Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology

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Available entirely online, on campus, or as a mix of online and on campus courses!

The need for highly skilled professionals with the latest knowledge of information technology continues to grow. UMass Lowell's Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology offers a cutting-edge program designed to prepare students for positions in a world increasingly centered around Information Technology.

With UMass Lowell's wide array of IT course offerings, students are able to study a number of different subjects including programming, networking, database management, website design, multimedia and more.

This part-time degree program is available entirely online, on campus, or as a mix of online and on-campus courses – providing a high degree of flexibility and convenience for busy adult students and working professionals.

As a non-profit public institution, UMass Lowell is dedicated to providing an education that's affordable and world class – and it's all backed by the academic integrity of a top-ranked research University.

Not sure which courses to take first? See our Example Program of Study.

Program Outline

40 Courses / 120 Credits Minimum

General Education Requirements

12 Courses / 36-38 Credits

UMass Lowell's General Education courses are designed to provide students with a foundation that prepares them for continued work within their major and minor fields, as well as endowing them with intellectual habits that will enable them to become lifelong learners. For a list of approved General Education courses, visit www.uml.edu/gened.

  1. 42.101 College Writing I (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  2. 42.102 College Writing II (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  3. --.--- General Education - Arts & Humanities (AH) (3cr)
  4. --.--- General Education - Arts & Humanities (AH) (3cr)
  5. --.--- General Education - Arts, Humanities & Diversity (AHD or AHE*) (3cr)
  6. 49.201 Economics I (Microeconomics) (SS) (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  7. --.--- General Education - Social Sciences (SS) (3cr)
  8. --.--- General Education - Social Sciences (SSD or SSE*) (3cr)
  9. 92.283 Introduction to Statistics (Previously 92.183) (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  10. --.--- General Education - Science with Experimental Learning (SCL) (3cr) or (3cr+1cr)
  11. --.--- General Education - Science with Experimental Learning (SCL) (3cr) or (3cr+1cr)
  12. 90.160 Introduction to Information Systems (TN) (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!

*Students fulfill the General Education 'Ethics Requirement' by selecting one of their AH or SS courses that have an 'AHE' or 'SSE' gen ed code; Students may fulfill the University's General Education 'Diversity Requirement' by taking one of their AH or SS courses with an 'AHD' or DDS' designation.

Professional Skills Requirements

4 Courses / 12 Credits

  1. 49.202 Economics II (Macroeconomics) (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  2. 92.120 Precalculus Mathematics (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  3. 92.321 Discrete Structures I (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!

Information Technology Core Requirements

5-6 Courses / 15-18 Credits

    • 90.202 Microsoft Office (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
    • Students who can document proficiency may substitute an upper-level Information Technology Elective in place of 90.202.

** Note: Students cannot get credit for both 90.267 and the 90.211/90.212 sequence; 90.212 can be counted as an Information Technology Elective if 90.211 is also taken.

Information Technology Electives

10 Courses / 30 Credits

Information Technology Electives may be chosen from any computer courses with a prefix of 90.xxx, 91.xxx or 94.xxx.

Choose 10 courses from the following list of Information Technology Electives. Note: This is a partial list of approved 90.xxx courses that may be used towards the Information Technology Electives requirement. Call our Student Support Specialists for advising at 1-800-480-3190 or email us at Continuing_Education@uml.edu if you have questions about using 90.xxx, 91.xxx, or 94.xxx courses not listed here as IT electives.

  1. 90.220 Visual Basic® (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  2. 90.224 Advanced Visual Basic® (3cr)
  3. 90.225 Survey of Programming Languages (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  4. 90.230 Introduction to Multimedia (3cr)
  5. 90.231 Graphics for Multimedia and the World Wide Web (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  6. 90.232 Desktop Video Production (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  7. 90.238 Website Development: Adobe® Dreamweaver (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  8. 90.247 Web Authoring: Flash® (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  9. 90.248 Website Database Implementation (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  10. 90.250 E-Commerce on the Web (3cr)
  11. 90.267 C Programming (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  12. 90.268 C++ Programming (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  13. 90.269 Advanced C++ (3cr)
  14. 90.270 Visual C++ .NET (3cr)
  15. 90.271 C# Programming (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  16. 90.291 Introduction to DHTML (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  17. 90.297 Introduction to Java Programming (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  18. 90.301 JAVA Programming (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  19. 90.302 JavaScript (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  20. 90.303 Advanced Java Programming (3cr)
  21. 90.305 Survey of Perl/Python/PHP (formerly Introduction to Perl) (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  22. 90.306 Introduction to XML (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  23. 90.308 Agile Software Development with Java (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  24. 90.311 Introduction to the Linux/UNIX® Operating System (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  25. 90.312 Shell Scripting (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  26. 90.313 Linux/UNIX Internals Overview (3cr)
  27. 90.319 Introduction to Linux (3cr)
  28. 90.321 Linux/UNIX System Administration (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  29. 90.346 Digital Media Delivery (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  30. 90.360 Introduction to Data Structures (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  31. 90.364 Problem Solving with C (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  32. 90.385 Introduction to Information Security (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  33. 90.450 Database Administration I: Introduction to Oracle 11g (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  34. 90.453 Database Administration II: Advanced Oracle 11g (3cr)
  35. 90.455 Database Administration III: Oracle 11g Projects (3cr)
  36. 90.457 Network Security (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  37. 90.459 PL/SQL I: Introduction to Oracle 11g PL/SQL (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  38. 90.460 Computer Ethics (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  39. 90.461 LAN/WAN Technologies (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  40. 90.462 TCP/IP and Network Architecture (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  41. 90.464 Network Management (3cr)
  42. 90.467 PL/SQL II: Advanced Oracle 11g PL/SQL (3cr)
  43. 90.474 Relational Database Concepts (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  44. 91.113 Exploring the Internet (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!

Concentration Electives

6 Courses / 18 Credits

Choose 6 related courses in the same subject area (same course number prefix; cannot be Information Technology 90.xxx, 91.xxx or 94.xxx courses). Note, other concentration options are available beyond the examples you see below - please contact the Student Support Center for advising at 1-800-480-3190 or email Continuing_Education@uml.edu for details.

Examples of courses that may be used as Concentration Electives:

History
  1. 43.206 American Economic History (3cr)
  2. 43.225 Ancient Greek History (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  3. 43.108 World Civilization II (3cr)
  4. 43.242 World War II (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  5. 43.274 Native American History (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  6. 43.308 History of Crime and Social Control (3cr)
  7. 43.336 Problems of Modern Ireland (3cr)
Psychology
  1. 47.101 General Psychology (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  2. 47.260 Child and Adolescent Development (Formerly Human Development I) (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  3. 47.272 Abnormal Psychology (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  4. 47.312 Learning and Behavior (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  5. 47.335 Psychology and Women (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  6. 47.351 Human Sexuality (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  7. 47.360 Adult Development and Aging (Formerly Human Development II) (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  8. 47.363 Introduction to Disability Studies (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
Graphic Design
  1. GRFX.200 Introduction to Graphic Design (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  2. GRFX.202 Fundamentals of Typography (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  3. GRFX.203 Photographic Imaging (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  4. GRFX.204 Computer Graphics & Illustration (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  5. GRFX.211 Desktop Publishing: Print Production (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  6. GRFX.212 Website Design (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  7. GRFX.300 Advanced Graphic Design (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
  8. GRFX.312 Advanced Website Design (3cr) - Available Fall 2014!
Free Electives

3 Courses/9 Credits

  1. --.--- Elective (3cr)
  2. --.--- Elective (3cr)
  3. --.--- Elective (3cr)

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BSIT Degree Student I picked UMass Lowell because the curriculum in the Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology encompassed everything I wanted. All the courses were relevant to my job, and I was able to apply what I learned immediately in the field, particularly the Cloud Computing course. I transferred several projects for class into production at work. - BSIT StudentBachelor's Degree in Information Technology Student

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