Discover Information Systems

Explore career opportunities and cutting-edge skills when majoring in IT or Cybersecurity at UMass Global.

Revolutionize the Future of Technology

A degree in information systems is your ticket into the tech world. Learn how you can earn a degree in cybersecurity or information technology with our WASC Senior College and University Commission accredited programs.


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

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Upskill in Real Time

From learning soft skills to programming, online IT degree programs help you upskill within the field of information technology in real-time.

Our programs are designed for the modern-day student, offering competency-based courses that will boost your resume. Some of the key skills you'll learn with our IT degrees that your future employer will value include:

  • Project Management
  • Systems Analysis
  • Programming in SQL, JavaScript, and Python
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Data Analysis

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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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BS, Information Technology (MyPath)
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Is a Cybersecurity Degree Worth It?

In today's world, where there is an ever-increasing reliance on digital platforms for everything from communication to commerce, the importance and value of cybersecurity professionals in the job market cannot be overstated. These professionals play a crucial role in safeguarding sensitive data and maintaining the integrity of digital systems, making them highly sought after in a variety of industries.

Making the decision to invest in a cybersecurity degree can be seen as a strategic move towards a career that is set to grow exponentially in the coming years, and those equipped with the right skills and qualifications will be well-positioned to take advantage of this trend.

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Flexible Ways to Learn

At University of Massachusetts Global, we recognize that every student is unique and can learn in different ways. Some are completely self-driven and can work on their own; others prefer the more traditional instructor-led approach. That’s why we offer two approaches for our online curriculum in our School of Business & Professional Studies — instructor-led/session-based degrees and competency-based, self-paced degrees (UMass Global MyPath). Which works better for you?

Self-Paced vs. Instructor-Led: Select the option that meets your needs!
100% online
Pace controlled by Student Instructor
Textbooks and course materials included
Start at Any time 6 convenient times per year
Tuition charged per Flat rate per session Unit per class
Ability to take breaks
Programs offered 9 Business & IT Programs 65+ programs, credentials, and certificates
Interact with classmates
How grading works Mastery of competencies (B or better) Traditional grading system
*Additional fees apply if student fails 1st attempt at final assessment
**Expectations are to take 12 units per 24-month period


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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you curious about undergraduate degrees in information systems / computer science? Get answers to frequently asked questions that can help you determine which major is right for you.

  • A Bachelor's in Cybersecurity focuses on protecting digital systems from threats, emphasizing security protocols, risk management, and ethical hacking. In contrast, a Bachelor's in Information Technology (IT) covers a broader range of topics including network administration, database management, and software development. Cybersecurity suits individuals interested in safeguarding data and thwarting cyber threats, while IT is ideal for those interested in managing technology infrastructure and optimizing system performance.

  • To pursue a career in information technology, a degree in the field is highly recommended. While some entry-level positions may accept candidates with certifications or relevant experience, a bachelor's degree in information technology provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills. Another option is a computer science degree, which also covers a broader range of IT topics.

  • To start a career in cybersecurity, it is recommended to pursue a degree in the field. This will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the industry. Additionally, gaining hands-on experience through internships or entry-level positions can greatly enhance your chances of securing a job. Networking with professionals in the field and staying updated on the latest trends and technologies will also help you stand out and advance in the cybersecurity industry.
  • Information technology can be a challenging major, but with dedication and a passion for the field, it is definitely achievable. The difficulty of the major also depends on your IT specialization with some concentrations requiring more technical skills than others. The key is to stay updated with the latest advancements and technologies, as the industry is constantly evolving. With the right education and experience, a career in information technology can be highly rewarding and offer excellent growth opportunities. 
  • With an IT degree, you can pursue a variety of rewarding careers in the tech industry. Some common job roles for IT graduates include software developer, network administrator, cybersecurity analyst, IT support specialist, and project manager. These roles offer excellent growth opportunities and the chance to work with cutting-edge technologies. Whether you're interested in coding, data analysis, or creating timelines, an IT degree can open doors to a wide range of exciting career paths.
  • When it comes to IT jobs, certifications can be highly beneficial. While not always required, certifications can demonstrate your expertise and enhance your job prospects. Some popular certifications in the IT field include CompTIA A+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Network+, and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) HTML5. These certifications can validate your skills and knowledge in specific areas of IT, making you a more competitive candidate in the job market.

    At UMass Global, our IT degree programs are designed to make you certification-ready upon completion of the course. Additionally, we offer competency-based education for our IT degrees that include when these certifications should be taken throughout the course.

  • During an information technology degree program, students may learn an array of skills and knowledge that are essential in the tech landscape. They delve into the intricacies of computer programming, where they learn the art of crafting code that bring software applications to life. Students often explore the fascinating realm of database management, where they master the art of organizing and manipulating vast amounts of data to ensure its accessibility and integrity.

    Additionally, students can engage in system analysis, where they develop the skills to analyze complex systems and identify areas for improvement, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency. Students can also expect to hone their problem-solving, collaboration, teamwork, and project planning skills.

  • A cybersecurity analyst plays a crucial role in protecting an organization's digital assets from cyber threats. They are responsible for monitoring and analyzing network traffic, identifying potential vulnerabilities, and implementing security measures to prevent unauthorized access. Additionally, they conduct regular security assessments and audits to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations. Overall, a cybersecurity analyst is instrumental in maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive data within an organization. Learn more about the day to day of a cybersecurity analyst.

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