Walsh College

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)

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. 

You 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. You will also 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.

Why Walsh?

National Recognition

Walsh College is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE/CD), a national distinction achieved by a small set of academic institutions in the country. Walsh College’s IT degrees also align with Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security NICE Framework standards.

Degree with Prestige

Walsh College alumni can be found in every Michigan-based Fortune 500 company and in a variety of industries around the world. As a leading business college, a Walsh College degree opens new doors for your future.

Choose from Three Concentrations

Customize your BSIT with the concentration that fits you best. The Automotive Cybersecurity concentration focuses on automotive systems, engineering approaches/concepts, and operating systems and firmware coding. The Business Information Systems concentration focuses on data, programming, and project management. The Cybersecurity concentration emphasizes security operations and threat response.

Learn from Faculty with Real-world Experience

Walsh College faculty have both academic qualifications and real-world experience. Gain wisdom from seasoned business professionals.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology 

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.

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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 College Family

Your network is a must-have in the business world, providing you with relationships that could grow into your biggest business success. The Walsh College Information Technology Student Association 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 interpersonal communication skills as you learn from business leaders and IT professionals.