Boost Your App Development and Cybersecurity Skills with an IT Degree
Learn coding, application development, cybersecurity defense and more to prepare you for some of today’s hottest jobs in Information Technology.
At Elmhurst University, you can complete your bachelor’s degree in IT online and get on the fast track to success in this high-powered industry.
Not only does our dynamic program teach you the technical skills that employers want now, it also builds up your ability to communicate, work in a team and manage other IT professionals. We aim to give you everything you need to be a nimble leader who can quickly assemble the right people for the job.
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What Does Our Online IT Degree Offer?
You will gain a strong foundation in the most relevant computer technologies, from web- and mobile-based programming to creating SQL Server databases to the infrastructure that supports modern environments. In the final capstone course, you will team up with a group of your classmates to either design and develop a fully functioning application or configure and secure the network infrastructure from cyberattacks.
Learn to Code
- Design and develop web-based applications in ASP.NET using C# and Visual Studio.
- Design and develop mobile-based application in Xamarin using XAML and C# to create cross-platform apps for iOS and Android.
Learn to Protect
- Learn the foundations of computer security by exploring the threats and risks to modern information systems.
- Learn how to defend against cyberattacks targeting critical network infrastructure through wireless, mobile, and cloud communication systems.
- Learn the fundamentals of data protection by exploring modern cryptographic algorithms and protocols including public and private key encryption, block ciphers, pseudorandom functions, and more.
Learn to Manage
- Understand and develop the soft skills needed to effectively lead a team of IT professionals.
A Flexible IT Degree Built Around You
IT classes meet in the evenings and are offered online, so it’s easy to fit them into your schedule. It’s also easy to access your courses and materials in the cloud.
Meanwhile, our adult degree completion programs also give you the support of a dedicated program director. Ask questions, connect in person—our faculty and staff members are here to help our program fit your learning style.
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Expert Faculty in Information Technology
Elmhurst faculty members are scholars and expert practitioners in the field. They bring years of experience in government, the military, the insurance industry and more. But most of all, they’re dedicated to getting to know you and helping you reach your goals.
Information Technology Careers
Elmhurst IT alumni are working at companies like Dyson, Walgreens and Chase Bank, doing everything from business intelligence and database development to website development. With a degree in IT from Elmhurst University, you too will be well prepared for a dynamic career in a high-growth field.
The IT program at Elmhurst set me on the right path. The classes are small, and the professors are always there to help you succeed. And I learned many essential skills that I am currently applying in my new career at Walgreens.
Arturas Sigajevas ’16, Technical Support, Walgreens