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BS Bachelor of Science in Information Technology General Information Technology specialization


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One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5836, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

General Education Requirements

As a Capella Bachelor’s student, you need 45 Quarter Credits to satisfy your general education requirements. You’ll need to choose a minimum of 6 quarter credits from each of the categories below. You’ll also select an additional 21 quarter credits of your choosing from any of the categories.


English Composition (6 quarter credits)
Research Writing (6 quarter credits)
Business and Technical Writing (6 quarter credits)
Public Speaking (3 quarter credits)†
Professional Communication and Development (3 quarter credits)
Intercultural Communication (6 quarter credits)†
Visual Design in Communications (3 quarter credits)
Leadership, Gender, and Communication (6 quarter credits)
Conflict Resolution (6 quarter credits)
Media and Culture (3 quarter credits)


Art History Survey (6 quarter credits)
Introduction to the Humanities (6 quarter credits)
Approaches to Studying Religions (3 quarter credits)
Global Multiculturalism and World Religions (6 quarter credits)
Introduction to Literature: Short Stories (3 quarter credits)
Women's Literature (3 quarter credits)
Introduction to Philosophy (6 quarter credits)
Ethics (6 quarter credits)
Human Nature and Ethics (3 quarter credits)
Introduction to Logic (6 quarter credits)
Ethics in Health Care (6 quarter credits)

Natural Science and Mathematics

Human Biology (6 quarter credits)
Biology and Society (3 quarter credits)
Environmental Health (6 quarter credits)
Chemistry for Changing Times (6 quarter credits)
Chemistry and the Environment (3 quarter credits)
Introduction to Astronomy (6 quarter credits)
College Algebra (6 quarter credits)
Pre-Calculus (6 quarter credits)
MAT2001 3
Statistical Reasoning (6 quarter credits)
MAT2050 4
Statistical Literacy (3 quarter credits)
MAT2051 5*
Discrete Mathematics (6 quarter credits)

Social Science

Microeconomics (6 quarter credits)
Macroeconomics (6 quarter credits)
Immigrants in the American City (3 quarter credits
History of Health Care in America (3 quarter credits)
Critical Aspects of American History (3 quarter credits)
Introduction to Psychology (6 quarter credits)
Educational Psychology (3 quarter credits)
Child Development (3 quarter credits)
Introduction to Human Sexuality (3 quarter credits)
The Politics of American Government (6 quarter credits)
Globalization (6 quarter credits)
Introduction to Human Society (6 quarter credits)
Cultural Diversity (6 quarter credits)
Social Deviance (6 quarter credits)

Sophia Pathways: An Accelerated, Flexible, Low-Cost Option for Fulfilling Your Bachelor’s General Education Requirements

Save money and take your bachelor’s general education required courses faster through Sophia Pathways: Capella’s self-paced learning partner. Just like at Capella, Sophia courses are offered online — only you can take them whenever you like, at your own pace, for a fraction of the cost.

Learn more about Sophia Pathways.

Required courses:

College Algebra (6 quarter credits)
Discrete Mathematics* (6 quarter credits)

Core Courses

54 course quarter credits.

Communication Strategies for the Information Technology Professional (6 quarter credits)
Introduction to Database Systems (3 quarter credits)
Introduction to Programming (3 quarter credits)
Introduction to Network Technology (3 quarter credits)
Introduction to Information Technology Project Management (3 quarter credits)
Ethics for the Information Technology Professional (3 quarter credits)
Web Systems and Technologies (6 quarter credits)
Business Goals for the Information Technology Professional (3 quarter credits)
Human-Computer Interaction* (6 quarter credits)
Hardware and Operating Systems* (3 quarter credits)
Systems Administration* (3 quarter credits)
Software Architecture* (3 quarter credits)
Intermediate Programming* (3 quarter credits)
Network Architecture* (3 quarter credits)
Information Security Concepts for the Information Technology Professional* (3 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses

Choose 30 quarter credits of upper-division Information Technology courses.

Elective Courses

Choose 45 quarter credits of additional undergraduate courses. Learners with limited information technology knowledge may need to take IT1000 as part of their elective courses.

Capstone Course

Taken during learner's final quarter.

Information Technology Capstone Project (6 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

Arkansas residents must complete Arkansas general education requirements.

FlexPath Self-Paced Learning Option

If you’re highly motivated, looking to save time and money, and crave the freedom and flexibility of setting your own pace, you may want to consider FlexPath. Rather than face weekly deadlines, you’ll work at your own pace to complete a series of assessments for each course.

There’s no limit to the number of courses you can complete per quarter — you’ll still pay the same flat tuition rate.

Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning

The FlexPath format is not accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

What Can I Expect?

Most students take 1 to 2 courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

Learn more about online learning at Capella.


Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 135 credits into this specialization.

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Take an Individual Course

Whether you're completing continuing education credits, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking first with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure the credits you earn now can be applied to a degree program later.

Learn more about individual courses


If you have elective courses in your specialization, you may be able to use them to fulfill both your degree and concentration requirements at the same time. However, completing a concentration may extend your total credits beyond the requirements of your degree. Concentrations available for this specialization include:

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Project Management

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5836, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.


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Tuition: Per Credit

Participate in discussions with faculty and your classmates at different times throughout the week. You will not attend class at a specific time, but you will complete assignments and other course activities every week.

FlexPath FORMAT*

Tuition: Flat Rate Per Quarter

If you are highly self-motivated, develop the same skills as our standard courses with FlexPath. Rather than weekly deadlines, you will complete your work anytime during the course.
*Requires additional admission requirements.


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By enrolling at Capella University now, you can save $8,000 on your tuition. Capella-sponsored grants are not based on financial need and do not require repayment. Instead, these special grants are available to everyone who enrolls now in this qualified program and meets other eligibilty requirements. Find out if you qualify.

Do you plan to enroll by December 8, 2014?

Reduce the time and cost of your degree by maximizing your transfer credits. To be accepted for transfer credit, previous coursework must follow Capella University's transfer credit policy as well as all program-specific transfer requirements.

Why does my transfer credits savings change?

To learn more about transfer credits, contact an enrollment counselor.

How many credits will you transfer?

Average 90 quarter credits. For questions about additional transfer credit opportunities, please contact an enrollment counselor.

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees — even if they do not have a formal program.

To learn more, contact your HR department or manager to see if you are eligible.

What is your tuition reimbursement?


Capella is proud to partner with more than 500 organizations, colleges, and universities. Capella offers reduced tuition to all of our alliance partners.

To learn more, contact your HR Department or a Capella enrollment counselor.

What is your employer discount?

Capella University is committed to supporting our community of servicemen, veterans and their spouses as they progress toward their education goals. We are proud to offer up to a military discount.

Are you a service member, spouse of a service member, or veteran of the U.S. military?

There are numerous other ways to reduce your tuition and graduate more quickly. You may be able to save time and money by transferring credits or earning credit for your prior learning (PLA). Additional sources of funding might include third-party scholarships, federal grants, or gifts.

To find out if you are eligible for transfer credits, PLA, or federal grants, please contact an enrollment counselor.

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*This tool can help estimate available discounts to offset your educational expenses. This is not a guarantee of the exact figure you will pay; additional costs such as textbooks, and other fees are not included. Individual time to complete and total program cost vary and are subject to individual progress and number of courses taken per quarter. To determine your exact tuition, please contact an enrollment counselor. Structured format courses will be awarded quarter credits, FlexPath format courses will be awarded program points based on successful completion of the assessments.

Sample Course Sequence

The following course plan is a representation only; your transcripts will be evaluated for the maximum transfer credits allowed when you apply to Capella. After enrolling at Capella, you and your academic advisor will design your personalized academic plan. Courses and course requirements are subject to change. Not all courses are available every quarter.

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Based on the number of transfer credits you entered above, a corresponding number of elective courses have been removed from this example course sequence plan. Actual transfer credits and required courses may vary and are determined following an official transcript evaluation. Individual time to complete and total program cost vary and are subject to individual progress, number of transfer credits, and number of courses taken per quarter.
Transfer credits entered above have been first applied to meet elective requirements followed by general education requirements. Courses have been removed accordingly in the above example. Actual transfer credit and required courses may vary and are determined following an official transcript evaluation. Individual time to complete and total program cost vary and are subject to individual progress, number of transfer credits, and number of courses taken per quarter.