Bachelors in Information Technology and Information Systems Degree Overview
The BS in Information Systems Technology (BSIST) is a STEM program that develops skills that are in-demand in many IT and management employment areas, and prepares you for IT-associated positions in fields like cybersecurity, data analytics, and IoT (Internet of Things). Over the course of the program, you’ll participate in an internship and practical training that develops professional practice skills in a chosen specialty through a variety of work experiences.
Your bachelor’s degree will indicate that you are knowledgeable in the field, confirming and validating that you are indeed an SME (subject matter expert) in information systems technology. This, in turn, can open doors to new, more lucrative, opportunities in your career.
Through core courses, you'll learn the technical skill and business intelligence to succeed in the field. Over the course of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to sharpen your skills in our annual Hack Day team events, where you’ll be challenged to rapidly prototype, implement, and deploy innovative apps and programs. The products that you produce during the course of this hackathon can then be used to build your portfolio and illustrate your ability to work under pressure.
Faculty and Admissions
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Bachelor’s Degree Highlights
You can earn your BS in Information Systems Technology degree at our San Diego campus where you’ll collaborate with other students and, together, you’ll earn a focused and comprehensive education in this leading field.
Real World Experience
Students participate in an internship and practical training designed to develop professional practice skills. These can be independently conducted professional projects or an internship with in-depth, supervised practical learning experiences.
A Growing Field
Occupations that require a science, technology, engineering, or math background are on the rise, with employment growing faster than other sectors. Nearly three-quarters of STEM workers have a college degree, compared to just over one-third of other workers.
Undergraduate Degree Information
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of job can I expect to get with this degree?
A BSIST degree opens the doors to positions such as computer network architects and engineers, computer system analysts, computer support specialists, computer programmers, software engineers, information security analysts, cyber security specialists and others. However, graduates can find work in any industry and department that requires critical thinking and technical skills, including marketing, finance, human resources, accounting, strategy, business analytics, and operations.
What scholarship and financial aid options are available?
Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education, and Alliant International University offers institutional scholarships for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.
When does the BSIST degree program start?
This information systems program is offered as an eight-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those respective enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our eight-week term academic calendar here.
How long does it take to complete the BS in Information Systems Technology degree program?
The BS in Information System Technology is a 120-credit program that takes around four years to complete. Students who take summer courses can complete the program in fewer than four.
Degree Campus Locations
The Information Systems Technology Bachelors program is offered as an on-campus program. We also offer a master’s degree in Information Systems Technology at our University. Explore our locations below to become a student of this program.
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