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Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

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Program Quick Facts

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Hands-On Experience

Participate in hands-on projects using virtual machines and simulated networking equipment.

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100% Online

Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Scholarships Available

Get up to 100% of tuition covered with the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship.*

Design, Implement, and Manage Information Systems

Study the newest information technology in-depth at NMSU Global Campus with our Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) degree program. Forbes Advisor has named our ICT program among their Best Online Information Technology Degree Options Of 2023.

In this program, you’ll gain practical knowledge and experience in managing and processing information on all layers of systems within an organizational infrastructure. You’ll also learn to develop software applications and maintain technology infrastructures in a variety of settings and disciplines.

We offer two distinct ICT degree pathways:

  1. An academic program for undergraduate students who have completed freshman and sophomore years in a computer degree or technology-related program at NMSU or another four-year institution.
  2. An online two-year degree completion program leading to a baccalaureate degree for graduates of computer and technology-related associate degree programs at community colleges or other two-year institutions.

And we offer four concentrations:

  • Cyber Defense
  • Network Technologies
  • Software Development
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Career Pathways

Graduates of the ICT bachelor’s degree program at NMSU Global Campus are well prepared for a range of professional positions that require an IT degree, including:

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Enterprise Database Administrator
  • Financial Systems Administrator
  • IT Business Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Programmatic IT Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Digital Analyst
  • Solutions Architect
  • Special Agent, Computer Forensics
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technology Support Specialist
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“As an 18 year old, I found NMSU to be one of the most inviting campuses — rich in student life yet equally involved in academics. As a 36 year old, I am looking forward to coming full circle with NMSU and graduating as an Aggie forever.”

Stephanie M., Class of 2024

At NMSU Global Campus, our ICT students participate in hands-on projects using virtual machines and simulated networking equipment. The senior project is a student-driven project with a full project management curriculum. Besides using a Learning Management System (LMS), the ICT program possesses a bank of servers to support several enterprise management courses.

We also offer sophisticated instruction on how to use operating systems and server software, such as Linux, Apache, OpenSSL, Windows Server, Oracle, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server and languages such as C, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, Python, and Java.

In this program, you will learn to:

  • Apply core principles of systems analysis to selected business processes within an organization.
  • Design selected network and cloud infrastructures associated with requirements of accepted industry ethical practices and organizational network operation.
  • Implement technological solutions and develop key database models that connect with business requirements for storage, retrieval, and use of data.

Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 120 credits
Cost Per Credit Hour: $395.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Engineering
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The Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology program consists of 120 credits. To earn this degree, you need to complete all University degree requirements, which include General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits, with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above.

Sample Courses Credits
ICT 141: IT Essentials I: A+ Certification Training Focused on the Hardware Exam 3
ICT 152: Java Programming 3
ICT 280: Introduction to Web Development 3
ICT 377: Computer Networking I 3
ICT 439: Advanced Digital Forensics and Incident Response 3
ICT 450: Ethical Hacking 3
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Developmental coursework will not count toward the degree requirements and/or elective credits but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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Phone: 1-888-729-6678


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**For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.