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Information Technology

Program(s) Available: B.A.S.

Are you interested in having many career options with booming job opportunities? Are you the tech go-to in your household? A major in information technology could be just what you are looking for. This program is a B.A.S., meaning it is for transfer students who are rounding out their associate degree with a bachelor's degree.

Why Study Information Technology at Northwest

Transfer students, this Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) program is crafted just for you. Students in this program study how information technology supports businesses, research and communication. It also prepares students for applications programming, networking, systems administration and internet development. Students may find a B.A.S. appealing for the following reasons:

  • Shorter time to degree by maximizing the transfer of vocational and technical courses toward a four-year degree
  • Requires fewer Northwest Core courses (general education courses)
  • A personalized and flexible degree plan
  • Cost-effective

Please note this program is not a traditional four-year program. It is structured for transfer students. Check out more on the benefits of our B.A.S. programs

To learn more about the coursework, check out the academic catalog.

Pick your path


This general study focuses on creating and maintaining technology while maintaining a smooth streamlining for businesses and organizations. Students can look forward to classes like web development, visualization big data and digital forensics.


The need for cybersecurity has grown immensely over the years. Businesses want to make sure their data is confidential and safe. This is where you come in! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in the information security field is projected to grow 35% between 2021 and 2031. That's huge!

If technology comes naturally to you, this major could be a great fit for you!

Data Analytics

An emphasis in data analytics focuses on the trends and patterns of computerized data. This comes in handy when businesses and organizations wish to report projections. Students can look forward to classes like introduction to data science and data mining, visualization and business intelligence and analytics.

Online Programs

This Information Technology B.A.S. degree has online options available for:

  • IT: General
  • IT: Data Analytics
  • IT: Cybersecurity

Learn more about the online information technology program.

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