BSIT/Applied Technology Track- New Media/Internet Marketing
The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program is to prepare students to pursue career advancement in information technology by providing the technical knowledge, communication, critical thinking, and creative skills relevant to the modern workplace. The degree program is designed to help students develop a working knowledge of information technology (IT) concepts, tools, and methods as well as the leading-edge technologies needed to design information systems. In addition, students are taught to apply technical competencies to solve business problems. This degree program accommodates both the student whose immediate educational goals are satisfied by the completion of a bachelor’s degree and the student who is planning to pursue study in the information technology field beyond the baccalaureate level.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in the field, or for jobs in related fields, the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title. Although Kaplan University will assist students with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. The University does not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.
While the program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.
Kaplan University offers several options for personalizing a degree in IT by focusing electives on a particular career focus area. Career focus areas consist of a minimum of four courses and allow students to concentrate on their individual career interests.
Students enrolled in the applied technology track will study the foundational concepts, tools, and methods of IT through a curriculum designed to support the needs of a business. Students could develop a broad foundation in the fundamental areas of IT as well as an in-depth understanding in an area of interest by choosing from one of five career focus areas: information systems management, new media/Internet marketing, network administration, project management, or Web development. Students study core information technologies such as the Internet, networking, operating systems, project management, systems analysis and design, and Web design.