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Earn Your Bachelor of Science in Information Technology



The Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Program at Tulane SoPA is accredited by ABET, ensuring that the program meets the standards necessary to prepare graduates for critical technical fields.

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Whether you’re already working in the technology sector or looking for a career change, you can take the first step with a bachelor’s in Information Technology from the School of Professional Advancement. With driven, collaborative classmates and experienced faculty, you’ll gain practical industry knowledge in relevant information technology fields such as cybersecurity, data and systems analysis, web and application development, and cloud engineering. Cater your degree to your interests by choosing one of our four major concentrations: Integrated Application Development, Product and Program Support, Enterprise Systems and Cloud, and Cybersecurity.

We place a special emphasis on teaching students how to collaborate, think critically, communicate effectively, and develop IT solutions. Core coursework areas include systems analysis, information technology infrastructure, networks, cybersecurity, application development, and more.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS COURSE LABS FACULTY SOUTH BALANCE WOMEN IN TECH MENTORSHIP ASIS PARTNERSHIP AWS PARTNERSHIP CompTIA PARTNERSHIP ServiceNow PARTNERSHIP CYBER COMPETITION TEAM EC-COUNCIL ACADEMIA PARTNERSHIP

 

Information Technology Undergraduate Concentrations

The Information Technology department at the School of Professional Advancement offers four degree concentrations in Information Technology - Integrated Application Development, Product and Program Support, Enterprise Systems and Cloud, and Cybersecurity. All students in the Information Technology major are required to take 45 credit hours of Information Technology courses. The required 45 credit hours include seven core IT courses (21 hours). Students are required to take 8 elective technology courses (24 hours) or take eight technology courses specific to their concentration focus. The eight concentration courses (24 hours) include a summative capstone course.

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Program Highlights

  • CompTIA Partnership to offer students the opportunity to take discounted professional certification exams after completing related courses including: Security+, Server+, Cloud+, Network+, and Project+
  • AWS Academy Partnership to align our Cloud & Virtualization courses with an industry leading technology
  • 300 plus virtual lab experiences in program courses for significant hand-on technical exposure
  • Program curriculum structured to be 100% conformant to ACM recommended Information Technology degree curriculum
  • Women in technology mentorship opportunities
  • Online courses available – largely asynchronous – complete your degree around your availability
  • Courses taught by Industry Executives for fresh, current insight on academic concepts
  • Highly competitive cost per credit
  • Highly flexible and reasonable admission
  • Cyber Competition Team consisting of, and led by students with guidance from a faculty Subject Matter Expert

 

Program Mission and Learning Objectives

The mission of the Information Technology Program at Tulane’s School of Professional Advancement is to prepare students who are professionally competent and able to make valuable contributions to an organization in the application of knowledge and skills in information technology to help in achieving organization goals. This mission is accomplished by providing students with a challenging academic program of study, presented by a faculty of experienced information technology professionals and industry thought leaders. The program emphasizes the development of the student’s critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and communications skills while developing a depth and breadth of knowledge in the field of study of information technology. The program also fosters a sense of professional ethics and development of professional practices and provides a foundation for lifelong learning in a continually changing profession. Our IT program YouTube playlist offers the latest admissions information and covers relevant industry topics to help you take the first step to break into the field.

Program Learning ObjectivesEnrollment and Graduation Data

 

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Develop Your Career On Your Time

For added flexibility, this degree program includes core course offerings available online and on campus, including evening and weekend class options. You can complete the program entirely on campus, or combine both online and in-person learning to best suit your schedule. Pursue your education without putting the rest of your life on hold.

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Develop Job-ready Skills for Rewarding Careers

Whether you’re already working in the technology sector or looking for a career change, you can take the first step with a bachelor’s inInformation Technology from SoPA.

Graduates of our program are prepared to work as:

  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Application Developer
  • System Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Systems and Business Analyst
  • Project Manager/scrum master
  • Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
  • DevOps Manager

Not only can our program equip students for related positions, but we also help prepare students to pursue post-graduate degrees. Because of the consistent growth and advancement of this particular field, the opportunities for students are plentiful.

Connect With Industry Experts

Our faculty is comprised of information technology professionals with backgrounds in government, academic, and corporate settings. These industry leaders bring real-world experience to the classroom and help students connect with present and future computer science experts through professional networks throughout New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

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Admission Requirements

To apply for the BS in Information Technology program, students must have earned a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma prior to the semester in which they would like to enroll. Students are not required to take standardized tests. Transfer students must be in good standing with the most recent prior college attended or have completed any dismissal terms set forth by the previous academic institution.

Degree Requirements

The School of Professional Advancement awards the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree following the successful completion of 120 credits, including 18 credits in the major and 24 credits in the chosen concentration of study.

BS Academic Progress Requirements

Undergraduate students are required to maintain the following minimum grade-point average throughout their enrollment dependant on the total number of credit hours completed:

  • 1-30 cumulative attempted credit hours completed: 1.75 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 31-61 cumulative attempted credit hours completed: 1.85 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 62-93 cumulative attempted credit hours completed: 1.95 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 94-124 cumulative attempted credit hours completed: 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA

Students will be placed on academic probation upon failure to meet these requirements. The cumulative grade-point average of a student is calculated by dividing the number of quality points a student has earned by the total number of quality hours (including credits with failures). Only the grades of S, U, NR, W, and grades in courses affected by SoPA's Repeated Course policy are excluded from this calculation.

Eligibility for Transfer Credits

If you're interested in transferring to Tulane SoPA, our advisors can work with you to determine which courses will be accepted and help you navigate the process. We accept credits for transfer from all fully accredited institutions. In order to transfer course credit from another school, Tulane SoPA must offer a comparable course, and the student must have achieved a C- or higher. Courses transferred from other institutions are never figured into the grade point average. Your advisor can also help you in the case that your previous school operated on a quarter system instead of semesters. Tulane SoPA accepts a maximum of 60 hours of transfer credits for bachelor’s degrees.

Visit our Student Transfers page to learn more about this process.

Listing of Required Courses

In addition to the core competencies required for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree, there are seven core courses (21 hours) and eight technology courses (24 hours) specific to the five major concentrations. The eight concentration courses include a summative capstone course.

All Information Technology majors are required to take six major three credit core courses. Note that electives in each concentration may be fulfilled by choosing courses that are appropriately hashtagged (for example #AppDev for the Application Development concentration).

Major Course Requirements
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology may be found here.

Read our course descriptions for an in-depth look at our curriculum.

 

Planned Semester Course Offering Schedule

The Information Technology Programs Course Offering Planned Schedule is designed to assist faculty and students with planning their degree pursuit into the future.

While every effort will be made to adhere to this schedule, note that it is subject to change based on upon the resources and needs of the Department.

Tuition & Fees

Information about SoPA tuition and fees may be found here.

Some courses have lab fees of up to $150 per course to support the technology needed for high-quality virtual labs. These fees are always listed on the schedule of classes.

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