Information Technology

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Why Information Technology?

Hone your technical skills and enhance your career prospects with the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. This program provides students with the opportunity to develop strengths in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, and management of information technology systems.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program provides students with the opportunity to develop strengths in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, and management of information technology systems.

Courses cover the critical technology areas of programming for traditional, Web, and mobile applications, and for networking, database, and information security. This provides the breadth of knowledge needed to develop, maintain, and support modern applications. In addition, the curriculum includes courses focused on key business areas needed to integrate and manage technology and technology projects in the workplace.    

Graduates of the IT program at the College of Professional Studies acquire knowledge, abilities, and hands-on skills that are valuable to employers. Students may focus on skills used in the professional areas of web and mobile applications development and database systems, or cyber security and network administration through our concentration options.

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What you'll study

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

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

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses 

21 semester hours required

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 with PHP/MySQL
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 with PHP/MySQL
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 track listed below: 

ITC, CET

Electives

Open electives to meet minimum credit requirements for the degree.

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 with PHP/MySQL
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
 
Cybersecurity and Systems Administration 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 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
 

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. BLS, 2015

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer