Bachelor of Science

Be the most valuable resource in your company, armed with complete knowledge of technology, software, programming and business theory from your degree. IT is among the top-growing fields, and not slowing down anytime soon. So get your edge with extensive programming and problem-solving skills to become the best. And if that's not enough, you will be prepared to successfully complete up to 13 industry-recognized certifications upon graduation. 

The online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology couples a bachelor’s degree with industry-recognized certifications in information technology to provide graduates with an advantage when beginning their career in the IT field. When you graduate, you will be prepared to successfully complete up to 13 industry-recognized certifications from Microsoft to Comp TIA.

TU will prepare you with hands-on applications for administration, design and implementation of secure computer networks. Centering studies on best practice administration across Microsoft, Open Source and Cisco products will guide you in administering computer environments that are scalable, secure and available.

As a student in the program, you will implement these products with a security-based approach and build countermeasures for defending services. Hands-on application of classes will enable you to embrace the concepts studied in lecture format and apply those concepts in a laboratory setting. The program is designed for students who are pursuing employment in the technology field in careers such as: Systems Administration, Network Administration, Database Administration, Security Management and Director of IT.

Projected Industry Growth​

  • IT related jobs (especially those in security) are in the top-growing fields for the past five years.
  • “U.S. News” rates IT jobs as the 8th best job for growth in 2016.
  • “Computer World” suggests a 22% job growth in the IT field for the next three years. 

 

Core Curriculum of the School of Arts & Sciences 49 hours
Information Technology Major 21 hours

CIT361 Network Management and Administration
CIT362 Data Communications and Networking
ITS370 Server Administration
ITS375 Open Source Security 
ITS430 Enterprise Administration
ITS465 Wide Area Networking and Switching
ITS495 Capstone Project 

Total BA hours 121-123 hours

 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

Online - Offered in two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

There are no related concentrations available

Server Administration (ITS370) - This course prepares students to install, configure and administer Windows Server Active Directory. Students will be prepared for the Microsoft MCSA certification on Windows Active Directory. 

Open Source Security (ITS375) - This course prepares students to install, configure, secure and administer an Open Source Server. Students who take this course will be able to properly configure a Linux server for LDAP, Email, DHCP, DNS and VPN access. 

Enterprise Administration (ITS430) - This course will give a student extensive experience in Windows Server Management and Administration. Emphasized are Windows deployment services, network infrastructure servers, RRAS, RADIUS, NAT, IIS, terminal services, imaging, virtual machines, network load balancing, backup strategies and fault tolerance. This course will build a strong foundation in preparation the Microsoft MCSA certification. 

Wide Area Networking and Switching (ITS465) - This course prepares students for a portion of the CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification Examination. It prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, update and troubleshoot switched LANs and VLANs. Students will learn additional skills including classless IP addressing, configuring single area OSPF and EIGRP, switching concepts, configuring CISCO switches, configuration of VLANS, concepts and configuration of VTP, Access control lists, introduction to wireless LANs, advanced IP addressing techniques such as Network Address Translation (NAT), Port Address Translation (PAT), DHCP, and WAN technology and terminology, including PPP, ISDN, DDR, Frame Relay, network management and introduction to optical networking. In addition, the students will prepare for taking the CCNA Exam.

Capstone Project (ITS495) - This course is designed to encompass every aspect of the Information Technology degree. Students will design a final project that includes aspects from networking, security, program management, computer law, hardware, Windows OS, Linux/Unix OS and programming/scripting. 

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Disaster Recovery & Storage Administrator
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Information Technology Director
  • Linux Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • PC Repair Technician
  • Project Manager
  • Repair Technician
  • Security Administrator
  • Systems Administrator

The program is still new, but we have recently graduated two students who earned employment within weeks of graduation in the following positions:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Napoleon High School

Faculty

Michael Kidd, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Kidd Chair, Bachelor of Sciences - IT Program / Assistant Professor of Information Technology

Testimonials

  • "Tiffin is a small and very safe town. It is closely located to three international airports. People who live in this town are very friendly and open-minded to other cultures. As an international student, Tiffin University has been a good decision for me.”

    - Omar Alfehri, Saudi Arabia

  • "TU wasn’t just the place I went to get my degree. It was the place I grew up and I am forever thankful for my Dragon family. It’s always a great day to be a Dragon.”

    – Allison Marie Staunton, Class of 2016

  • "The aspects of Tiffin University that I really like include low tuition cost and the fact that there are generous scholarships available for international students. Tiffin’s quiet atmosphere makes it easy to concentrate on your studies, but the surrounding cities have plenty to explore including a vibrant entertainment scene.”

    - Xin Guo, China

  • "Tiffin University was my top choice when searching for colleges. I knew with nationally recognized Criminal Justice Programs, I would receive the best education for my future career goals. Because my undergraduate experience was so positive and rewarding, I have pursued my Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice at TU working as a graduate assistant for First-Year Programs. As a GA, I have been able to give back to an institution that has given so much to me and my fellow classmates. Go Dragons!”

    – Sean M. Durocher, Class of 2015

  • "Tiffin University is the college that has helped me grow into the person that I am today. While at Tiffin, I have made unforgettable memories and friends. I continued my education at The University of Toledo College of Law. Although I am moving on, I will never forget everything I have gained from my time at Tiffin University."

    – Jessica Paule, Class of 2015

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