are in addition to the 5-credit general education elective. 

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor . Although this program requires fewer than six elective courses, students have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Capstone Courses (5 cr.)


Accreditation


Walden’s BS in Information Technology program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org/. ABET is the internationally recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. This accreditation reaffirms the quality of Walden’s technology and applied science programs and support services, as well as its commitment to continuous assessment and improvement.

Program of Distinction


As a further mark of quality, Walden University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for the BS in Information Technology Cybersecurity concentration.

For cybersecurity resources, please visit our Center for Cybersecurity Education.