Our program is uniquely designed to bridge the gap between technology and business, making our graduates attractive job candidates to local, regional and global employers.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology is offered fully online and provides students a broad knowledge in the various fields of information technology to prepare them for a number of IT positions.

Students in Tusculum’s Information Technology program will acquire skills related to database management, system administration, web design, software engineering, networking, security and information systems. In addition, students will complete a business core of economics, accounting, finance and marketing to enable them to apply their technical skills in a business setting.

Graduates of this degree program will be prepared for such positions as:

  • Computer Systems Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • IT Support Specialists
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst

HOW TO APPLY

Graduate & Professional Studies Admission Procedures: Each of the following items must be completed for review by the Enrollment staff for admission into Graduate & Professional Studies at Tusculum.

  1. Complete the online admission application.
  2. Submit official (sealed) transcripts of all college course-work mailed directly to Tusculum College from each previous institution.
  3. Veterans must submit a certified Veterans’ Form DD214 showing an honorable discharge.
  4. Current military personnel must submit basic training documentation.
  5. Students for whom English is a second language must submit an official TOEFL score from within the last five years.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission requirements for Tusculum’s Graduate & Professional Studies program depend on the number of semester hours of earned college credit.

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TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transfer students (those with more than 12 semester hours of earned college credit) must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher for an accedited college or university.

NEW STUDENTS

New students (those with fewer than 12 semester hours of earned college credit) must satisfy the following admission criteria:
  • High school regular diploma with cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher or an offical acceptable GED or HiSet Scores
  • Composite score of 19 or higher on the ACT (or equivalent SAT score)
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
Tusculum College seeks students who are mature and highly motivated. Applicants not meeting the minimum
requirements for regular admission may be granted conditional admission or special student status. The specific
Information Technology program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the Graduate and Professional Studies Admission Procedures as listed above.
  2. Possess an overall minimum grade-point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Possess the equivalent of at least 54 semester hours or an associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Students with academic credit earned at nationally or specially accredited institutions may request that the Registrar’s Office review such credit with the pertinent academic department.
  4. Students for whom English is a second language must have a score of 540-543 (paper), 207 (computer-based), 76 (Internet based) or greater on the TOEFL examination taken within the last five years.

COSTS & TIME TO COMPLETION

As one of the most affordable private colleges in the nation, Tusculum has a proud tradition of helping working adults find success. Tusculum is committed to making a quality education affordable. Our tuition rates are very competitive.

The Online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program is offered at $350 per credit hour.


HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE AND THE COST TO COMPLETE YOUR DEGREE?

The total time to complete your degree depends on the number of semester hours you have. Tusculum requires 120 semester hours to graduate. For students that have completed an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree or obtained at least 54 semester hours at a regionally accredited college or university, the program will take as few as 24 months.
Required Courses

FINANCIAL AID

There are a variety of resources available to help students pay for college including federal loans, veterans benefits and highly competitive payment plan options. Over 84% of our Graduate & Professional Studies students receive some form of financial aid.

PAYMENT PLANS

Our monthly tuition payment plan helps to make the costs of higher education manageable for our students and does not incur interest charges, unlike similar payment plan options offered by other comparable higher education institutions.

For more information regarding our payment plan options, please contact the Business Office at 1-800-729-0256 Ext. 5060 and ask to speak to a student account associate or email businessoffice@tusculum.edu.


ADVANTAGES OF AN ONLINE DEGREE

Our students find there are many advantages to an pursing an online degree program at Tusculum.

  • Online degrees are convenient and flexible.
  • Online courses make use of your real world skills.
  • Online courses promote life-long learning and look good on your resume.
  • Online courses force you to be self-disciplined and make time for your success.
  • Our online degrees are taught by our award-winning faculty, who created the programs.

FRIENDLY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Online courses at Tusculum are taught using Moodle, a friendly and intuitive learning management system (LMS) that connects students and faculty. Moodle is a widely-adopted and popular LMS that enables students to get up to speed quickly.

Additionally, Tusculum students may stay connected with faculty via the convenience of video-conferencing.


CONTACT US & GET STARTED

Getting started at Tusculum is easy. We are here to support you every step of way.

Call Graduate & Professional Studies Admission at (423) 636-7339 or email us at admission@tusculum.edu.

Or, fill out and submit your online application to begin the process immediately. Tusculum does not charge an application fee for the Online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program.

For a step-by-step guide for applying for Financial Aid and the admission process for Tusculum’s Graduate and Professional Studies program, download the Information Technology Program Information Packet