DeVry's Latest Undergrad Programs Designed to Boost Core Skills

By DeVry University

We see the signs on a daily basis – the world is changing. And, believe it or not, change can be a good thing. Oftentimes, change is what drives us to open new doors, reach for new milestones and achieve the unexpected. Whether you’re experiencing recent changes in your life or you've been looking to make a move for quite some time, now might be the perfect opportunity to start thinking about your future.

In our 85+ years of history – including 20 years offering online classes – it's been our mission to create programs that not only meet the needs of busy, working adult students but also provide the core skills that today's rapidly evolving market demands. As we continue this momentum, we’re excited to introduce our latest undergrad programs and concentrations designed to help you get on the fast track towards achieving your goals.

DeVry's new undergrad programs and associate degree concentrations include:

"By making these programmatic additions and enhancements, DeVry is responding to the demands and trends in the marketplace, as well as feedback from our students," explains Shantanu Bose, DeVry University Provost and Chief Academic Officer. "Shorter programs and credentials that stack into degrees are a value add for students who are looking for skills they can take to their workplace immediately."

Read on to explore our new hybrid and online programs in detail and learn how they can help you pursue your goals.

Undergraduate Certificate Program in Information Technology Essentials

Fueled by the digital demand of today’s busy world, it’s no surprise that information technology is a growing field. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of Computer Support Specialists is expected to grow by 10% from 2018-2028.

Our new undergraduate certificate program in Information Technology Essentials is designed to prepare you with the core skills you need to contribute in an entry-level IT role. You’ll gain exposure to a broad range of concepts across the field of IT and hands-on experience with the Internet of Things (IoT) as you prepare to jump start your IT career.

  • Program Type: Undergraduate Certificate
  • Minimum Credit Hours: 23
  • Length: 8 Courses
  • Time to Complete: Graduate in as little as 8 months1 – or faster with qualifying transfer credits.
  • Availability: Online
  • What You’ll Learn: Coursework covers topics such as data analysis, network development, technical problem solving and building, testing, operation and maintenance of connected and distributed digital-based systems and networks.

If you complete this program, you may also qualify to take advantage of the Tech Essentials Grant2. This grant provides qualifying students with $2,400 to apply towards the cost of your Information Technology Essentials certificate program upon successful completion of all required courses.

Want to learn more? Explore our Information Technology Essentials undergraduate certificate program.

Undergraduate Certificate Program in Cyber Security

Cyber security is another rapidly growing tech field for those who are interested in working in a hands-on, ever-evolving environment. In fact, the BLS expects the employment of Information Security Analysts grow by a remarkable 32% from 2018-2028.

The field of cyber security is driven by the ongoing need to secure data in our increasingly digital world. But protecting businesses and individuals against data breaches is no simple task. Our undergraduate certificate program in Cyber Security will help you gain the core skills you need to create strategies necessary to secure networks, apply information assurance policies to mitigate risks and leverage your knowledge of ethical and legal issues to apply the appropriate security solutions.

  • Program Type: Undergraduate Certificate
  • Minimum Credit Hours: 40
  • Length: 14 Courses
  • Time to Complete: Graduate in as little as 16 months1 – or faster with qualifying transfer credits.
  • Availability: Online
  • What You’ll Learn: Coursework covers topics such as how to secure networks, mitigate risks, manage information assurance policies and apply principles of technology to maintain connected and distributed digital-based systems and networks.

Are you excited by the idea of fighting cybercrimes? Learn more about our Cyber Security undergraduate certificate program.

Technology Program Highlights

Here are a few additional highlights you may benefit from if you pursue a certificate in Information Technology Essentials or Cyber Security:

  • Tech Core Foundation – Coursework in this program is designed to help you build interdisciplinary skills you’ll need for today’s Internet of Things (IoT) economy.

  • Portable IoT Kit – Our portable IoT kit allows you to get hands-on experience using digital devices, sensors and other tools to build relevant IoT systems.3

  • Certification Prep – In both programs, our curriculum helps you prepare for certification opportunities including CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+, Microsoft Technology Associate – Python, CompTIA Cloud +. Additionally, our Cyber Security certificate program can also help you prepare for the CompTIA Security+, CompTIA PenTest+, EC Council Certified Network Defender and EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker certifications.

  • Every Credit Counts – All credits from your IT Essentials certificate can apply toward a future Associate degree program in Information Technology, saving you time and money as you continue to pursue your goals. Likewise, all credits from your Cyber Security certificate can be applied toward an Information Technology and Networking or Computer Information Systems bachelor’s degree when you specialize in cyber security.

Associate in Business with a Budgeting & Forecasting Concentration

There are many critical factors that can determine the success of a business, but one of the most important components is having the ability to effectively predict and manage the organization’s future profits and expenses.

Our Budgeting and Forecasting concentration in our Associate in Business program is designed to help you develop the fundamental skills needed to shape an organization’s budgeting and resource plans. You’ll be introduced to accounting principles as you learn to design and implement budgets and analyze data.

  • Program Type: Associate Degree
  • Minimum Credit Hours: 61
  • Length: 19 Courses
  • Time to Complete: Graduate in as little as 16 months1 – or faster with qualifying transfer credits.
  • Availability: Online or hybrid
  • What You’ll Learn: Coursework covers topics such as how to develop a long-range budget forecast, assess essential financial accounting functions and apply statistical analysis to make business decisions.

Ready to put your analytical skills to work? Take an in-depth look at our Budgeting and Forecasting concentration.

Associate in Business with a Heatlhcare Business Concentration

The U.S. healthcare system requires a complex mix of organizations and tasks to keep things running smoothly – and that includes more than just patient-facing services. The business functions of healthcare are a key component in tying all the loose ends together, from billing and coding to logistics and management.

Our Healthcare Business concentration in our Associate in Business program can be a great first step if you’re looking towards a future in this trending field. Designed to help you enhance your business knowledge by reviewing essential concepts related to healthcare services, the curriculum provides coursework in medical terminology and health services management while also covering key business concepts from communication skills to data analysis.

  • Program Type: Associate degree
  • Minimum Credit Hours: 61
  • Length: 19 Courses
  • Time to Complete: Graduate in as little as 16 months1 – or faster with qualifying transfer credits.
  • Availability: Online or hybrid
  • What You’ll Learn: Coursework covers topics such as basic medical terminology, characteristics of U.S. healthcare systems, key trends related to the delivery of healthcare services, principles of management and introduction to business.

Interested in the business side of healthcare? Take a detailed look at our Healthcare Business concentration.

Business Program Highlights

Here are a few additional highlights you may benefit from if you enroll in our Associate in Business degree program – whether you choose a Budgeting and Forecasting or a Healthcare Business track:

  • Business Core Foundation – This program introduces you to key disciplines that support business careers and cover concepts related to general business principles, including accounting, marketing, management and the analytic skills that inform business decision-making.

  • Every Credit Counts – Apply qualifying credits from your associate degree program4 toward a bachelor’s degree program in Technical Management at DeVry, saving you time and money as you continue to pursue your goals.

  • Microsoft Office Productivity Tools – As part of your program, you will use the latest version of the Microsoft Office suite to communicate business information, analyze data and report findings.

Ready to Pursue Your Goals?

Going back to school is an exciting first step towards achieving your personal and professional goals. At DeVry, we’ll be here to support you every step of the way with a suite of tools and resources from personalized financial aid guidance to one-on-one tutoring and career services.

Are you ready to take your education to the next level? Enrollment is now open for all of our 45+ programs and 85+ specializations. Contact us to get started.


1Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment. Additional program information may be found on our Degree Programs page.
2The Tech Essentials Grant will be awarded upon completion of the IT Essentials Certificate program. The grant will be applied to your student account. If a credit is generated, funds may be sent to you unless you have borrowed loans as funding would then be returned to your lender. Some restrictions apply. View our Scholarshpis and Grants page for more information.
3The Portable IoT Kit is a required expense and is not complimentary.
4For the Associate in Business, budgeting and forecasting specialization, every course counts towards the Bachelor of Science in Technical Management-General Option, BSTM-accounting specialization, or the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting specialization. The ABUS-Healthcare Business track is not embedded in the bachelor’s degree in technical management with health information management specialty. Students may pursue other technical management specializations, such as health services management. For the associate in Business, healthcare business specialization, every course counts towards the Bachelor of Science in Technical Management-General Option.

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