Information Technology, BS

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to promote career advancement and pursue advanced degrees in information technology and to provide the critical-thinking and information technology skills needed by local, national, and global employers.

Students have the opportunity to develop strengths in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, and management of modern information technology systems. Courses cover the critical technology areas of programming for traditional, web, and mobile applications and for networking, database, and information security. The curriculum also includes courses focused on key business areas needed to integrate and manage technology and technology projects in the workplace.

Students may develop the technical and problem-solving skills that allow them to pursue careers in the professional areas of applications development, web and multimedia design, systems and network administration, database administration, and business analysis.

Global Classroom

This streamlined program is designed for international students with at least 32 applicable credits of previous undergraduate study. It is also suitable for those who wish to transfer after a higher-education qualification in their home country. Students can finish up to six remaining semesters of study within two calendar years.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.

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:4
College Writing 1
and Lab for ENG 1105
College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers
and Lab for ENG 1103
Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:
ENG 1107
and ENG 1108
College Writing 2
and Lab for ENG 1107
4
ENG 3105
and ENG 3106
Writing for the Professions: Science and Engineering
and Lab for ENG 3105
4
Information Technology
ITC 1200Operating Systems Concepts3
ITC 2016End-User Data Analysis Tools3
Management
MGT 1100Introduction to Business3
MGT 2310Organizational Behavior3
Mathematics
MTH 1100College Algebra3
MTH 2400Technology and Applications of Discrete Mathematics3
Philosophy
PHL 2140Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering3
Total Hours33

Major Courses

42 semester hours required

Systems Analysis and Design
ITC 2000Principles of Systems Analysis and Design3
Programming
ITC 2100Introduction to Programming (Java)3
Complete one of the following:3
Computer Engineering Programming and Analysis
Data Structures and Algorithms
Object-Oriented Programming
Advanced Applications Development
Networking
ITC 2200Networking Foundations3
Complete one of the following:3
Mobile and Wireless Networking
Network Security
Human-Computer Interaction
Complete one of the following:3
Writing for the Web
Human-Computer Interaction
Database
ITC 2300Database Management Systems3
Complete one of the following:3
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Database Websites
Data Warehousing Technologies
Web and Mobile Applications
ITC 2400Web and Mobile Development3
Complete one of the following:3
Web Design and Multimedia
Database Websites
Professionalism
ITC 4500IT Project Management3
ITC 4600Information Security Management3
Capstone
ITC 4840Preparation for Information Technology Project3
ITC 4850Information Technology Project3
Total Hours42

Professional Electives

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

Optional Concentrations

Note: Please consult with your advisor.

Applications Development Concentration

Complete five courses from the following that have not been taken to fulfill major requirements:15
Data Structures and Algorithms
Object-Oriented Programming
Software Engineering
E-Commerce Systems
Advanced Applications Development
Database Websites
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Data Warehousing Technologies
Web Design and Multimedia

Systems Administration and Cyber Security Concentration 

Complete five courses from the following that have not been taken to fulfill major requirements:15
Mobile and Wireless Networking
UNIX Systems Administration
Legal and Ethical Issues in Cybersecurity
Network Security
Web Server Administration
Database Administration
Compliance and Risk Issues in Information Technology
Forensics in Information Technology
Encryption Concepts
Software Vulnerabilities

Electives

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

Term 1Hours
Complete one of the following:4
Complete the following:
MTH 11003
ITC 12003
PHL 2100 or 21403
MGT 11003
 16
Term 2Hours
ITC 20163
ITC 1100 or TCC 34503
ENG 1107
and ENG 1108
4
MTH 24003
Open elective3
 16
Term 3Hours
ITC 21003
ITC 22003
MGT 23103
Open elective3
Open elective3
 15
Term 4Hours
ITC 23003
ITC 20003
GET 2100, CET 2200, CET 2300, or ITC 31003
Open elective3
Open elective3
 15
Term 5Hours
ITC 24003
ITC 3300, 3150, or 33203
ITC 3220 or 42003
ENG 3105
and ENG 3106
4
Major elective3
 16
Term 6Hours
ITC 3400 or 31503
ITC 45003
Major elective3
Open elective3
Open elective3
 15
Term 7Hours
ITC 46003
ITC 48403
Major elective3
Major elective3
Open elective3
 15
Term 8Hours
ITC 48503
Major elective3
Open elective3
Open elective3
 12
Total Hours: 120