BS in Information Technology

Propel your career forward with a degree in information technology. Develop skills in systems analysis, programming, communication and more.

Program Overview

University of Massachusetts Global’s online BSIT helps 21st-century students become workforce-ready for computer technology careers. Students may hone skillsets including collaboration, problem-solving IT issues, utilizing technology tools, information systems integration and more.

As a computer technology student, you will:

  • Identify business needs and how to make improvements
  • Understand how and when to implement risk management strategies
  • Learn crucial IT ethical, legal and social responsibilities

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Your CompTIA certificates are recognized and count toward your degree in our regular and accelerated programs.


University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process and submit required documents. Documents required vary based on the number of transferable credits and include:


    • High school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation


    • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
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    Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts.


    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.


    BS in Information Technology Program Curriculum

    • Bachelor degrees require students to complete a minimum of 120 semester units which include a combination of General Education requirements and program specific requirements. In the absence of sufficient transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the 120 total units for the degree which a UMass Global Academic Advisor will help you evaluate.


      Code Course Name Credits
      Basic Skills 12
      ENGU103 Writing Communication I: Writing and Rhetoric 3
      ENGU 104 Written Communication II: Writing About Literature 3
      MATU 103 Applied Mathematics 3
      COMU 101 Public Speaking 1 3
      Quantitative reasoning 3
      Oral communication 3
      Breadth Requirements 24
      Humanities Select from 3 different areas: Communications, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies 9
      Natural Sciences Select 6 credits 6
      Social Sciences Select from 3 different areas: Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Political Science/Legal Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology 9
      Liberal Education Foundations 6
      LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity 3
      LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations 3
      Total Credits 42
    • Code Course Name Credits
      COMU 410 Organizational Communication


      CSCU 251 Introduction to Computing Systems Organization 3
      CSCU 270 Information System Security


      CSCU 301 Introduction to Programming 3
      CSCU 353 Data Communications and Computer Networks 3
      CSCU 360 Web Design Technologies 3
      CSCU 361 Operating Systems 3
      CSCU 397 User Experience and Interaction Design 3
      CSCU 408 Database Management


      CSCU 498 Capstone Project 3
      MATU 203
      Introduction to Statistics


      OLCU 350
      Leadership and Professional Ethics


      OLCU 414
      Team Building


      Common Requirements Subtotal




      Students choose four approved elective courses, gain Dean's approval for

      alternative courses, or may select from an emphasis area below.



      Emphasis Subtotal


      Total Credits


    • Select three courses from the following approved electives:

      Code Course Name Credits
      CSCU 200 Introduction to Computers and Data Processing  3
      CSCU 305 Applied Data Wrangling  3
      CSCU 315 Organizational Information Systems  3
      CSCU 362 Fundamentals of Software Development  3
      CSCU 373 Introduction to Data Management  3
      CSCU 375 Data Encryptions and Information Security  3
      CSCU 383 Applied Project Management  3
      CSCU 385 Project Work Structure and Resources Management  3
      CSCU 408 Database Management  3
      CSCU 410 Structured Systems Analysis and Design  3
      CSCU 415 System Quality Assurance and Training  3
      CSCU 453 Network Implementation  3
      CSCU 458 Advanced Web Based Database Systems  3
      CSCU 483 Project Risk Management  3
      OLCU 303 Organizational Development and Change  3
       Total Credits  
    • Code Course Name Credits
      CSCU 383 Applied Project Management  3
      CSCU 385 Project Work Structure and Resources Management  3
      CSCU 483 Project Risk Management  3
       Total Credits 9

    Meet Our Faculty

    I was surrounded by peers who went to school 10-15 years prior. I feel that my education catapulted me above my peers. After all, I was learning about current technologies and how to work in a global economy.
    Tami F.
    BS, Computer Information Systems
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    There is no question that the architecture of the program is perfect for individuals who would like to continue their education alongside other personal priorities. However, there are a couple tips and considerations I would like to give to those considering applying to UMass Global. Being disciplined and honest to yourself about the time you dedicate to the working on coursework is crucial for your success in this program.
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