Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Data Networking and Security Online Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Data Networking and Security Online Degree Program

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Take the First Step towards a Career in IT with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology - Data Networking and Security

Organizations within all industries need skilled Information Technology professionals to design, run and maintain the technology that makes their organization function and be successful. Liberty University’s online Information Technology degree equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the expanding field of advanced technology. In this 100% online Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, you will learn how to meet the growing need for Data Networking and Security professionals who are prepared to identify, address, and determine solutions and take on real-world projects in the field of technology. Liberty's exciting Bachelor of Science in Information Technology will not only challenge you to excel but also provide you with quality training. With technology as important as ever to the growth of organizations, become a desirable candidate for any business with skills learned in our IT degree online program.

Why Choose Liberty’s B.S. in Information Technology – Data Networking and Security Online Program?

Our purpose in creating a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, and more specifically the Data Networking and Security specialization, is to develop information technology (IT) professionals with a Christian worldview. Through our IT online degree, you will understand the effective and efficient convergence of information technology and business processes and how to design relevant associated IT systems using innovative methods that are consistent with business objectives. Our online IT degree is geared towards the application and design of technology and its engineering applications and systems.

Throughout the Bachelor of IT – Security and Networking degree, you will have courses that prepare you to become an asset to any team you are a part of. Classes within your online information technology degree can prepare you to take the A+ certification through the Computing Technology Industry Association.  The exam will test the competency of entry-level PC service professionals in installing, maintaining, customizing, and operating personal computers. 

Liberty University strives for continual improvement to promote student success. In accordance with the mission of Liberty University, the faculty who teach our Information Technology degree seek to educate the whole person, developing the values, knowledge, and skills they need to design effective IT solutions based upon industry best practices.

What Will You Learn in Our IT Data Networking and Security Degree?

There is an ever-growing need for people experienced in data networking and security; our IT degree will ensure you can successfully fill that need. Classes within our security and networking degree track provide training on a variety of technical skills you need to be successful. The Information Security Planning class with prepare you to create an information security program and how to implement that program into a system.  Network Security studies the control of unwanted intrusions into a computer network, how to plan for and how to prevent those intrusions.  The programs Cyber-Security course covers the essential topics of the field from the Official (ISC) 2 SSCP Certified Body of Knowledge as well as covers the seven domains reviewed within the System Security Certified Practitioner certification. (Formerly BMIS 342).

Our Bachelor of Science in IT degree with a specialization in Security and Networking is full of resources to enable your success. With professors presenting challenging and updated content, the transition into your career will be easier than ever. With a strong online information technology degree from Liberty, you will feel prepared for any task.

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Program Highlights

  • By earning your online information technology degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Students can complete our Information Technology degree in as little as four years.
  • Our BS: Information Technology is ranked in the Top 10 "Best Online Information Technology Programs" according to

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Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee wishing to pursue an Information Technology degree? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts - $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Book Vouchers (Up to $400 per semester for undergraduate only)
  • Potential College Credit for military training
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

B.S. in Information Technology - Data Networking and Security Program Format

  • 100% online
  • 120 total credit hours
  • 30 hours must be taken through Liberty
  • 50% (30 hours) of major must be taken through Liberty   
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Degree Information and Requirements


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Potential Career Options

  • Database Administrator
  • Network Security Manager
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Auditor