Western Governors University

4001 East 700 South, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Program Details

The B.S. in Information Technology is designed for established IT professionals who need a bachelor’s degree and certifications to advance their careers. This challenging program incorporates multiple recognized industry certifications and provides you with a solid foundation of IT skills and knowledge, including databases, programming, web development, and systems administration.

Western Governors University is:

  • Challenging—The ideal student is a motivated self-starter who can commit at least 15 to 20 hours per week to their studies.
  • Accredited—Western Governors University is regionally accredited.
  • Affordable and Nonprofit—Tuition is less than half the cost of other reputable online universities. Your tuition goes toward your education, not to shareholders.
  • Competency Based—An innovative learning model, designed for adult learners like you, that measures learning, not time spent in class.
  • Respected—Your degree coursework is relevant and up-to-date because it’s designed and developed in collaboration with industry experts.
  • Flexible and Online—With no set class times, you can log in and learn anytime, anywhere.

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
      8
    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Term
    • In State Rate:
      $2,890.00
    • Out of State Rate:
      $2,890.00
    • Additional Fees :
      $1,160.00
    • Fees Overview :

      Resource Fee (per 6-month term): $145

    • Estimated Degree Cost - In State:
      $24,280.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
      $24,280.00
    • International Students Accepted:
      No
    • Accelerated Degree:
      Yes

    Requirements

    The program requires a total of 120 competency units (CUs), the equivalent to the traditional credit hour.

    To be admitted into this online IT degree, you must:

    • Possess a high school diploma or its equivalent.
    • Demonstrate IT experience through at least one of the following four methods:
      • Have earned an associate’s degree in IT or equivalent (A.S. or A.A.S. acceptable).
      • Have completed the following high-level IT coursework within the last five years:
        • Two or more upper-level Networking courses; OR
        • Two or more upper-level Object-Oriented Programming courses (Java, C#, etc.); OR
        • One or more upper-level Operating Systems course; OR
        • One or more upper-level Information Security and Assurance course.
      • Hold high-level IT certification in network, security, programming, data management, operating systems, or hardware management earned within the last five years.
      • Submit a resume showing three-plus years of IT work experience.

    You may also be required to take and pass the WGU Readiness Assessment — a short, multi-part online admissions test that helps determine the likelihood of success in a WGU program. Applicants who possess a bachelor's degree or one of the IT certifications that WGU recognizes for competency credit will have this requirement waived.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

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