Information Technology, BS (transition)

Students who matriculated prior to fall 2016 may either follow this curriculum or the new curriculum under "Lowell Institute Programs."

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.

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.

Core Courses

34 semester hours required

ENG 1105
and ENG 1106
College Writing 1
and Lab for ENG 1105
ENG 1107
and ENG 1108
College Writing 2
and Lab for ENG 1107
ENG 2105
and ENG 2106
Writing Workshop
and Lab for ENG 2105
ENG 3107
and ENG 3108
Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences
and Lab for ENG 3107
Course satisfying Engaging Differences and Diversity core3
PHL 2100Business Ethics3
or PHL 2140 Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering
Course satisfying Engaging with the Natural and Designed World core3
Course satisfying Understanding Institutions and Societies core3
ITC 2016End-User Data Analysis Tools3
MTH 1100College Algebra3

Foundation Courses

12 semester hours required

MTH 2400Technology and Applications of Discrete Mathematics3
ACC 2100Financial Accounting3
FIN 2105Introduction to Corporate Finance3
ITC 1100Human-Computer Interfaces3

Major Required Courses

39 semester hours required

ITC 2000Principles of Systems Analysis and Design3
ITC 1200Operating Systems Concepts3
ITC 2100Introduction to Programming Java3
ITC 2200Networking Foundations3
ITC 2400Web and Mobile Development3
ITC 2300Database Management Systems3
ITC 3100Advanced Applications Development3
ITC 4200Network Security3
ITC 3220Mobile and Wireless Networking3
ITC 4600Information Security Management3
ITC 4500IT Project Management3
ITC 4840Preparation for Information Technology Project3
ITC 4850Information Technology Project3

Major Elective Courses

12 semester hours required

Complete 12 semester hours from the following:12
Introduction to Art
Professional Speaking
Essentials of Computer Organization
Computer Engineering Programming and Analysis
Web Server Administration
UNIX Systems Administration
Organizational Behavior
Web Design and Multimedia
Database Websites with PHP/MySQL
Assessing Your Leadership Capacity
Introduction to Business
E-Commerce Systems
Data Structures and Algorithms
Web Server Administration
Database Administration
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Supply Chain Management
Object-Oriented Programming
Computer Operating Systems
Software Engineering
Information within the Enterprise
Data Warehousing Technologies
Compliance and Risk Issues in Information Technology
Introduction to Technical Writing
Writing for the Web

Open Electives

Complete a minimum of 23 semester hours in open electives to reach 120 semester hours.