Information Technology

Degree:
  • Bachelor's
Location: Boston

Why Information Technology?

We are offering optional concentrations: Applications Development (web programming, mobile programming, and databases) and Cybersecurity (network security, computer forensics, software vulnerabilities).

Reinforce core business skills like: project management, business communications, group dynamics, and organization skills.

Use your existing certification (i.e. A+, network certifications, PMP) and experiences against course credits.

Develop strengths in all aspects of information technology via a challenge-based learning approach with an experiential focus. Acquire knowledge, abilities, and hands-on skills that are valuable to employers in a market that is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology provides a quality education that focuses on the skills and knowledge needed by a diverse group of students in order to promote career advancement and to pursue advanced degrees in information technology. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology offers a program that fosters critical thinking and is teaching the most current information technology skills needed by local, national, and global employers.

You can choose from diverse concentrations with high industry demand that cover the critical technology areas of programming for traditional, Web, and mobile applications, and for networking, database, and information security.


What you'll study

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses 

33 semester hours required

English

Complete one of the following two courses with corresponding labs:

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1
3.00
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105
1.00
ENG 1103 - College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers
3.00
ENG 1104 - Lab for ENG 1103
1.00

Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:

ENG 1107 - College Writing 2
3.00
ENG 1108 - Lab for ENG 1107
1.00
ENG 3105 - Writing for the Professions: Science and Engineering
3.00
ENG 3106 - Lab for ENG 3105
1.00

Information Technology

ITC 1200 - Operating Systems Concepts
3.00
ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools
3.00

Management

MGT 1100 - Introduction to Business
3.00
MGT 2310 - Organizational Behavior
3.00
 

Mathematics

MTH 1100 - College Algebra
3.00
MTH 2400 - Technology and Applications of Discrete Mathematics
3.00
 

Philosophy

PHL 2140 - Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering
3.00
 

Major Courses

42 semester hours required

Systems Analysis and Design

ITC 2000 - Principles of Systems Analysis and Design
3.00
 

Programming

ITC 2100 - Introduction to Programming (Java)
3.00
 

Complete one of the following:

GET 2100 - Computer Engineering Programming and Analysis
3.00
CET 2200 - Data Structures and Algorithms
3.00
CET 2300 - Object-Oriented Programming
3.00
ITC 3100 - Advanced Applications Development
3.00
 

Networking 

ITC 2200 - Networking Foundations
3.00
 

Complete one of the following:

ITC 3220 - Mobile and Wireless Networking
3.00
ITC 4200 - Network Security
3.00
 

Human-Computer Interaction

Complete one of the following:

TCC 3450 - Writing for the Web
3.00
ITC 1100 - Human-Computer Interaction
3.00
 

Database

ITC 2300 - Database Management Systems
3.00
 

Complete one of the following:

ITC 3300 - Structured Query Language (SQL)
3.00
ITC 3150 - Database Websites
3.00
ITC 3320 - Data Warehousing Technologies
3.00
 

Web and Mobile Applications

ITC 2400 - Web and Mobile Development
3.00
 

Complete one of the following:

ITC 3400 - Web Design and Multimedia
3.00
ITC 3150 - Database Websites
3.00
 

Professionalism

ITC 4500 - IT Project Management
3.00
ITC 4600 - Information Security Management
3.00
 

Capstone

ITC 4840 - Preparation for Information Technology Project
3.00
ITC 4850 - Information Technology Project
3.00
 

Professional Electives 

Complete 15 semester hours in the following subject areas or a concentration listed below: 

ITC, CET

Electives

Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

Optional Concentrations

Applications Development Concentration

Note: Please consult with your advisor

Complete five courses from the following that have not been taken to fulfill major requirements: 

CET 2200 - Data Structures and Algorithms
3.00
CET 2300 - Object-Oriented Programming
3.00
CET 4240 - Software Engineering
3.00
ITC 2430 - E-Commerce Systems
3.00
ITC 3100 - Advanced Applications Development
3.00
ITC 3150 - Database Websites
3.00
ITC 3300 - Structured Query Language (SQL)
3.00
ITC 3320 - Data Warehousing Technologies
3.00
ITC 3400 - Web Design and Multimedia
3.00
 
Systems Administration and Cyber Security Concentration

Note: Please consult with your advisor.

Complete five courses from the following that have not been taken to fulfill major requirements:

ITC 3220 - Mobile and Wireless Networking
3.00
ITC 3250 - UNIX Systems Administration
3.00
ITC 3620 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Cybersecurity
3.00
ITC 4200 - Network Security
3.00
ITC 4210 - Web Server Administration
3.00
ITC 4260 - Database Administration
3.00
ITC 4650 - Compliance and Risk Issues in Information Technology
3.00
ITC 4680 - Forensics in Information Technology
3.00
ITC 4660 - Encryption Concepts
3.00
ITC 4670 - Software Vulnerabilities
3.00
 

Did You Know?

​A bachelor’s degree is worth $2.8M over an employee’s lifetime (Center On Education and the Workforce, 2011).

Did You Know?

Careers in IT offer a 123% higher annual wage compared to the median for all occupations (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015).

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer

Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

Yes