An innovative degree for a dynamic technology career.

IT is at the heart of nearly every organization. Now, learn the unique skills you need to lead an IT team to success with Jefferson Online's B.S. in Information Technology. Designed to give you a competitive edge, our curriculum focuses on helping you meet the demands of the constantly changing tech workplace through coursework in networking, database management and more. Integrate your tech knowledge with management and leadership skills for a powerful degree that makes technology change achievable.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the B.S. in Information Technology will:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Demonstrate commitment to self-directed lifelong learning to promote personal and professional development.

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Degree Details


Next Start Date

2-3 Years

Program Length

120 Hours


8 Weeks

Course Length

Course Map

Continuing students can view the curriculum from 2020 and prior years here.

General Education Requirements (21 Credits)

  • Written Communication Elective
  • Written Communication Elective
  • Science Elective
  • Math Elective
  • COMX 220 Speaking to Lead in the Digital Age
  • PHLX 222 Applied Professional Ethics
  • Social Science Elective

Foundation Requirements (6 Credits)

  • CSSX 101 Learning Across Lifespan/li>
  • FINX 201 Accounting & Finance for Nonfinancial Leaders

Creativity & Leadership Core (15 Credits)

*9 credits must be completed in residence at Thomas Jefferson University.

The Creativity and Leadership Core empowers you to think creatively and lead in life, work and the community. Many of us believe that creativity is for people in the arts and that leadership is for people with certain job titles. The truth is creative thinking can be enhanced and tools and techniques in creativity can be learned. Similarly, leadership can be practiced at any level of an organization and in any setting, including your family and your community. Modern employers are seeking well-rounded workers who demonstrate creativity and leadership, serving as conduits of positive change.

  • CLCX 310 Creativity Foundations and Applications
  • CLCX 320 Creativity in the Digital Age
    Prerequisite: CLCX 310
  • CLCX 330 Project Management
  • CLCX 340 Leading Diverse Organizations
  • CLCX 350 Creative Leadership

Major Requirements (30 Credits**)

**12 credits must be completed in residence at TJU.

  • ITX 211 Intro to Information Systems
  • ITX 221 Hardware and Operating Systems
    Prerequisite: ITX 211
  • ITX 241 Software Development
    Prerequisite: ITX 211 & 221
  • ITX 320 Database Management
    Prerequisite: ITX 211, 221, & 241
  • ITX 321 Systems Analysis and Design
    Prerequisite: ITX 211, 221, & 241
  • ITX 322 Network Management
    Prerequisite: ITX 211, 221, & 241
  • ITX 323 Cloud Management
    Prerequisite: ITX 211, 221, & 241
  • ITX 324 Cybersecurity Management
    Prerequisite: ITX 211, 221, & 241
  • ITX 325 IT Process and Service Management
    Prerequisite: ITX 320, ITX 321, ITX 322, ITX 323, ITX 324

  • ITX 498 Information Technology Capstone
    Prerequisite: Creativity & Leadership Core, all IT major courses, COMX 220, PHLX 222

Electives (Up to 48 Credits)

You may transfer credits earned from successfully completed courses from previously attended, accredited colleges/universities. The transfer credits will be determined from transcripts. Your academic advisor will help you choose courses to complete your degree.

Potential Careers

Upon graduation from Jefferson, you’ll be prepared for many technical, operational, and management careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, professionals in management-level IT careers can expect to see significant career growth through the year 2024 and earn average salaries of more than $75,000 per year. Graduates are qualified for roles such as:

  • Information systems manager
  • Software applications specialist
  • IT project manager/IT project coordinator
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Network administrator
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst

Admissions Requirements

Jefferson Online has a rolling admissions policy that allows decisions to be made as soon as your file is complete.

  1. Submit a completed online application.
  2. Provide an official copy of a high school transcript with a posted graduation date or proof of successful completion of a GED program. Home-schooled students are also encouraged to apply for admission. Thomas Jefferson University accepts official transcripts electronically from previously attended institutions. Transcripts should be sent to or mailed to:

    Transcript Processing Center
    Thomas Jefferson University
    851 Trafalgar Court, Suite 420
    Maitland, FL 32751

  3. High school and GED accreditation must be recognized by a state, regional, or other accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  4. If you have earned credits after high school, you will need to submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. An official copy of a transcript is a transcript that is stamped with the school’s seal.

Once you’ve applied, your enrollment counselor will provide you with an Official Transcript Request form. You should fill this out and return it signed in ink to your Enrollment Counselor. We will work to request your transcripts from any prior institutions on your behalf. You can get a head start on the credit evaluation process by submitting unofficial transcripts of grades and credits for prior coursework to, with a statement indicating where you are in the application process.

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