B.S. Information Technology Degree ProgramProgram OverviewProgram DetailsWhy Choose Franklin
Support business operations with technical know-how
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Challenge with reward. That’s how information technology (IT) professionals describe their careers. From infrastructure to applications to security, IT is the technical cornerstone for business operations support. It’s also is one of the fastest-growing fields, with an anticipated growth rate of 24% through 2025.1
That’s why we built our Information Technology degree completion major to suit a broad range of career paths. Thanks to Franklin’s start-to-finish IT Degree Program, graduates find employment in nearly every type of industry, from government to enterprise, to nonprofit to corporate, to business to healthcare.
Learn from working professionals through a best-in-class curriculum
Franklin’s Information Technology curriculum equips you with the mission-critical skills employers are looking for in the areas of network and systems administration, infrastructure management, information security, database administration, and IT project management.
Our faculty employs industry standards such as Project Management Institute’s PMBOK Guide and (ISC)2’s CISSP certification in their teaching, and our program is consistently evaluated by industry experts like Sean Amon, Associate Vice President for Network Engineering at Nationwide Insurance.
Become an IT champion with expert knowledge
Our online information technology degree curriculum will add depth to your existing IT knowledge and experience. You’ll learn how to administer Windows Server, Linux, Oracle 10g, Firewalls, Cisco switches and routers, IP addressing, WAN, and Wireless LAN. You’ll be introduced to programming languages like Perl, Shell, and PowerShell. You’ll also be prepared to build, connect, and manage the systems and devices of major computing platforms.
And, just as important, Franklin will equip you to effectively communicate your work to business leadership, stakeholders, end users and others, preparing you to be an IT champion for everything from daily operational activities to new technologies.
Transfer previously earned credits in related IT courses
Franklin accepts many industry certifications in lieu of select coursework for transfer credit, including Network+ and CCNA for networking, PMI for project management, CISSP and Security+ for security, RHCA/RHCE for Linux, and MSCA/MCSE for Windows.
You may also be eligible to transfer previously earned credits in courses related to databases, computer graphics, operating systems, networks, web design and implementation, multimedia technologies, programming, and other approved IT-related areas.
Or, if you don’t have previously earned credits or specialized certifications, credits earned in a Franklin associate degree program apply directly to this Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Technology program.
Earn your IT degree from a university built for busy adults
Earn your degree on your terms by taking classes 100% online or pursue available coursework at one of our Midwest locations. Regionally accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Our seamless transfer process and team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules help to balance your education with work, family, and life. Get started on your future today.
1Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)
Gain The Skills Employers Desire
Help Desk Technical Specialist
Help Desk Technical Specialists provide technical support by troubleshooting software, hardware and system problems, answering end-user questions, and resolving problems.View Salary Trends
IT Support Generalist
IT Support Generalists provide frontline technical assistance by assisting end users in resolving desktop, printer, network, email, and operating systems issues.View Salary Trends
Network Administrators provide hardware and software technical leadership to ensure that networks function at optimal levels.View Salary Trends
Systems Administrators plan for and oversee the installation, support, and maintenance of computer systems to ensure uptime, outage response, and issues resolution.View Salary Trends
Web Security Administrator
Web Security Administrators oversee computer system protection plans and protocols, implementing policies and programs to ensure the integrity and security of systems and data.View Salary Trends
Database Administrators configure, store, and monitor information to ensure data security and accessibility.View Salary Trends
IT Project Manager
IT Project Managers lead and manage a wide range of technology projects, including system installation and upgrades, security initiatives, and application development.View Salary Trends
In 2015 there were 112,245 job openings related to Information Technology. The previous year, 18,050 students completed degree programs in Information Technology.
|Occupations||Job Openings (2015)||Expected Growth
|Computer Systems Analysts||22,335||25.51%|
|Software Developers, Applications||30,127||25.12%|
|Software Developers, Systems Software||14,401||19.96%|
|Computer Network Architects||4,239||15.34|
|Information Security Analysts||3,132||22.97%|
Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) - June 2016
Our Recipe For Your Success
Academic & Industry Experts
Classes are taught and designed by credentialed professionals with real-world experience.
- Programs are designed by combining the insight of industry leaders with the academic expertise of our faculty, ensuring what you learn translates into on-the-job success.
- Academic concepts and theories are brought to life through our teaching faculty’s professional expertise, and can be immediately applied in your career.
- Faculty with industry experience teach our courses, not graduate students or life-time academics, so you learn not only the theories behind the practice but also how to apply them in real-world situations.
Relevant & Consistent Curriculum
What you learn is a reflection of the program you choose, not the format in which it’s applied.
- All programs are designed for learning outcomes to flow from the program level into actual coursework.
- This top-down approach allows credentialed professionals to customize assignments based on trending industry topics without deviating from a program’s core outcomes.
- Regardless of your professor or the format of your class, you receive the same quality education.
Hands-On Learning Experience
Franklin's coursework teaches not only theories and concepts, but also how they apply to practical situations.
- Professional course designers ensure that class activities such as learning simulations, case studies, interactive videos, and group exercises are relevant and appropriate.
- A curriculum development team is dedicated to making sure all courses are intuitively designed so content is taught in a logical manner that facilitates your success in the classroom and beyond.
Continuously Evolving Programs
Consistent program reviews ensure our programs stay at the forefront of industry trends.
- Survey results and feedback from student and faculty assessments are reviewed regularly so that our programs are always improving and up-to-date.
- A structured review process helps identify industry gaps that guide curriculum enhancements allowing our academic and industry experts to regularly implement new industry trends.
- Regular assessment provides hard data that is used to improve student learning and teaching methods.
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