BS in Information Technology, Project Management

Building upon the core Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, this emphasis in project management prepares students to manage all aspects of IT projects. From project planning to programming to implementation, you’ll have the skills and understanding to manage IT projects in any enterprise.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with emphasis in project management gives students the solid knowledge base in IT to become an effective project manager. Information technology project managers are responsible for scheduling, planning, and managing IT projects for organizations across the private and public sectors. This UMass Global BSIT provides an excellent understanding of all the elements that an IT project manager oversees.

  • Learn the foundations of IT and the latest evolving technologies.
  • Become familiar with programming, operating systems, database management, and system security.
  • Learn how to manage complex technical projects, such as systems upgrades and new technology introductions, to ensure they are completed on time and to specifications.
  • Develop the skills to plan and coordinate the efforts of internal IT teams and third-party contractors to keep projects on track.
  • Three courses in various aspects of project management complete your emphasis.

*Program is currently unavailable for students in the state of Washington. Please contact an enrollment coach for state restriction information.

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Summer II (Jun 24, 2024)

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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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Looking back, there is no doubt that I made the right decision to join UMass Global. I would have regular sync ups with my Academic Coach to discuss how I should be pacing myself according to projected timelines which we discussed prior to starting the program. Each and every professor I had the pleasure to learn from were always responsive and resourceful to help unblock difficulties I would be having with the coursework.
Soham Ashodiya
BS, Information Technology (MyPath)

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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
    active military?

    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.


    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
    • Students with IT professional certification(s) may substitute courses as outlined below provided that their certification(s) are unexpired and currently recognized in the field.  Refer to MyUMassGlobal for additional information on IT certification substitutions listed by catalog year. If you complete the Industry Standard Certification in column 1, you do not need to take the course(s) listed as Substitution Course in column 2, as you will be granted transfer credit.

      Industry Standard Certification Substitution Course
      MCSE, CCNP, MCSA: Windows Server

      CSCU 353; CSCU 453

      Oracle DBA, MCDBA, MCSA: SQL Server 2008, MCSA: SQL Server 2012

      CSCU 408; CSCU 453

      CompTIA A+

      CSCU 251

      CompTIA Network+

      CSCU 353

      CompTIA Security+

      CSCU 270

      CompTIA Cloud Essentials

      CSCC 475 (approved substitution for CSCU 251)

      VCP (VMWare Certified Professional)

      CSCU 251; CSCU 353

      RHCSA (Red Hat Systems Administrator)

      CSCU 251; CSCU 353

      CASP (CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner)

      CSCU 270; CSCU 375

      CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)

      CSCU 270; CSCU 375

      CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker)

      CSCU 270; CSCU 375

      CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)

      CSCU 270; CSCU 375

      CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)

      CSCU 270; CSCU 375

      PMP (project management professional)

      CSCU 383; CSCU 385

      Six Sigma Green Belt

      CSCU 383; CSCU 415

      CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

      CSCU 353

      CompTIA IT Fundamentals

      CSCU 200

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