Why BSIT at Barry?
Earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) from Barry University – on your schedule and at a location near you. Barry is a fully accredited university that has been providing students with a quality education in a caring and traditional environment since the 1940's. The BSIT degree prepares you for an exciting future and empowers you with the technical, business process management, and leadership skills necessary to compete and excel in today's age of innovation. The program is designed to provide students with both the theoretical knowledge and technical skills required to properly analyze, design, implement, and support information technology (IT) solutions in a variety of business settings. Students also have the option of specializing in the technology and management domains of Network and Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, or Information Systems Administration.
The BSIT program of study enables students to:
- acquire the knowledge and skills required to excel as an information technology professional
- 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 and managerial issues to ultimately improve business strategies and 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
Additionally, many of our core and elective courses are aligned with current industry certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA that aim to certify a professional’s knowledge and skills. This allows you to work towards advancing your professional IT credentials while earning a bachelor’s degree. Depending on the courses selected, opportunities exist to receive the necessary foundation to assist in preparing for the following certifications:
- CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Security+, and Linux+
- Microsoft’s Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Certified Professional (MCP)
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Barry University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
Barry is an international Catholic university in South Florida. Barry offers more than 60 traditional undergraduate programs, accelerated bachelor's programs designed specifically for working adults, and more than50 graduate programs, with master's, specialists, doctoral, and professional degrees awarded. For the seventh years in a row, U.S. News and World Report 2007 Best Colleges Edition once again ranks the academic quality of Barry University as one of the strongest in South Florida. In the report, Barry was ranked as number one for campus diversity among schools, and it has maintained its position in the second tier of master's-granting universities in the South. The only other university in South Florida to make it to the second tier of its category was the University of Miami. In addition, Barry University has been named “Best Private University or College,” according to South Florida CEO magazine (http://www.southfloridaceo.com/). The ranking is part of a South Florida “Best in Business” list compiled for the magazine’s Jan. 2007 issue. Furthermore, Barry is the only AACSB-accredited Catholic university in Florida and in all the southeastern states east of New Orleans. The Andreas School of Business (ASB) at Barry is accredited by AACSB International. This accreditation, among many other regional and professional accreditations, confirms the quality and continuous improvement that characterizes our academic programs. Students are drawn from 49 states and 80 countries. The low student to faculty ratio allows for personalized attention which, in turn, will enable students to more easily reach their goals.