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Minor: Network Technology: Cisco Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

School of Business and Technology


Total program credits needed for graduation: 180

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

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.

ENG1000 English Composition 6 quarter credits
ENG2000 Research Writing 6 quarter credits
ENG3300 Business and Technical Writing 6 quarter credits
COM1000 Public Speaking 3 quarter credits†
COM2000 Intercultural Communication 6 quarter credits†
COM2050 Visual Design in Communications 3 quarter credits
COM3200 Leadership, Gender, and Communication 6 quarter credits
COM3700 Conflict Resolution 6 quarter credits
COM4100 Media and Culture 6 quarter credits

ART2000 Art History Survey 6 quarter credits
HUM1000 Introduction to the Humanities 6 quarter credits
HUM1055 Approaches to Studying Religions 3 quarter credits
HUM3300 Perspectives on World Religions 6 quarter credits
LIT2001 Introduction to Literature: Short Stories 3 quarter credits
LIT2100 Women's Literature 3 quarter credits
PHI1000 Introduction to Philosophy 6 quarter credits
PHI20001 Ethics 6 quarter credits
PHI2051 Bioethics and Society 3 quarter credits
PHI2100 Introduction to Logic 6 quarter credits
PHI3200 Ethics in Health Care 6 quarter credits

BIO10001 Human Biology 6 quarter credits
BIO1050 Biology and Society 3 quarter credits
BIO2000 Environmental Health 6 quarter credits
CHM1000 Chemistry for Changing Times 6 quarter credits
CHM1050 Chemistry and the Environment 3 quarter credits
PHY1000 Introduction to Astronomy 6 quarter credits
MAT1050 College Algebra 6 quarter credits
MAT1051 Pre-Calculus 6 quarter credits
MAT20013 Statistical Reasoning 6 quarter credits
MAT20504 Statistical Literacy 3 quarter credits
MAT20515* Discrete Mathematics 6 quarter credits

ECO1050 Microeconomics 6 quarter credits
ECO1051 Macroeconomics 6 quarter credits
HIS1000 Immigrants in the American City 3 quarter credits
HIS3200 History of Health Care in America 3 quarter credits
HIS4100 Critical Aspects of American History 3 quarter credits
PSYC10001 Introduction to Psychology 6 quarter credits
POL1000 The Politics of American Government 6 quarter credits
POL2000 Globalization 6 quarter credits
SOC1000 Introduction to Human Society 6 quarter credits
SOC2000 Cultural Diversity 6 quarter credits
SOC3400 Social Deviance 6 quarter credits

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Sophia Pathways: An Accelerated, Flexible, Low-Cost Option for Fulfilling Your General Education Credits

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

MAT1050 College Algebra 6 quarter credits
MAT2051* Discrete Mathematics 6 quarter credits

Core Courses

54 course quarter credits

IT1006 Information Technology Concepts and Practices OR 6 quarter credits
IT3006 Communication Strategies for the Information Technology Professional 6 quarter credits
IT2230 Introduction to Database Systems 3 quarter credits
IT2249 Introduction to Programming with Java 6 quarter credits
IT2250 Introduction to Network Technology 3 quarter credits
IT3165 Ethics for the Information Technology Professional 3 quarter credits
IT3212 Introduction to Web Development 3 quarter credits
IT3215* Introduction to Javascript 3 quarter credits
IT3225 Business Goals for the Information Technology Professional 3 quarter credits
IT3301* User Experience and Interaction Design 3 quarter credits
IT3315 Hardware and Operating Systems 3 quarter credits
IT3318 Systems Administration 3 quarter credits
IT3345* Software Architecture 3 quarter credits
IT3349* Intermediate Java Programming 3 quarter credits
IT3355* Network Architecture 3 quarter credits
IT3358 Information Security Concepts for the Information Technology Professional 3 quarter credits
PM3000 Principles of Project Management 3 quarter credits

Minor Courses

42 quarter credits

IT4510* Network Infrastructures Administration 3 quarter credits
IT4155* Internetworking Architectures 2 3 quarter credits
IT4160* Internetwork Analysis and Design 3 quarter credits
IT4561 Linux Operating Systems 3 quarter credits
IT4165* Internetwork System Assurance and Security 3 quarter credits
IT4170* Wireless Networks 3 quarter credits
IT4571 Advanced Linux Operating Systems 3 quarter credits
IT4580* RFID Technologies 3 quarter credits

Elective Courses

Choose 51 quarter credits of additional undergraduate courses.

Capstone Courses

Taken during the learner's final quarter

IT4990 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.


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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 session — you’ll still pay the same flat tuition rate every 12 weeks.

Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning

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

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What Can I Expect?

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.

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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 additional credits for your own education, 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 with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure that the credits you earn now may be applicable to a Capella degree program.

Learn more about individual courses.

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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:

  • Accounting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Finance
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Project Management

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