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Information Technology, BS

About the Program Why get your BSIT at Barry?

Barry University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) degree prepares students for exciting careers in the growing information technology field by providing them with the technical skills required to properly analyze, design, implement, and support IT solutions in a variety of business settings.

Some courses are aligned with current industry certifications from CompTIA, allowing students to work toward advancing professional IT credentials while earning a bachelor's degree. Students also have the option of specializing in Information Systems Administration.

Curriculum How quickly can i graduate?

Barry promises its students individualized attention thanks to low student to faculty ratios and a supportive learning environment that values each person's needs and goals.

The BSIT program enables students to:

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills required to excel as an IT professional and empower themselves for career growth with a higher-education degree.
  • Become familiar with current technologies, tools, and methodologies that lead to the development of better information systems.
  • Understand the different components of the information technology field, including hardware, software, communication, networking, research, and people.
  • Learn how to methodically and practically approach a variety of technological, managerial, and administrative issues to ultimately improve business strategies and create a competitive advantage.
  • Analyze and evaluate organizational systems and processes to recommend software solutions that meet an organization's needs and goals.
  • Earn up to 30 credits for professional experience and community service.
BSIT Program Overview

Specializations

  • Information Systems Administration Specialization

    The Information Systems Administration specialization is for students wishing to focus on the professional administrative skills coupled with the technical experience needed among competitive IT decision makers.

Academics

Minors and Certificates

Locations Miami is not the only location!

Main Campus

Address

11415 NE 2 Avenue , Miami Shores, FL 33161

Melbourne Wickham Oaks Business Park

Address

410 North Wickham Road Suite 103, Melbourne, FL 32935

Palm Beach Gardens Professional Center

Address

9123 N Military Trl #206, West Palm Beach, FL 33410

Pembroke Pines

Address

15900 Pines Blvd #200, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Jacksonville Town Center

Address

4401 Salisbury Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32216

Flexible Delivery Distance Learning

The Department of Information Technology at Barry University has recently started offering courses and programs in a distance delivery format - in addition to its traditional face-to-face courses and programs - that do not conflict with the university's mission of being a personal, caring, and traditional institute of higher education. In an effort to provide exceptional quality education, Barry has adopted state-of-the-art technologies and engineered a high-performance networking infrastructure. Some of the virtual laboratories, digital libraries, and distance education courses at Barry are transmitted via Internet2, which is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium.

All distance learning courses use Canvas as the hub of all documents and assignment management, distribution, and submission, as well as the system of choice for asynchronous discussion forums. Distance learning courses may use the web conferencing tools to allow students to interact in real-time with their professors and classmates without necessarily being physically in the classroom. 

This promotes spontaneous class discussions and peer interaction and helps build an online Barry community.

Canvas has effectively served as a central point for course materials (syllabus, lecture notes, etc.), collection of assignments, discussion forums, and grade management. While this helps achieve a high degree of portability, it is not designed for rich video/audio delivery, application interaction, and real-time discussion. To better simulate the interactive experiences of the traditional classroom environment, Microsoft's web conferencing software, Live Meeting, is used to conduct class meetings in real-time and teach classes with each participant in a different location - at home, at the office, or anywhere in the world with fast access to the Internet.

Online Delivery Canvas

Instructional Methods:

Experiential Learning Experiential Learning Portfolio (ELP)

You may not have been in a classroom for a while, but you have never stopped learning. Your professional and community activities are valuable. The portfolio program allows you to translate your real-life learning into college credit. 

You may earn up to 30 credits by demonstrating college-level learning in one or more of the following academic disciplines: administration, behavioral sciences, communication, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and five special topics. Please see your advisor for additional information.

Adult Learner FAQs Experiential Learning Portfolio Presentation

Thousands of Barry University adult students have completed portfolios and considered this experience time and cost effective as well as personally rewarding.

Here are what three students said about their portfolio experience:

  • Collaborative Service

    Student 1

    "You know, it sort of gave me more pep in my step and actually gave me a sense of accomplishment and pride. It also made me realize how marketable I am. It did, it did a lot of things for me but it really gave me a sense of empowerment."

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    Student 2

    "It really made me stop and think. It reinforced my belief in myself. I tend to get so caught up in everyday situations that I forget that I ever did something, you know, fifteen years ago. I think the portfolio is one of the most rewarding pieces of work that I have ever done."

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    Student 3

    "The insight gained from [my] portfolio helped me to see, as the slogan goes, ‘You've come a long way baby'! in my accomplishments, achievements, [and] my development. A degree with a portfolio makes you assess your professional life; without a portfolio, you just know your academic strengths, but you don't know your professional strengths."

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How to earn credits:

Getting Started Applying to Barry University

Barry University uses an online, interactive process called myBarry, allowing students to conveniently start their application process, ask pending questions, request more information on academic programs, and much more.

You can rest assured knowing your Admission team and resources found in your personalized myBarry will guide you through the entire admissions process.

Apply Now! Admissions Requirements

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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Financial Aid Affordable for you.

If you’re a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate, you may qualify for our merit-based scholarships with awards up to $17,000, based on your cumulative GPA and standardized test scores. Scholarships are available for freshmen (including test optional), transfers, international, DACA, and Dreamer applicants. Using your admissions application, we automatically determine your eligibility.

More than 90% of our students receives some form of financial assistance. Apply to see if you qualify for a full array of federal and state financial aid programs. Just submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete it as soon as possible since funds may be limited. Barry's federal school code is 001466. 

Financial Aid Programs Tuition and Fees

Explore our scholarship system to see if you qualify for scholarships funded by alumni, private donors, corporations, and others.

You can use the Barry University Scholarship System to find other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to receive:

  • Answer as many questions as you like—the more questions answered, the more scholarships you’re matched to
  • Be automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at Barry University
  • Do a keyword search for scholarships and review the criteria to see if your qualifications are a match

The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.

Barry University Scholarships

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