Walsh

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)

Don't just be on the cutting edge of technology, be the edge. To excel in this ever-changing workforce, you need a degree that goes beyond theory and provides real-world training for what's happening now, and prepares you for what's next. That is what a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) from Walsh gives you.

Walsh students are trained for in-demand technology careers

We offer concentrations in:

  • Automotive Cybersecurity
  • Business Information Systems
  • Cybersecurity, including cyber physical systems
  • Our courses are requested and reviewed by our industry advisory board, which includes industry leaders and experts defining the current needs of hiring organizations. You will learn valuable skills that employers are looking for.

    Hands-on experience is at the core of our curriculum

    Learn by doing. Walsh incorporates dozens of hours of hands-on learning experiences throughout our BSIT coursework. No other school in Michigan offers an experience such as our Attack and Defend course - multiple teams attack and defend mock business infrastructures in a controlled environment.

    Walsh’s BSIT offers these unique learning experiences to accelerate your entry into information technology and cybersecurity disciplines. This program will maximize your skills and understanding and prepare you for an IT career, all the way up to work at the federal level.

  • Custom-designed Cyber Lab
  • Hands-on training
  • Live attack and defense exercises
  • Tools and programming languages used every day in business around the world
  • Why Walsh?

    Hands-On Experiences

    Walsh offers extensive hands-on learning based on real world scenarios to maximize the skills you will need in your IT career.

    Nationally Recognized Program

    Walsh was the first school in Michigan to be recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE/CD). Our IT degrees align with Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security NICE Framework Standards.

    Three Concentrations for 

    In-Demand Skills

    Walsh’s BSIT curriculum is developed with input from industry experts based on current IT needs of in-demand employers.

    Faculty with Real World Experience

    Walsh’s academic faculty has decades of real world experience in the IT field. You will learn from leading business minds who have “been there and done that.”

    Degree Requirements

    A Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Walsh 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. The BSIT program requires completion of all courses in the professional core and program core.

    Apply today 

    Apply online or speak with an academic advisor today at 248-823-1600. Appointments are available Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are welcome on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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    Already Certified?

    If you have active Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and/or Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) credentials, you’ll be given equivalent credit for IT 417, IT 419, and IT 422. Speak with an academic advisor to make sure your certifications are accounted for.

     

    Employment Opportunities

    According to the Department of Labor, jobs in information technology are in high demand and expected to increase faster than average through 2022. The opportunities for employment are widespread as graduates choose to work as managers, analysts, or technology specialists. Employment of database administrators is projected to grow 48% through 2022, with increasing popularity of database-as-a-service-cloud computing. 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.

    The median starting salary for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology is $57,000. 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.

    With lifelong career services from Walsh, you’ll get guidance and clarity for your next career success.

    Join the Walsh Family

    A strong professional network is a must-have in the business world, providing you with relationships that could grow into your biggest business success. Walsh’s Information Technology Student Association (ITSA) is the perfect place to build your network. It connects you with fellow students who could become future colleagues or even business partners. You will advance your knowledge and develop your skills as you learn from business leaders and IT professionals.