Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Networking

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Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and Networking 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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Information Technology and Networking Specializations

Customize your bachelor's degree program based on your goals with one of three specializations. You can pick one right away or wait until you're more familiar with the space1:

Why DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program2. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

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.

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What You'll Learn

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

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    LANs and VLANs

    Study the fundamentals of LAN Design including VLAN routing, network scaling, and high availability protocols.
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    Communicate Methods and Findings

    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
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    Applications in an IDE Framework

    Learn to develop applications in an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) such as Visual Studio.
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    Complex Problem Solving

    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • data analysis icon

    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.
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    Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments

    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
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    IT Operation, Regulation and Trends

    Gain an understanding of operation, regulation and trends as related to information technology and networking.
  • digital literacy icon

    Digital Literacy

    Learn to apply appropriate technologies in order to solve digital issues and problems within databases.
  • os architecture and design icon

    OS Architecture and Design

    Gain an understanding of operating system architecture and design with topics including processes, threads, their states and synchronization. Learn about security from an Operating System (OS) perspective, introduction to distributed systems and architectures, and OS Virtualization.

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. So you can earn a certificate and an associate degree on the way to your Information Technology & Networking bachelor's degree3.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking may consider careers in the following areas:

  • Computer Network Support Specialist
    Sometimes called technical support specialists or tech support, computer network support specialists investigate and troubleshoot network issues. They help ensure that companies maintain efficiency by working to avoid technology issues and network shutdowns.
  • Computer Systems Analyst
    Computer systems analysts work alongside engineers and developers to help them build efficient computer elements into their devices.

Skill Focused 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+: A certification that confirms your capability to perform cloud computing tasks. It primarily covers your ability to set up, manage and troubleshoot cloud computing systems.

General Education Courses

Communication skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Humanities

LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture Social Sciences

One of:

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society

One of:

SOCS325 Environmental Sociology
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions

Mathematics & Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
MATH234 Discrete Math in Information Technology
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal & Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 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
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

Program-Specific Courses

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS150 Programming with Objects
CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Network Systems Administration

MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources
NETW260 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking I
NETW270 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking II
NETW310 Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications with Lab
NETW320 Converged Networks with Lab

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession
MGMT404 Project Management
TECH460 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 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 devices, cyber 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:

  • Computer Network Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Cloud Computing Technologist
  • Information Security Analyst

How long & 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 + 8months, or even faster with qualifying credits4, requires a minimum of 120 credit hours for graduation.


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1Students can start the program in “Undecided” status. A specialization must be chosen before the completion of 60 credit hours.
2As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Associate in Network Systems Administration, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
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At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
4Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.

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.