The Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology

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

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of computer support specialists and systems administrators is expected to increase by 18 percent from 2006 to 2016."

The need for professionals with a strong information technology  background is continuing to grow as business, government, schools, and other organizations seek new applications for computers and networks within the workplace.

In response to that need, the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers learners the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology entirely online, on campus, or as a mix of online and on-campus courses.

For Advising on the Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology: Email our online advising center!

Online Student "I am very excited to be a student at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. I am consistently impressed with the quality of materials, students I meet in every class, as well as the quality of instructors. I have shared classes with other students from all over the world, some of them young and other professionals like myself looking to achieve a degree as well as broaden my personal experiences." - Eric Andresen, Online Student

Program Outline - Total Credits: 120

UMass Lowell offers online and on-campus courses during three semesters per year: Fall (Sept-Dec), Spring (Jan-May) and Summer (May-Aug). On campus students also have the option of taking accelerated on-campus courses during Winter Intersession and the concentrated Summer I and II sessions. The following program outline for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology, which lists 2 courses each semester, is only a suggested course load. Based on student experiences, we do not recommend registering for more than 3 courses per semester.

First-year students should not take more than 1 or 2 courses their first semester. Subsequent course loads may be determined by the student's own personal time constraints.

Total Credits Earned: 60
Associate's Degree Awarded (see graduation info)

Total Credits: 120
Bachelor's Degree Awarded (see graduation info )

General Education Courses

Each semester, we publish a list of General Education courses that are being offered and indicate whether they are being offered online or on campus. For additional information on the University's General Education Requirements, please visit or contact the Faculty and Student Support Center at 1 (800) 480-3190 for assistance in selecting your "Gen Ed" courses.

Business Minor Concentration Electives

Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology with a Business Minor by taking the seven business-related Concentration Electives listed below, in place of the six Concentration Electives required for the Bachelor's Degree above. For more details, see this link for additional information on this Business Minor Concentration.

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Admission Into the Program

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Register for Courses

Approximately 2 months prior to the start of each semester, Online and Continuing Education posts the new course schedule to the website. Once you've decided which course(s) you would like to take, returning students can register using ISIS self-service, while new students must use the Non Degree Registration Form.

Questions? Contact Us!

Email our Student Support Center for assistance, or call for advising at (800) 480-3190 and press 3 to speak with an advisor. See links at the bottom of this page for technical assistance with your online course.

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