Bachelor of Science in Information Technology — Online

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology offers you a comprehensive, experiential foundation in the most current information technology skills sought by local, national, and global employers. This is a STEM Designated Degree Program.

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From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.


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Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.


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Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.


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Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

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Focused on one of the fastest-growing job markets, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology bachelor’s degree completion program offers a program that fosters critical thinking as it demystifies critical technology. You’ll develop strengths in all aspects of IT with an experiential focus, acquiring valuable knowledge and hands-on skills. Optional concentrations in Applications Development (including web programming, mobile programming and databases) and Cybersecurity (including network security, computer forensics and software vulnerabilities) will give you a grounding in high-demand professional tools to help launch or boost your career. You’ll also reinforce core business competencies such as project management, business communications, group dynamics, and organization skills, and your existing certifications such as A+, network certifications, or Project Management Professional may be applied toward course credits.

This is an online program.

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Median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations in May 2019, higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020


Percentage that employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

Experiential / Co-op Opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

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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 

27 semester hours required








Complete one of the following:


Major Requirements

48 semester hours required

Systems Analysis and Design


Complete two courses from the Applications Development Concentration list below

Complete two courses from the Systems Administration and Cybersecurity Concentration list below






Professional Electives 

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



Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of NUpath and open electives to reach 120 semester hours.


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


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


Follow Our Leaders

Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and fields. They serve as mentors and advisors and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.

"The demand for Information Technology talent continues to increase and this trend will only grow over time. Our program provides hands-on experience in the tools that employers expect. But even more importantly, our program fosters the critical thinking skills that help make sure our students will be able to handle future skills and tools that our profession hasn’t yet invented. We help students develop the communication and teamwork skills that IT professionals use to understand business needs and work with a variety of users to create highly effective solutions." - Lynda Hodgson, Lead Faculty

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There was a certain moment when I looked in the mirror and I realized that in spite of my busy work schedule, I had been neglecting something really important for myself, which is to get your education. That’s when I found Northeastern. My friend told me about the College of Professional Studies bachelor completion program and he said that if you have military training, if you have off-duty education, or if you have courses and credits from another college, you can roll those right in and complete out your bachelor’s degree. I’m wrapping up my degree here and I’m bookending that journey that I started way back when I was sitting in my barracks room thinking “am I really going to do this or not?” and here I am now. It’s mission accomplished.

Matt Kiely Bachelor's in Information Technology, 2019

Now Let's Talk Admissions

You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

Application Facts – begin at our website

  1. No application fees
  2. No SATs or ACTs required
  3. Multiple start terms per year


  • Online application – free and simple to complete
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
    • Official high school degree or completed attestation form
    • Official GED
    • Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language

For more information on Bachelor's Completion Admissions Requirements, please visit our Application Web Page.

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

Admissions Details Learn more about the College of Professional Studies admissions process, policies, and required materials.

Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.

Here are a couple of transfer credit opportunities for students entering the BS in IT program:

  • Accredited Institutions—Students can transfer previously earned credits (up to 60 credits) from a regionally accredited institution such as a community college.
  • Year Up – Receive up to 28 credits toward the BS IT program for your Year Up experience. (That’s a savings of over $15,000!) Additionally, you’ll be strongly considered for a scholarship worth up to $10,000.
  • Grow with Google (IT Support Certificate) – Receive up to 12 credits toward the BS IT program when you complete Google’s IT Support Professional Certificate. (This a savings of approximately $6,000!)
  • Merit America – Receive up to 18 transfer credits for your Merit America IT Support and Java Development education program experience toward the BS IT program. Additionally, you’ll be strongly considered for a scholarship worth up to $10,000.

Learn more about these and other transfer credit for CPS bachelor’s completion programs

Your Head Start on a Master’s Degree

The PlusOne Accelerated Master’s Program provides motivated students with the opportunity to start earning their master’s degree while pursuing their undergraduate education. By completing the BS in Information Technology, you can advance your learning by applying up to 16 earned semester hours (or up to 22.5 quarter hours) toward both your bachelor's and master’s degree, allowing you to receive your graduate degree one year sooner than you would with a traditional master’s program in the following fields:

View the registrar’s website for program-specific information

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

The deadlines below are recommended; however, admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and applications submitted after these deadlines will still be considered for the upcoming term.

The domestic deadlines below allow time for those transferring credits. More details.

Summer 2021 Domestic Deadlines

Start Date: May 10, 2021 Deadline: April 12, 2021
Start Date: June 30, 2021 Deadline: June 2, 2021

Fall 2021 Domestic Deadlines

Start Date: September 9, 2021 Deadline: August 12, 2021
Start Date: October 27, 2021 Deadline: September 29, 2021

Spring 2022 Domestic Deadlines

Start Date: January 10, 2022 Deadline: December 13, 2021
Start Date: March 7, 2022 Deadline: February 7, 2022

Summer 2022 Domestic Deadlines

Start Date: May 9, 2022 Deadline: April 11, 2022
Start Date: June 29, 2022 Deadline: June 1, 2022

Student Body Profile

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in information technology is expected to grow much faster than average, and job prospects should be excellent. While the field continues to be very robust, college graduates with expertise in computer network systems, cyber security, and database administration are expected to enjoy the best opportunities.

Impressive Demand:

  • There is a 12% projected increase in IT positions from 2014 to 2024, totaling approximately 488,500 new jobs.

What can you do with your degree?

This degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in information technology and improve their aptitude for quantitative methods, programming, web and multimedia design, system and network administration, networking, and security.

Candidates for this program may be interested in pursuing a career in:

  • Computer network, systems, or database administrator
  • Information systems scientist or analyst
  • Web or multimedia designer
  • Networking or security specialist
  • Software developer or programmer

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Scholarships up to $10,000 are available for students in the BS in IT program. These include:

  • Professional Advancement Scholarship (average award $6,000 - $10,000)
  • Lowell Institute Scholarship (up to $15,000)
  • Dean’s “Break Through” Scholarship (up to $10,000)
  • Community College Scholarship (up to $5,000)

Learn more about these and other scholarship opportunities