Walsh College

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Walsh College IT Program Brochure (pdf)

The Walsh College Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) provides a unique undergraduate curriculum focused on enhancing your ability to employ information technology for strategic advantage through an integrated study of core technology concepts and skills. 

Students will develop a cohesive view of technology through hands-on skill development in the essential technology foundations of systems design, project management, networks, data, software, and cybersecurity. Students will develop a holistic framework of how to evaluate, integrate, and incorporate the ever-changing technology landscape into today’s competitive business environment.

Courses are taught by proven business leaders who are experienced practitioners in their fields to bring real world application of concepts into your classroom experience.

National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

Walsh College is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE/CD) which identifies Walsh as one of a small set of academic institutions in the country to achieve this status. Walsh College was one of the first academic institutions in Michigan to earn the previous designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and remains committed to maintaining its status as a leader in cybersecurity education. In addition to ensuring that its programs meet the CAE requirements, Walsh has also made sure that its programs align with two other external standards: Department of Defense 8570 and the Department of Homeland Security NICE Framework. 

BSIT Program Format

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Walsh College requires a minimum of 127 semester credit hours. This includes the transfer of up to 82 semester credit hours and a minimum of 45 semester credits hours (15 courses) taken while in residence at Walsh College.

The BSIT program requires completion of all courses in the professional core and program core. The courses are offered in a hybrid format, combining in-person classroom instruction with online learning. The on-ground courses will be taught in a 2+2 format, with two hours of weekly on-campus instruction and the equivalent of two hours of weekly online instruction.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

127 credits (includes up to 82 transfer credits)


Professional Core

ACC 201+

Principles of Accounting I

COM 210^

Principles of Business Communication*

COM 300*

Communication Essentials

COM 320**

Business Communication Methods

ECN 201+

Principles of Economics I

IT 201+

Introduction to Networking

IT 202+

Introduction to Databases

IT 203+

Introduction to Programming

IT 204+

Introduction to Security

MGT 201^

Principles of Management

QM 202^

Statistical Methods for Business


Program Core

IT 402

System Analysis & Design

IT 407

Project Management and ITIL Framework

IT 490


IT 499

Collaborative Business Systems (Capstone)


Focus Area 1: Networking

IT 406

Network Design & Implementation

IT 407

Server Virtualization & Performance Engineering


Focus Area 2: Data

IT 408

Database Design & Development (SQL)

IT 409

Data Analytics


Focus Area 3: Software Development

IT 410

Principles of Software Engineering

IT 412

Advanced Programming

IT 413

Web Design (Client and Server)


Focus Area 4: Cyber Security

IT 417

Fundamentals of Cyber Security

IT 419

Ethical Hacking Strategies and Tools

IT 422

Advanced Team-Based Attack/Defend Techniques


*COM 300 is required for all students that obtain a score of 1-3 on the Walsh College Communication Placement Exam. The Communication Placement Exam must be completed within the student’s first semester of enrollment at Walsh College.


**Students are required to take COM 320 within their first 9 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh College.


+ ACC 201, ACC 202, ECN 201, ECN 202, must be taken at the transfer institution prior to attendance or through concurrent enrollment.


The ^ courses are typically transferred from a community college or another accredited educational institution. Additional transfer equivalencies may be established, depending on the course taken and the transfer institution.


Students who have an active CISSP and/or SSCP certification will awarded equivalent credit for IT 417, IT 419 and IT 422.

Opportunities for Employment

According to the Department of Labor, jobs in Information Technology are in high demand and expect to remain so for the foreseeable future.  In fact, job growth in Information Technology is expected to increase at a rate of 53% over the next five years. Information Technology graduates work in a variety of industries as all businesses rely on the use of technology to achieve their business goals and objectives. The opportunities for employment are widespread as graduates choose to work as managers, analysts or technology specialists. The Walsh BSIT delivers the skills necessary for students to move forward in their careers whether it’s a promotion, a new job, or a total career change.

Salary Expectations

The career paths of students graduating with a BSIT degree vary considerably as do starting salaries.  Technology managers earn an average of $100,000. The salary of technology specialists start at an average of $70,000 to $90,000 depending on their specific expertise: Computer Analysts earn an average of $80,000; Network Administrators earn an average of $70,000; Database Administrators earn an average of $75,000; Programmers earn an average of $90,000; Project managers earn an average of $90,000; and Information Security Analysts start at an average of $90,000.