BS in Information Technology (MyPath)

This online, self-paced information technology bachelor’s degree program is perfect for those who have working knowledge of IT systems and are ready to move on to increased levels of expertise and responsibility in the growing field of information technology. 

Self-Paced, Online Information Technology Bachelor's Program Overview

The UMass Global MyPath Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is an online, self-paced program built on a solid business foundation with a focus on Information Technology major courses. You will master essential BSIT topics such as networks, operating systems, database and security , as you learn cloud computing, web design, project management, business intelligence, data analytics, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, programming and software development.

As a UMass Global MyPath Bachelor of Science in Information Technology online student, you will:

  • Use your work experience to help you earn your degree.
  • Earn your degree while fully employed and maintain your personal life.
  • Work at your own pace, completing courses at the speed that works for you.
  • Complete all your BS in information technology courses online, anytime, anywhere.
  • Earn industry-endorsed certifications including CompTIA A+, CompTIA Cloud+, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Software Development Fundamentals and more,

Next Session

Continuous starts

Estimated Tuition

$3200/6 month access

Ways to Learn

Online (Self-Paced)


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 IT Program Curriculum

  • General Education requirements provide the liberal arts tradition, the intellectual foundation that enables students to expand their perspectives beyond the focus of a major. UMass Global graduates will be intellectually flexible, creative, articulate, and prepared for active and life-long participation in the knowledge-based world of the 21st century. UMass Global GE requirements are comprised of 6 Subdomains and 13 Competencies:

    SUBDOMAIN: Communications

    COMC 410 Interpersonal Communications

    Understand the skills required to interact effectively with others.

    COMC 101 Oral Communications

    Deliver a well-organized oral presentation using delivery techniques and supporting materials appropriate for the audience

    ENGC 103 Written Communications Level A

    Identify and apply key components of effective writing skills and APA.

    ENGC 104 Written Communications Level B

    Compose written arguments that are coherent, grammatically correct, and rhetorically aware.

    SUBDOMAIN: Humanities

    PHLC 110 Creative and Critical Thinking

    Develop a creative solution to a historical, social, ethnic, economic, technological, and/or geographic problem.

    HUMC 110 Disciplinary Relationships

    Analyze relationships between disciplines such as history, literature, religion, philosophy, and the fine arts.

    HUMC 115 Human Experience

    Analyze the ways in which the human experience is influenced by historical, social, ethnic, economic, technological, and/or geographic contexts.

    SUBDOMAIN: Information Literacy

    LBSC 320 Information Literacy Level A

    Evaluate and cite various information resources to understand ethical research practices.

    LBSC 321 Information Literacy Level B

    Apply academic research practices to complete an academic research project.

    SUBDOMAIN: Natural Sciences

    NSCC 115 Methods and Applications

    Apply the principles, concepts, and methods of the natural sciences.

    NSCC 111 Principles and Concepts, Level A

    Understand the Scientific Method as a process and master the fundamental principles, concepts, and methods of biology.

    NSCC 112 Principles & Concepts Level B

    Master the fundamental principles, concepts, and methods of chemistry and environmental science.

    SUBDOMAIN: Quantitative Reasoning

    MATC 203 Quantitative Fluency, Level B

    Apply the concepts of statistical reasoning, data analysis, modeling, and interpretation.

    MATC 103 Quantitative Literacy, Level A

    Explain accurate calculations and symbolic operations used to interpret social and economic trends.

    SUBDOMAIN: Social Sciences

    SOSC 110 Behavior and Cognition

    Evaluate individual, organizational, and social behavior.

    SOSC 115 Social Systems

    Using a social systems perspective, investigate global problems and develop possible solutions.

  • UMass Global Global Information Technology Core requirements are comprised of 4 Subdomains and 18 Competencies.

    SUBDOMAIN: Information Technology Foundations

    CSCC 251 Computer Systems Architecture

    Demonstrate an understanding of computer systems architecture.

    CSCC 408 Database

    Demonstrate an understanding of database systems, their applications and tools used to develop databases.

    CSCC 200 Fundamentals of Information Technology

    Develop an understanding of information technology fundamentals

    CSCC 353 Networking

    Demonstrate an understanding of networks, and create a network.

    CSCC 270 Security

    Demonstrate an understanding of information system security, applications, and the tools used.

    SUBDOMAIN: Information Technology Management

    OLCC 350 Ethics and Social Responsibility

    Describe the importance of ethical principles and social responsibility to business decisions.

    CSCC 363 Data and Information Management

    Utilized industry best practices to manage and organize organization data and information.

    OLCC 355 Organizational Dynamics

    Demonstrate an understanding of the impact organizational dynamics has on performance.

    CSCC 315 Organizations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise

    Demonstrate an understanding of information systems in global business.

    OLCC 414 Team Building

    Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of team dynamics to organizational effectiveness, productivity, and communication within an organization.

    SUBDOMAIN: Information Technology Operations

    MATC 251 Discrete Mathematics

    Identify fundamental concepts of discrete mathematics as they apply to computer programming techniques.

    CSCC 497 Information Technology Capstone

    Design an information technology solution for an enterprise-wide organizational need.

    CSCC 361 Operating Systems

    Troubleshoot and utilize modern operating systems in a variety of business settings.

    CSCC 383 Applied Project Management

    Create a project management plan using applications and tools including GIS.

    CSCC 410 Systems Analysis and Design

    Demonstrate an understanding of systems analysis and design, applications and tools used.

    SUBDOMAIN: Software Development

    CSCC 362 Fundamentals of Software Development

    Recognize appropriate programming constructs utilized in the building, testing, and debugging of software programs.

    CSCC 470 Mobile Development Fundamentals

    Develop and deploy an effective mobile based program for the web and mobile devices.

    CSCC 360 Web Design Technologies

    Utilize web development foundations and standards in the design, development and deployment of interactive web content.

  • UMass Global's Information Technology Generalist Emphasis requirements are comprised of 3 Subdomains and 8 Competencies.

    SUBDOMAIN: Data Analysis

    CSCC 477 Advanced Database Querying and Analytics

    Utilize advanced administration techniques to manage database design, security, and architecture.

    CSCC 478 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

    Transform data into meaningful and useful information for business analysis and reporting needs.

    CSCC 420 Database Querying and Reporting

    Develop database queries to manage tables and data using common SQL commands.

    SUBDOMAIN: Leadership

    HRCC 430 Conflict Management

    Develop and apply conflict management skills in an organizational setting.

    OLCC 325 Personal Leadership

    Develop a personal philosophy of leadership through a personal assessment, and focused on personal and professional development.

    SUBDOMAIN: Server Management

    CSCC 475 Cloud Computing

    Employ industry best practices in the development, maintenance, and deployment of cloud computing and virtualization technologies.

    CSCC 476 Server & Desktop Virtualization

    Utilize server virtualization technologies in the implementation and maintenance of virtualized desktops, servers, and network infrastructures.

    CSCC 364 Server Administration

    Use server administration techniques in the installation and maintenance of network infrastructure and directory services.

    Credit for Industry Standard Information Technology Certification(s)

    University of Massachusetts Global accepts the following industry standard certification examinations for college credit in the competency based Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program:

    Industry Standard Certification Substitution Course
    CompTIA IT Fundamentals

    CSCC 200

    Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Database Fundamentals Topics (Exam 98-364)

    CSCC 408

    CompTIA A+ 220-901

    CSCC 251

    CompTIA A+ 220-902

    CSCC 361

    Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Software Development Fundamentals (Exam 98-361)

    CSCC 362

    CIW Web Foundations Associate

    CSCC 360

    CIW Database Design Specialist

    CSCC 363

    CompTIA Projects+

    CSCC 383

    CompTIA Network+ Exam (Exam N10-006)

    CSCC 353

    Windows Server Admin Fundamentals (Exam 98-365)

    CSCC 364

    CompTIA Security+

    CSCC 270

    Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP): Server Virtualization (Exam 74-409)

    CSCC 476

    Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Exam 70-461)

    CSCC 420

    Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) HTMLS Application Dev Fundamentals (Exam 98-375 )

    CSCC 470


UMass Global MyPath is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission and the U.S. Department of Education. The curriculum in the MyPath program is accredited and equal to a traditional program, but is delivered in a different and innovative way.

CBEN Member

UMass Global is a member of C-BEN. C-BEN recognizes that today, competency-based education is still an emerging field with a small number of people and institutions understanding enough to describe it or implement it. C-BEN’s efforts focus on three main priorities: growing demand, building capacity, and removing barriers.

Meet Our Faculty

If I put more time in it I can get it done faster.  The best part is that you find out what you do know and what you need to know.
Venita C.
MyPath BBA, Information Systems Management
The flexibility is 100% my favorite thing. There are no deadlines. It means that if something does get in the way I don't get stressed about that.
Colin G.
MyPath BBA, Management and Organizational Leadership
When comparing the CBE experience to my previous traditional college experience, the CBE program is so much more fitting in allowing me to maintain a full time job and complete my degree.
Current Student
In some of the early competencies (Strategies, Marketing, etc.) I sailed through a lot of the coursework because it was material that I already use in my workplace.
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