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Degree Title

Bachelor of Arts

Fall 2024 Start Date:

August 26, 2024

Spring 2025 Start Date:

January 6, 2025


The Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology broadens options for students who pursue another undergraduate degree. Available as a second degree, the BA in Information Technology program prepares students with the competencies and business skills essential for a career in information technology. The industry-developed curriculum includes core courses in computer networking, operating systems website construction and management, with the opportunity to choose electives to deepen your knowledge in areas that include network security, mobile app development and Unix/Linux. Learn from the same top-ranked faculty and IT industry experts that teach on campus. The program is open to any student who is enrolled in another bachelor’s degree program or who already has a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and wants to sharpen their IT skills. 

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  • Why Apply?

    FIU Online's BA in Information Technology includes hands-on skill development, with a focus on becoming proficient in new, innovative technologies. You’ll build your technical abilities, be prepared for real-life situations, and be able to apply your knowledge of computers, programming, and all IT-related tasks to the professional world—from business to government to education to non-profit organizations. The Florida Board of Governors has recognized FIU as a top institution for training tech talent for its innovative approaches in educating the next generation of top computing specialists

    Career Opportunities

    Many of our information technology graduates have gone on to excel in positions that include systems administrators, applications support specialists, database administrators, computer programmers, computer analysts and computer support specialists. Businesses and organizations in every industry rely on computers and networks to create opportunities and solve challenges. With your FIU Online BA in Information Technology, you have expanded career options in a rapidly expanding job market. According to the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), the average median salary for computer and information systems analysts is $127,640 annually nationally, with a projected growth of 15%. 

  • Courses

    View a full list of program courses and requirements.

  • Requirements

    To ensure every student’s success, we have certain admissions requirements for each of our programs. To help you through the application process, our enrollment advisors are here to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way.

    FIU Admission Requirements

    Applications are accepted for Spring, Fall and Summer terms.


    Steps to Apply

    First Year Students

    Please submit the following:

    • Online application
    • $30 application fee.
    • Official SAT, ACT and/or CLT scores.
    • Official high school transcripts.

    Transfer Students

    Please submit the following:

    • Online application
    • $30 application fee.
    • Official college transcripts.
    • If you have less than 60 transferable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts and SAT, ACT and/or CLT scores in addition to any transcripts from postsecondary schools to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


    Returning Students

    Returning students must meet the current university and degree-specific requirements to be admitted. FIU has policies for students who left FIU, please click here for more details.

       Please submit the following:

    • Online application
    • $30 application fee
    • Updated official transcripts

    International Students

    In addition to the above requirements, international applicants should submit:

    • Official English Language Proficiency exam scores (TOEFL or IELTS).
    • Official translations of any transcripts, if not in English.
    • If you have less than 60 transferrable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts with translation.

    Admission Documents

    To complete the online undergraduate programs admissions form, select your program from the application form. You may complete the online application and submit it, even before taking any entrance exams. All supporting admission documents may be sent to:

Florida International University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    P.O. Box 659003

    Miami, FL 33265-9003


    FIU also accepts transcripts electronically via:

    • Faster (All FL public institutions)

    • Naviance (Typically used by private high schools)

    • SMART/Joint Service Transcript – Military records

    *Meeting the university minimum requirements does not guarantee admission

  • Tuition

    We’re thrilled that you’re considering online education and want you to know exactly what to expect for tuition and fees. Education is an investment in your future. Use the following student tuition and fees calculator to determine your costs.

  • Top Faculty

    Deng Pan

    Deng Pan received his doctoral degree in computer science from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2007. His research interests are generally in high performance switch design and high-speed networking. His current research focuses on network function virtualization, data center networking, and energy efficient networking. He has published over fifty peer-reviewed papers in leading refereed journals and conferences, including the IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE INFOCOM, and IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium. He has served as local arrangement co-chair or technical program committee member in many international conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, and ICPP.

    Richard Whittaker

    Richard Whittaker’s interests are both computer science and economics and he holds doctoral degrees in both fields. His research specializes in the dynamics of complex systems to analyze global financial arbitrage. He has been involved in the development and deployment of algorithmic trading systems and has specialized in Global structural components, with a focus on manufacturing processes. He has over 20 years of hands-on experience in the metal fabrication trade. His research and educational interests include technology integration, algorithmic trading, financial economics and international economics as they pertain to the global commodity markets.

    Sergio Pisano

    Sergio Pisano is an engineer with a passion for teaching and technology. He received his Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering at Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela, Master of Science in Telecommunications and Networking at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, and Doctor of Education at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He has worked in a variety of information technology positions and has been teaching since 2011. His interests include students’ engagement, game-based learning, and novel teaching methodologies.

    Pat McDermott-Wells

    Pat McDermott-Wells has over 35 years as a professional software developer and system software specialist, from mainframes to PCs. She “shares her passion for technology to help launch the next generation of experts.” In 1977, she received her B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Miami and then continued at UM and completing her M.S. in Management Science/Operations Research in 1979. McDermott-Wells completed her doctoral degree in 2015 in Computer Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. She is the recipient of numerous recognitions and awards. Her research and educational interests are in software/technology for blind students to do math and alternative input technologies.

39 Credits Required

235.57 Per Credit Hour (In-State) + Fees

648.87 Per Credit Hour (Out-of-State) + Fees

* Total tuition and fees are subject to change.


  • Fully Online Degree
  • Offered as second degree
  • Program start date: Fall, Spring, Summer
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