Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

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Develop marketable information technology (IT) skills and the business knowledge needed to effectively deliver IT services. This program is designed to provide an understanding of fundamental IT business principles, and teach the theory and practice of today's top IT professionals.

Outcome goals and graduates’ proficiency levels

These results show recent Capella graduates' proficiency levels in the expected learning outcomes for this program. Faculty make this assessment in the capstone course—the final course in which Capella students demonstrate what they’ve learned.

2012-2013 Demonstration of Program Outcomes BS in Information Technology

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Communicate effectively in business environments.
Use IT tools for decision making.
Collaborate using IT tools in an organization.
Solve loosely defined problems with technology solutions.
Understand ethical, legal, and policy issues associated with IT.
Create IT solutions to solve organizational problems.
Plan strategically for global and domestic environments.
Design and model effective IT solutions for an organization.


Outcome Demonstrations
Source: Aggregated outcome assessment results from Q32012 – Q22013 capstone courses



In addition, the following are the articulated Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for the BS in IT program. These objectives are what learners are expected to know 3-5 years after graduation.

  • Apply technology appropriately to solve business problems
  • Integrate technology in business where needed
  • Collaborate with others as part of the information technology structure of an organization
  • Continuously assess innovations and communicate their usefulness to others
  • Use scientific and mathematical principles to solve technological problems
  • Live and work as a contributing member of society with high ethical standards

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Technology (IT) specializations

  • General Information Technology
  • Health Information Technology
  • Information Assurance and Security
  • Project Management

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Technology (IT) Minors

  • BS in IT, minor in Data Analytics
  • BS in IT, minor in Data Management
  • BS in IT, minor in Network Technology: Cisco
  • BS in IT, minor in Network Technology: Microsoft
  • BS in IT, Minor in System Development: Mobile
  • BS in IT, Minor in System Development: Web Application

Quality and Professional Relevance

  • Capella’s BS in IT program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET accreditation is an important indicator of Capella's dedication to educational quality and the goal of preparing our graduates for entry or advancement in the IT profession. Enrollment and graduation data are available.
  • The Project Management (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (GAC) has accredited the Project Management specializations in the following degree programs: BS-IT, BS-Business, MBA, MS-ISTM. Enrollment and graduation data are available.
  • Our MS, MBA, and BS project management curriculum is designed around A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
  • Capella University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014-2021.
  • Industry certifications, such as the PMP®, CISSP, or SSCP, and prior work experience may help shorten the time to graduation through Capella’s competency-based Prior Learning Assessment.

Bachelor's degree graduates

Data from graduates across all bachelors programs have been combined for these Student Experience results.

Capella University bachelor's degree alumni report high satisfaction with the salary, benefits and responsibilities of their jobs. The most common industries in which bachelor's alumni are employed are IT, education, government, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Satisfaction with Job Bachelor's Degree Graduates

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2012 – Q1 2013.


Many of our bachelor's degree graduates report receiving a salary increase and gaining recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Many also said they advanced in their careers or received a promotion.

Career & Professional Accomplishments Bachelor's Degree Graduates

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2012 – Q1 2013.

Bachelor's degree graduates

Data from graduates across all bachelors programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Graduates of Capella University's bachelor's programs say their Capella education is relevant to their career goals and helped them meet program outcomes. They are likely to recommend Capella to others.

Satisfaction with Capella Bachelor's Degree Graduates

Percentage of respondents who answered affirmatively
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2012 – Q1 2013.


Capella bachelor's degree graduates report gaining knowledge and skills which are applicable in a range of professional settings.

Improvement in Skills and Abilities Bachelor's  Degree Graduates

Percentage of respondents who rated themselves as "proficient" or "distinguished" on ability to demonstrate the skill or ability on the job.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2012 – Q1 2013

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Capella believes in being clear about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree The Gainful Employment disclosures, required by the US Department of Education (DOE) (under 34 CFR 688.6 ), provide some information about completion, expenses and occupations based on learners who graduated between July 2012 and June 2013. Most of our students are part-time so they might not take a full course load or attend all 4 quarters each year. We took that into account in calculating these data. For example, we define program length for certificates and master's and doctoral degrees as the number of calendar quarters it takes a typical student to complete a program. The DOE has defined time to complete for a Bachelor's degree as 4 years. Program cost is based on the specific pricing structure for each program which is either a cost per credit or a cost per active quarter.

Other related information may be found on the Learning Outcomes, Career Outcomes, and Student Experience tabs on this page.

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