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Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Networking

Build Your Future With a Computer Networking Degree Program

Ground yourself in technology like the Internet of Things (IoT) with a Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking Degree Program from DeVry University. Today's businesses are powered by innovation and technology, and this bachelor’s degree program can help give you in-depth learning and experience. You can also choose a specialization to further focus your path. Our Tech Core curriculum encourages you to build interdisciplinary skills for a solid foundation in technology that can help you in your career.

Get To Know Our IT and Networking Degree

Our Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking program will show you how companies store, move and secure data. Throughout the learning process, you can build a greater understanding of how to set up systems that facilitate the quick and secure transfer of information. You'll also explore ways to provide support to employees by developing your communication skills.

If you are undecided in your computer networking degree path, our experienced professors will work with you to engage with a variety of specializations to narrow your sights. Find your focus while exploring key areas such as:

  • Converged Networks

    Network convergence is the practice of providing several services, such as telephone, video and data communication, all under a single network. You'll explore ways to make these networks more efficient and find out how to utilize them.

  • Wireless and Mobile Technologies

    Explore technologies such as 5G, Wi-Fi and more. Learn how these technologies can be made safer to use and find out ways to increase access to services from remote locations.

  • Infrastructure Security

    This topic explores the security hardware and software that is used to protect the critical infrastructure of a company. It also includes defensive measures that can be employed to protect large scale infrastructure such as dams, railroads and power grids.

  • Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)

    A system used to link together technologies that can be used for voice and video calls. These systems may be vital for large companies and are often the main element of most conferencing equipment.

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Program Specializations

Information Technology and Networking Specializations

Align your bachelor's degree program to your goals by choosing from three specializations. You can pick one right away or wait until you're more familiar with the space:1

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Why DeVry?

Why Choose Information Technology and Networking at DeVry?

Work With IoT Technologies & Systems

Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

Several of our tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:


CompTIA A+
CompTIA Linux+
CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Cloud+

Other certifications may also be eligible for reimbursement. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program.2 It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

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Information Technology and Networking Program
Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

The Information Technology and Networking degree program covers the following through our tech-powered learning approach:

  • Digital Literacy
    Learn to apply appropriate technologies in order to solve digital issues and problems within databases.
  • Apply Knowledge of Math and Science Principles Through Programming
    Apply knowledge of math and science principles through programming to solve well-defined technology problems. C++.Net is the primary programming language used.
  • Design Solutions for Technology-Driven Problems
    Develop problem-solving skills to develop business solutions based upon networking, computing and electronic devices.
  • Data Analysis
    Learn to draw conclusions by finding patterns and relationships in numerical data with tools used for statistical analysis. Find out how data analysis can be used to make more efficient databases.
  • System, Component and Process Design
    Design systems, components or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems.
  • AI and Data Foundations
    Learn how to use AI to gather and analyze data to solve problems and support decision-making.
  • Complex Problem-Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Communicate Methods and Findings
    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments
    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • Experimenting, Measuring and Analyzing Results from Tests
    Conduct standard tests and measurements; conduct, analyze and interpret experiments; and apply experimental results to improve processes.
Embedded Programs

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Earn two additional credentials with our unique 3-in-1 design. All courses in our Networking Essentials certificate program and Information Technology and Networking associate degree are embedded within this program.3 So you can earn a certificate and an associate degree on the way to your Information Technology and Networking bachelor's degree.^

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^These figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements. 


Career Opportunities in Information Technology and Networking

Graduates with our Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking may consider careers in the following areas:
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

    Install, configure, and maintain an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), data communications network, operating systems, and physical and virtual servers.

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in fields such as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

  • Computer Systems Analyst

    Work alongside engineers and developers to help build efficient computer elements into devices.

  • Computer System Architects

    Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning, including analysis of capacity needs for network infrastructures.

  • Information Security Analyst

    Monitor an organization's networks for security breaches and investigate when one occurs. Use and maintain hardware and software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect sensitive information and check for vulnerabilities in computer and network systems.


Industry Aligned Curriculum

Elements of the curriculum are aligned to industry certifications to help you validate your knowledge and skills as you prepare to pursue such certification exams as:

  • CompTIA A+

    A certification that shows your ability to perform basic IT tasks. Areas covered include networking, hardware, troubleshooting, operating systems and network tests.

  • CompTIA Linux+

    Having a Linux+ certification shows that you are capable of utilizing the Linux operating system. It mostly touches on how this operating system interacts with devices.

  • CompTIA Network+

    A certification designed to demonstrate your knowledge of emerging technologies such as cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT).

  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials+

    A certification that validates your fundamental knowledge of cloud-based systems and ability to assess the implication of cloud services on business operations.

Program Courses

Information Technology and Networking Courses

General Education Courses
Communication Skills
Advanced Composition
Technical Writing

+ Choose one below:

Public Speaking
Intercultural Communication
Technology, Society and Culture

+ Choose one below:

Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Social Sciences
Principles of Economics
Culture and Society

+ Choose one below:

Environmental Sociology
Cultural Diversity in the Professions
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Algebra for College Students
Discrete Math in Information Technology
Everyday Physics
Data-Driven Decision-Making
Personal and Professional Development
Career Development
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
Tech Core Courses
Tech Core
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
Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
Program Courses
Information Systems and Programming
Programming Objects
Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
Applied AI for Cybersecurity
Network Systems Administration
Intermediate Information Technology and Networking I
Intermediate Information Technology and Networking II
Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications with Lab
Data Center Virtualization
Applied AI for Management and Technology
Career Preparation
Introduction to Technical Project Management
Preparation for the Profession
Project Management
Senior Project

FAQ: Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Networking

What are the prerequisites for the Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Networking program?

To enroll in a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and Networking program at DeVry, you need to have earned a high school diploma or a diploma equivalent such as a GED. Academic prerequisites may apply depending on the specific focus within this bachelor's degree program. Please see DeVry’s admissions page for more details.

What concentrations or specializations are available for the Bachelor’s Degree program in Information Technology and Networking?

This bachelor's degree program allows you to choose from three different specializations in information technology. The concentrations available include Mobile and Networked DevicesCyber Security and Cloud-Based Networking and Visualization. If you're undecided, your student support advisor and professors will work with you to determine which specialization is right for you.

How much does a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Networking cost at DeVry?

The cost of a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and Networking at DeVry differs from student to student. Financial aid, grants and scholarships are available to those students who apply and qualify. For more information, visit our tuition and financial aid page.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking from DeVry?

Graduates of our Bachelor's in Information Technology and Networking may consider careers such as:

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Cloud Computing Technologist
  • Computer Systems Architect
  • Information Security Analyst

How long and how many credits does it take to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Networking at DeVry?

A Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking can be completed in as little as 2 years and 8 months5 with an accelerated schedule or 4 years following a normal schedule6, and requires a minimum of 120 credit hours for graduation.

5Minimum completion time does not include breaks and assumes 3 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in 12-19 credit hours a semester per 12-month period.

6Normal completion time does not include breaks and assumes 2 semesters of enrollment in 12-19 credit hours per semester per 12-month period.

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2023 - 2024 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Program Overview

1Students can start the program in “Undecided” status. A specialization must be chosen before the completion of 60 credit hours.

As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Cybersecurity and Networking, Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s of Cybersecurity and Networking and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.

Future programmatic changes could impact the ability to earn additional credentials en route to an eligible degree program. Refer to the academic catalog for details.

Students who complete CARD415 instead of CARD405 apply CARD415 to fulfill this requirement.

Minimum completion time does not include breaks and assumes 3 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in 12-19 credit hours a semester per 12-month period.

Normal completion time does not include breaks and assumes 2 semesters of enrollment in 12-19 credit hours per semester per 12-month period.

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.