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Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Information Technology – Networking Fundamentals

Help Build a More Connected Future

Would you like to focus your business education on the ever-evolving technologies of the digital age? Build a foundation of network knowledge and computing skills when you earn your Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Information Technology – Networking Fundamentals. As technology innovations continue to drive many modern business operations, managers in a variety of fields can make an impact leveraging modern information technology.

Get to Know Our Information Technology Degree Specialization

Our Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Information Technology – Networking Fundamentals introduces you to digital foundations that support modern business and the consumer marketplace. From cloud computing and big data storage to mobile applications and computing networks, you can learn about technical solutions used to address organizational problems and business opportunities. You'll also have opportunities to acquire the knowledge you need to plan and manage IT infrastructure and identify ways to apply cyber security measures to protect systems from vulnerabilities.

After completing the Information Technology - Networking Fundamentals Degree Specialization, you can prepare to pursue industry-recognized certifications such as the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) certification. This is a certification that shows your commitment and competency to future hiring managers. As a student enrolled in our information technology specialization, you can also take advantage of our certification prep courses, which are a part of your program coursework.

The Information Technology - Networking Fundamentals Specialization can be earned as a part of the Bachelor’s in Technical Management degree program.

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Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

This Information Technology - Networking Fundamentals Specialization covers the following through our tech-powered learning approach:

  • Information Technology Administration & Management
    Understand business and management principles involved in IT infrastructure, information security, cyber-security, strategic planning and resource allocation.
  • Determining Compliance with Standards
    Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulation or standards.
  • Information and Cybersecurity Foundations
    Identify common security threats and vulnerabilities such as malware, phishing, spoofing and social engineering.
  • Computing Skills
    Explore operating systems, basic coding techniques and ways to use software packages to analyze business problems.
  • Network Fundamentals
    Gain working and certifiable knowledge of basic networks, routing and switching essentials, scaling networks, connecting and securing networks, and small network configuration, troubleshooting and management.

Accreditation and Recognition Matter

Being accredited means we’ve met rigorous quality standards and are committed to giving you the education you deserve. We're proud to be accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),

DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), The University’s Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation.

In addition, DeVry University’s Bachelor's Degree in Technical Management with a Specialization in Information Technology-Networking Fundamentals is accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Student Achievement

Career Opportunities in Information Technology – Networking Fundamentals

Graduates with an Information Technology - Networking Fundamentals Specialization may consider careers such as:
  • IT Project Manager

    IT project managers combine technical knowledge with organizational skills to help manage technology projects by ensuring they are carried out effectively and efficiently.

  • Entry-Level IT Security and Support Specialist


    IT security and support specialists at the entry level are responsible for helping employees understand and follow regulations. They may also assist with troubleshooting technology when issues occur.


  • Systems Administrator

    Systems administrators work within an IT team to manage, maintain and troubleshoot systems used by a company.

  • Network Security Analyst

    Network security analysts are among the first line of defense for any organization. They help senior analysts develop, build and deploy security systems. They also monitor for breaches and may perform systems tests that help them gauge the strength of the network's defenses.

Program Courses

Courses Details

Program-Specific Courses
All of:
Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
Introduction to Operating Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Digital Devices
Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Intermediate Information Technology and Networking I
Intermediate Information Technology and Networking II
Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
Core Degree Courses
Business Core1
Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
Introduction to Business and Technology
Computer Applications for Business (with lab)
Principles of Management

+ Choose one below:

Fundamentals of Accounting
Financial Accounting
Management and Technology

+ Choose one below:

Database Essentials for Business with Lab
Principles and Theory of Security Management

+ Choose one below:

Project Management
Project Management for the Profession
Senior Project
Senior Project

+ Choose two below:

Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Business Analytics
Leadership and Facilitating Change
Communication for a Diverse Workplace
Management of Technology Resources

+ Choose five below:

Budgeting and Forecasting
International Business
Business Policy
Managing Across the Supply Chain
Cross- Cultural Leadership
Human Resource Management
General Degree Courses
Communication Skills
Advanced Composition
Principles of Ethics
Technology, Society and Culture

+ Choose one below:

Social Sciences
Principles of Economics
Culture and Society
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Algebra for College Students
Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

+ Choose one below:

Quantitative Reasoning
Statistics of Decision-Making
Additional General Education Selection

+ Choose one below:

Public Speaking
Intercultural Communication
Personal and Professional Development
Career Development
Critical Thinking and problem solving

FAQs: Information Technology

What jobs can I pursue with an online information technology degree?

There are a variety of different jobs that you may be able to pursue after earning an information technology degree specialization. Here is a sample of job titles in this field:

  • IT Project Manager
  • IT Security and Support Specialist
  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Security Analyst

Note that some of these jobs may require additional experience or certifications. It's also worth noting that these jobs may have different titles at different workplaces, as job titles are not standardized across all industries.

Is an information technology degree worth it?

Information technology is an expansive field that is a part of nearly every industry. A degree in information technology can be worth the investment if you are interested in entering the IT field. Having a solid foundation in IT can be useful for daily life and can potentially give you the tools you'll need to understand new technologies as they emerge.

Should I get an information technology degree online?

If you're technologically inclined, or just fascinated with computers and want to know more, then it may be worth looking into an online IT degree. This degree can help prepare you to pursue technical certifications, build a foundation of technological understanding and may prepare you to look into applying for certain entry-level positions. DeVry's Bachelor's Degree with an Specialization in Information Technology – Networking Fundamentals may help you prepare for the business side of information technology and its applications within a professional setting.

What can I learn in an information technology degree program?

At DeVry, we offer a Bachelor’s in Technical Management with a Specialization in Information Technology – Networking Fundamentals. During your time in an information technology degree program specialization, you'll learn about basics like network fundamentals, management techniques and cyber security. You'll also develop the ability to work with all kinds of technology, including cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Academic Catalog
2023 - 2024 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Technical Management: Information Technology – Networking Fundamentals

*Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
1Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
2Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 as part of this requirement or the General Education Option. 
3Ohio residents enrolled as online students, and students enrolled at an Ohio location, must take an additional natural sciences course from those with prefixes BIOS, PHYS, or SCI as part of this requirement.
4Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take 55 semester-credit hours of general education coursework. Fifteen semester-credit hours of general education coursework may be applied to the Electives course area.
5Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course. 
6Students enrolled at a New Jersey location may take PHYS204 or SCI200 to fulfill this requirement.