Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology Overview
Our BS in Information Systems Technology (BSIST) degree program is offered in partnership with Sabio. Sabio takes you out of the classroom with real-world software coding and full stack development skills that prepare you how to succeed in a career. Combined with the academic rigor of the Alliant bachelor’s degree program, graduates are ready to launch their career in IT, software development, and other technology fields early in the program.
Alliant offers two BSIST educational paths:
Our BS in Information Systems Technology (BSIST) develops skills that are in and coveted and prepares you to pursue career fields like information security, information systems, cybersecurity, data analytics, software development, and software testing. As part of your academic training, you’ll participate in an internship and practical training that develops your professional practice skills, opening doors to new career opportunities.
Our BSIST program give you the opportunity to sharpen your practical skills in our half-yearly Hack-a-thon Day team events, where you’ll be challenged to rapidly prototype, implement, and deploy innovative apps and programs. The products that you produce during this hack-a-thon can help build your portfolio and demonstrate your ability to work under pressure.
Unlike typical bachelor’s degree programs, the BSIST program prepares you with job-ready skills early in your first year, so you are prepared to enter the job market sooner.
Faculty and Admissions
Get the information you need to start your program, see the latest admission requirements and get to know our diverse faculty with the links below.
On-Line or On-Campus Courses
The BSIST program is offered as either an online program which allows your learning to be accessible no matter what your schedule requires, or as an on-campus evening program on our beautiful suburban campus in San Diego.
A Growing Field
Bachelor’s degrees are prevalent among STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) workers, with nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of STEM workers have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to just over one-third (34 percent) of other workers.1
As a BSIST student, you may take up to two graduate-level courses (six credits) in your senior year to satisfy your bachelor’s degree requirement and apply those credits to a master’s degree at the California School of Management and Leadership (CSML).2
Undergraduate Degree Information
Alliant offers certificates you can earn along with the course credits included in your Bachelor’s in Information Systems Technology programs. These certificates appear in our catalog and have been approved by Department of Education for financial aid. This program includes an Alliant certificate for:
Content in several of our academic program courses align with some of the knowledge requirements for the nationally recognized certifications listed below. In addition, you will be provided with some study materials, a timetable, and suggested self-study to help you prepare for the certification tests, and your instructors will encourage you take the externally administered tests and promote your success on your resume.
|Alliant Certificate||Alliant BSIST Course||Course Contents Aligned With Some Knowledge Requirements of Professional Certification:|
|Certificate in Computer Networking||IST30500 Telecommunication and Networks||CompTIA Cloud+|
|IST40000 Information Security||N/A|
|IST60950 Cloud Computing||CompTIA Cloud+|
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, 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 offers institutional scholarships. 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 aid through the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.
When does the BSIST degree program start?
This 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 degree program?
The BS in Information System Technology is a 120-credit program that takes approximately three years to complete. Students take courses in the summer may be able to complete the program in three years.
Degree Campus Locations
The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology program is offered both at our San Diego campus and online. Click below to explore the benefits of these options.
At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.
With a focus on hands-on practice, technological innovation, and a global outlook—CSML is where the world meets you in your classroom.
1 Noonan, Ryan. Office of the Chief Economist, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. (March 30, 2017). STEM Jobs: 2017 Update (ESA Issue Brief # 02-17). Retrieved from http://www.esa.gov/reports/stem-jobs-2017-update.
2 Students must meet all admissions requirements and be accepted and enrolled in a CSML master’s degree program to apply Fast Track credits.