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Bachelors (BA / BS) in Information Communication Technology

Specialize in analyzing, processing, and managing information. In this online program, you will build your skills with database technologies and tools while assisting organizations by providing efficient information flow.  You may earn a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts, depending on your previous coursework and your preferred curriculum emphasis.

This program offers a flexible schedule to help students graduate and prepare for a career managing information using database technologies and tools.

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At a Glance

Fall 2024 (Transfer deadline is July 1)

Application Due Date:
02/15/2024
Start Date:
08/26/2024

Spring 2025 (Transfer deadline is Nov. 15)

Application Due Date:
09/30/2024
Start Date:
01/13/2025

Summer 2024 (Transfer deadline is April 15)

Application Due Date:
02/15/2024
Start Date:
05/13/2024

Credits and Tuition Cost (2024-2025)

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $624.00

Format

Fully Online

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Bachelors in Information Communication Technology overview

Program format
Format
Fully Online
Total credits
Total Credits
120
Available Pathways
Available Pathways
Finish Bachelor's Program
Degree awarded
Degree Awarded
BA
BS

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What You'll Learn

Overview

Upon graduation, you will be ready to:

  • Use current information communication technologies and identify their applications in work and personal spaces. Navigate legal, political, and ethical issues -- including policy issues and privacy -- involved in ICT.
  • Apply knowledge management technologies to create efficient information flow for organizations.
  • Work as a sophisticated database user who understands database management, design, and storage, query processing and optimization.
  • Create and manage websites, use multimedia tools, and train adult learners in information technologies.

Course Examples

  • ICT 205 Issues in ICT Policy
  • ICT 305 Data Detectives
  • ICT 301 Introduction to Databases
  • ICT 310 Exploring and Analyzing ICTs: Methodological Approaches
  • ICT 399 Internship and Professional Development in ICT
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How to Apply

Application Requirements

Admissions Criteria

Program Contact

Addison Zane Mills
Recruiter

Deadlines

Fall 2024 (Transfer deadline is July 1)

Application Due Date:
02/15/2024
Start Date:
08/26/2024

Spring 2025 (Transfer deadline is Nov. 15)

Application Due Date:
09/30/2024
Start Date:
01/13/2025

Summer 2024 (Transfer deadline is April 15)

Application Due Date:
02/15/2024
Start Date:
05/13/2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions

What are the requirements to be admitted to the online bachelor’s program in Information Communication Technology?

Students may apply to the bachelor’s in Information Communication Technology as soon as their second semester. Refer to the College of Communication and Information's admissions guidelines found in the Registrar's Bulletin for the year you will be applying: http://catalogs.uky.edu/

About The Program

What is the focus of the program?

The bachelor’s program in Information Communication and Technology is for students who aspire to work in technology-focused careers. This can be in database management, software development, infrastructure support, and more! Our program not only teaches the technical skills required for these positions, but emphasizes communication throughout. This is essential in ensuring students can communicate with others about technology to facilitate decision making and aid in troubleshooting. 

What is the internship requirement and will the program help me find a placement site?

All ICT students are required to take three (3) credit hours with the ICT 399 internship course that will allow them to put into practice the skills they’ve learned in the program. This is done near the end of the students' time in the program. The program can assist students in finding an internship, though this is ultimately the student’s responsibility.

What's the difference between the BA and BS degrees?

The BA and BS programs in Information Communication Technology share a majority of the required curriculum. The core differences are additional language requirements for the BA (linguistics and English courses) and additional math/science requirements for the BS. Your academic advisor can help you decide which program is the right fit for you.

Learning Online

Will I have to attend class at a specific time?

No, all classes in the program are asynchronous. This means that students complete the course requirements according to the syllabus and deadlines, but they have flexibility within their own schedule to complete coursework at times that work best for their schedule. We recommend students log in everyday to ensure they are staying on-top of communication and assignments.

What should I expect in online classes?

It's important to know how to approach learning in an online degree program. Online classes are not harder nor easier than in-person classes, but they are different due to their asynchronous modality. This means students going into an online program should expect to:

  • Develop a routine: Login to your online class routinely (we recommend at least once daily) to receive updates and contribute meaningfully to any ongoing discussion boards.
  • Be good time managers: Determine when you have time to work on coursework throughout the week so you don't fall behind or put off assignments until the last minute.
  • Communicate: If you are having any trouble, message your peers and/or your instructor right away to ask for help or clarification. Never be afraid to reach out to your instructors or Student Affairs if you need assistance--we have many resources to help you, but we need to know your situation to act accordingly on your behalf.

If you need additional support in navigating the online classroom, Canvas (our learning management system) has a number of helpful tools, including a module for new students that walks through everything you need to know about navigating information in your online class.

Will my degree say “online”?

No, you are awarded the same diploma from UK as students who take classes in-person. There is no denotation of “online” on your diploma or your transcripts.

Can I meet with faculty even though the program is online?

Yes. Our faculty are happy to meet with our students by phone call, email, or an online meeting. You are also welcome to set up an in-person appointment if you ever find yourself in Lexington.

Careers

What are career prospects for ICT graduates?

The ICT program strives to educate students to assume leadership roles where the application of information technology is concerned with the ultimate goal of connecting people, organizations and communities to enhance their ability to succeed. Some examples of occupations that fall within the ICT arena include: Database Analyst, Staff Technologist, Computer Support Specialist, Privacy Coordinator, Information Security Analyst, Web Marketing Manager, Digital Strategist, Information Assurance Analyst, Web Developer, and much more.

Distance Learning

Licensure & Authorization

Where you live matters when completing distance education activities. If you will live outside of Kentucky while completing your program, please check the Distance Learning Authorization & Licensure page to confirm that the program can be offered in your state or country, and if relevant, that it meets professional licensure requirements in your state. Please note: Admission and enrollment in a fully-online program can NOT lead to the issuance of a J-1 or F-1 student visa. 

AUTHORIZATION & LICENSURE INFO
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Student Support

Once you become a student, you will have access to a wide variety of academic support services to maximize your success. These services are available completely online to meet the needs of our online students.

Why UK Online

One tuition rate

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Pay the same online tuition rate, no matter where you live.

UK degree

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Degrees are conferred by the University of Kentucky, an accredited university.

Flexible schedule

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Fit learning into your busy schedule with no prescribed class times.

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