Total program credits needed for graduation: 180
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.
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|
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|MAT1050||College Algebra||6 quarter credits|
|MAT2051*||Discrete Mathematics||6 quarter credits|
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|
|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|
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|
Choose 51 quarter credits of additional undergraduate 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.
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.
The FlexPath format is not accredited by the Computing Accreditation
Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
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
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.
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.
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: