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Overview

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.

Curriculum

General Requirements

Information Technology Global Classroom General Requirements

This is a typical plan of study.

Minimum Transfer Credit Required: 32 semester hours

Term 1

MTH 1100 - College Algebra 
3.00 
ITC 1200 - Operating Systems Concepts 
3.00 
PHL 2100 - Business Ethics 
3.00 
PHL 2140 - Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering 
3.00 
MGT 1100 - Introduction to Business 
3.00 

Note: Students may complete PHL 2100 or PHL 2140.

Complete one of the following two courses with corresponding lab:

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 

Term 2

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Note: Students may complete ITC 1100 or TCC 3450.

Term 3

ITC 2100 - Introduction to Programming (Java) 
3.00 
ITC 2200 - Networking Foundations 
3.00 
ITC 2000 - Principles of Systems Analysis and Design 
3.00 
ENG 3105 - Writing for the Professions: Science and Engineering 
3.00 
ENG 3106 - Lab for ENG 3105 
1.00 
 

Term 4

ITC 2300 - Database Management Systems 
3.00 
ITC 2400 - Web and Mobile Development 
3.00 
ITC 4600 - Information Security Management 
3.00 

Students select one of the following four courses:

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 
 

Major Elective - 3-4 s.h.

Term 5

Choose 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 
 

Choose of the following: 

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

Complete the following:

ITC 4840 - Preparation for Information Technology Project 
3.00 

Major Elective - 3 s.h.

Term 6

ITC 3400 - Web Design and Multimedia 
3.00 
ITC 3150 - Database Websites 
3.00 
ITC 4500 - IT Project Management 
3.00 
ITC 4850 - Information Technology Project 
3.00 
 

Note: Students may take ITC 3400 or ITC 3150.

Major Elective - 3 s.h.

Major Elective - 3 s.h.

Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:

  • Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
  • Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
  • Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.

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Career Outcomes

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

Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.

  • $1.6K Cost Per Course
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
  • 45% % Receiving Aid