Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Information Technology – Networking Fundamentals

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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. You'll also have opportunities to discover how 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 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 Specialization can be earned as a part of the Bachelor’s in Technical Management degree program.


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Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Business with Information Technology – Networking Fundamentals Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.

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What You'll Learn

This specialization in Information Technology – Networking Fundamentals covers the following through our tech-empowered learning approach:

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    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 icon

    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 icon

    Information and Cybersecurity Foundations

    Identify common security threats and vulnerabilities such as malware, phishing, spoofing and social engineering.
  • network fundamentals icon

    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.
  • computing skills icon

    Computing Skills

    Explore operating systems, basic coding techniques and ways to use software packages to analyze business problems.

Accreditation Matters

Bachelor's of Business Administration and the Bachelor's of Technical Management programs are accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates with an Information Technology-Networking Fundamentals degree 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.
  • Junior Systems Administrator
    Junior systems administrators work beneath a senior systems administrator to manage, maintain and troubleshoot systems used by a company.

  • Junior Network Security Analyst
    Junior 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-Specific Courses

All of:

CEIS101C Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
NETW260 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking I
NETW270 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking II
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

Core Degree Courses

Business Core

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BUSN319 Marketing
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management

Management and Technology

BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
MGMT404 Project Management

Senior Project

BUSN460 Senior Project

Electives4

Two of:

ACCT360 Managerial Accounting
BIAM110 Introduction to Business Analytics
BUSN379 Finance
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources

Five of:

BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
BUSN369 International Business
BUSN412 Business Policy
GSCM206 Managing Across the Supply Chain
MGMT410 Human Resource Management
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1125 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition

Humanities1

ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS1852 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2286 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Additional General Education Selection

SPCH275 Public Speaking

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 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 TechnologyDegree Specialization. Here is a sample of job titles in this field:

  • IT Project Manager
  • IT Security and Support Specialist
  • Junior Systems Administrator
  • Junior 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 specialization program, 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).


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*Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. This accreditation applies to the Bachelor's of Business Administration and the Bachelor's of Technical Management.
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.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.