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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Second Degree
Looking to change your career and gain new knowledge? This 10-course online program is perfect for those with a degree in a different area who would like to earn a degree in Information Technology without having to repeat a lot of courses.
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Interested in changing careers? If you already have a Bachelor's Degree and would like to pursue a second degree in Information Technology, UMass Lowell has a special program for you. Students can pursue a Second Bachelor's in IT by taking 10 additional IT courses in designated areas.
Download the course completion worksheet (PDF file format - 487kb) for this program. Please note: This is for informational purposes only; another worksheet should be completed by the IT program coordinator. Please contact our Student Support Center at (800) 480-3190 and press 1 for advising.
Note: Many of the IT electives were previously offered under the department code 92. Please note the course number taken with its equivalent course code, on the course completion worksheet.
- 9-10 Courses / 30cr
- Note: Students may not use INFO.2020 MS Office as an elective in this program. All courses taken should be at the INFO.2100 level or above.
** Note: Students cannot get credit for both INFO.2670 and the INFO.2110/INFO.2120 sequence; INFO.2120 can be counted as an Information Technology Elective if INFO.2110 is also taken.
*** Note: INFO.4800 is online only, INFO.4770/4780 is on-campus only.
All bachelor's degree candidates are required to earn a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA), to present a minimum of 120 semester hours, to fulfill the residency requirements, to conform to the general regulations and requirements of the University, to satisfy the regulations and academic standards of the colleges which exercise jurisdiction over the degrees for which they are matriculating, to satisfy the curriculum requirements established by the departments or programs in their major, and to complete the University's Core Curriculum requirements, which are listed within the program's curriculum outline. For additional information regarding the University's general policies and procedures, transfer credit information and residency requirements; please refer to our Academic Policies & Procedures.
UMass Lowell has built a solid reputation by offering one of the largest selections of online programs available through a traditional university. Courses are taught by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields, and by adjunct faculty who, as practicing professionals, bring real-world experience to online class discussions.
We are committed to providing you with high-quality, affordable online programs that make earning your degree or certificate more convenient than ever before. Our students have access to online course technical support 24x7, and our academic advisors are here to help you every step of the way.
No previous programming experience required
Working knowledge of at least one higher level programming language; requires ANSI C/C++ standard compiler
INFO.2300, familiarity with FTP software helpful
Previous programming experience
P: INFO.2670 or INFO.2120; requires C++ compiler software
INFO.2680 or INFO.3010
Previous programming experience required; requires J2SE Development Kit (JDK) 6.0 or higher
INFO.2970 or INFO.2680; requires Sun Java Dev. Kit
INFO.2910 or knowledge of HTML
INFO.3110, and INFO.2670 or INFO.2120
Shell Scripting experience; required software with tex
Students should have a basic understanding of HTML and FTP. There are no required software or books for the course, all of the applications are available through free downloads. Note: basic internet headset/microphone is required.
INFO.2670 or INFO.2120, and INFO.3640
INFO.2120 or INFO.2670; requires Ansi C/C++ compiler software
INFO.1600 and INFO.2020, or equivalent
Prerequisite 1: INFO.4620 TCP/IP & Network Architecture or related experience, and Prerequisite 2: INFO.3190 Introduction to Linux or INFO.3110 Introduction to the Linux/Unix Operating System, or related experience. Check prerequisites in all prerequisite courses.
INFO.2670 or previous programming Experience
Junior status, can be used to replace the sequence of INFO.4770 and INFO.4780
At UMass Lowell, we believe that students should have as much information as possible up front so they can make informed decisions before enrolling in a degree program or signing up for a course.
Tuition for UMass Lowell Online and Continuing Education students is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is priced per credit. To calculate the tuition for a course, simply multiply the per-credit tuition by the total number of credits per course. Exception: If the total number of course contact hours is greater than the total number of credits, the per-credit tuition is instead multiplied by the total number of contact hours.
Fall 2019 Tuition
|Per Credit / Contact Hour|
|Undergraduate Face-to-Face Courses and Audit||$340.00|
|Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit (except Manning School of Business* Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit)||$380.00|
|Manning School of Business* Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit||$385.00|
|Graduate Online, On-Campus and Off-Campus Courses and Audit (except Manning School of Business* Online, MBA in Haverhill, Master's in Information Technology, Master's in Engineering Management, and Education Courses)||$575.00|
|Manning School of Business* Graduate Online Courses||$655.00|
|MBA Graduate Courses in Haverhill||$655.00|
|Master's in Information Technology and Master's in Engineering Management** Online Courses||$590.00|
|Graduate Education Online Courses||$470.00|
*Applies to courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, FINA, MGMT, MKTG, MIST, POMS offered through the Manning School of Business
**Applies to courses with the following prefixes: CHEN, CIVE, EECE, MECH, PLAS offered through the Francis College of Engineering
|Registration Fee per Term (nonrefundable)||$30.00|
|Late Fee for Nonpayment||$50.00|
|Fee for Undergraduate Degree Application||$60.00|
|Fee for Graduate Degree Application||$50.00|
You may take courses without being officially enrolled in a certificate or degree program, but you must meet the particular course prerequisites. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited. We recommend that you register early to reserve your place in class.
For more information, please visit our Registration Page.
Complete the Online Undergraduate Degree Application Form (preferred), or print, complete and submit the Undergraduate Degree Application .pdf form. Please note: Your application will be processed once we have received your $60 application fee. Return your completed application along with your application fee to:
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Online & Continuing Education
OCE Admissions - Southwick Hall, Rm 203
1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA, 01854
Questions? See our helpful Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process.
To be considered for acceptance into a bachelor's degree program offered through the Division of Online and Continuing Education, students must hold a high school diploma or have passed either the GED® or HiSET®. Online and Continuing Education operates on a rolling admissions basis and each application is reviewed when the student's file is complete. Students must be admitted to a degree or certificate program in order to be eligible for most financial aid.