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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


For 100+ years, we’ve designed our programs with one thing in mind—your success. Explore the current program requirements and course descriptions, all designed to meet today’s industry needs and must-have skills. 

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Experiential Learning

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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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.

Lynda Hodgson
Associate Teaching Professor

Admissions

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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. The below cost per credit is for non-lab courses. You can find the cost per credit of lab courses by visiting our Tuition and Fees page.

  • $541 Cost Per Credit
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
  • 45% % Receiving Aid