BS in Information Technology (MyPath)

This online, self-paced B.S. in Information Technology degree is perfect for those interested in IT systems who are ready to move to increased levels of expertise and responsibility in the growing field of information technology.

Position Yourself for a Career in Information Technology

The UMass Global MyPath general emphasis IT degree is a fully online, competency-based program that provides a broad base of information technology courses to help you become a well-rounded information technology generalist. Working at your own pace, you’ll master essential IT topics such as networks, operating systems, databases, and security. As your online IT coursework progresses, you’ll learn cloud computing, web design, project management, business intelligence, data analytics, problem solving, interpersonal skills, programming, and software development.

  • 100% Online - Our online IT degree coursework is designed for adult learners, allowing the flexibility you need.
  • Earn Industry -Endorsed Certifications - Part of your final involves passing required industry certifications related to real-world IT applications, including CompTIA A+, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and others. We offer these for free as part of your coursework.
  • UMass Global MyPath - Competency-based MyPath coursework allows you the flexibility to work at your own pace, completing courses at the speed that works for you.
  • Built for Working Adults - Earn your degree while fully employed, making it easier to juggle the various aspects of your personal life.
  • Credit for What You Know - Have you already earned one or more certificates? We’ll provide direct college credit for each of those that qualify on this list (scroll to page bottom).

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$3200/6 month access

Ways to Learn

Online (Self-Paced)


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Affordable, asynchronous classes that fit your work schedule, offered 100% online so you can learn while you earn.

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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 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 and 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

      MTA Database Fundamentals Topics

      CSCC 408

      CompTIA A+ 220-901

      CSCC 251

      CompTIA A+ 220-902

      CSCC 361

      MTA Software Development Fundamentals

      CSCC 362

      CIW Web Foundations Associate

      CSCC 360

      CIW Database Design Specialist

      CSCC 363

      CompTIA Projects+

      CSCC 383

      CompTIA Network+ Exam

      CSCC 353

      Windows Server Admin Fundamentals

      CSCC 364

      CompTIA Security+

      CSCC 270

      MCP: Server Virtualization

      CSCC 476

      MCP: Querying Microsoft SQL Server CSCC 420 2012

      CSCC 420

      MTA HTMLS Application Dev Fundamentals

      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.
    Current Student

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Questions about Online BS Information Technology Generalist program? Browse through frequently asked questions about Nursing at UMass Global. 

    What is the difference between a BA and a BS in information technology?

    A BA program designation represents a Bachelor of Arts degree, whereas a BS designation represents a Bachelor of Science degree. The titles and designations of programs differ between universities, but at University of Massachusetts Global our IT programs have a structure aligned with a Bachelor of Science. Traditionally, degrees listed as a BS align more closely with science, math, and technology; BA programs generally align with arts, humanities, and the social sciences. Through this BS in Information Technology program, you will learn skills aligned with programming, networking, discrete mathematics, and computer systems architecture.

    What is the highest qualification in information technology?

    Like most fields, the highest level of education-based qualification is a doctoral degree. Thus, the highest qualification in information technology would be a doctoral degree in the field of computer and information technology. Certifications in the IT field are also viewed as valuable indications of your subject matter expertise.

    Is it better to be an IT specialist or an IT generalist?

    Whether it’s better to be an IT generalist or an IT specialist depends on various factors, including your career goals, the job market, personal preference, and the specific needs of the organizations you wish to work for. Companies often seek IT generalists because they possess a broad range of skills and knowledge across different IT domains and can bridge the gap between specialists from different areas. Generalists often have a better understanding of how different technologies interact, which can be valuable in creative problem-solving and innovation.

    Is it worth earning a BS in Information Technology degree?

    There are many obvious benefits to getting a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Technology (IT):
  • High demand for IT professionals: There is a high demand for skilled IT professionals across various industries, and the demand is expected to continue to grow in the future. Having a BS in Information Technology can open various career paths and provide job stability.
  • Good compensation: IT careers are known for offering competitive salaries and benefits, making it a financially rewarding career path.
  • Opportunity for advancement: An IT degree can provide a foundation for career growth and advancement. With experience and additional training, IT professionals can move into management positions or specialize in specific areas of IT.
  • Constant innovation: The field of IT is continually evolving, and professionals need to stay up to date with the latest technologies and trends. Pursuing a BS in IT provides an opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in the field and prepare for future opportunities.
  • Flexibility: IT is a versatile field, and professionals can work in various industries and sectors. They can also work remotely, providing a flexible work-life balance.
  • Overall, earning a BS in Information Technology provides a foundation for a rewarding career path with job security, advancement opportunities, and strong earning potential.

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