The BSIST program develops skills that are in-demand in many IT and management employment areas, preparing students for IT-associated positions in fields like cybersecurity, data analytics, and IoT (Internet of Things). Over the course of the program, students participate in an internship and practical training that develops professional practice skills in a chosen specialty through a variety of work experiences.
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A Flexible Degree
BSIST graduates may find work in any industry and department that requires critical thinking and technical skills, including IT, marketing, finance, human resources, accounting, strategy, business analytics, and operations.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the career outlook for graduates of the BSIST degree program?
Employment in BSIST-related occupations grew much faster than employment in non-STEM occupations over the last decade (24.4 percent versus 4.0 percent, respectively), and are projected to grow by 8.9 percent from 2014 to 2024, compared to 6.4 percent growth for other occupations. STEM workers command higher wages, earning 29 percent more than their counterparts as of 2015. US Department of Commerce, STEM Jobs: 2017 Update
What kind of job can I expect to get with this degree?
A BSIST degree opens the doors to positions in computer networking 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 to me?
Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of 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 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 BSIST degree program?
The BS in Information System Technology 120-credit program and takes a minimum of 4 years to complete, or 22 terms.
Degree Campus Locations
The Information Systems Technology Bachelors program is offered as an on-campus program. Explore our locations below.
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