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Overview

Northeastern University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology provides the skills and knowledge needed to build a vibrant career in IT. The challenge-based, experience-focused program fosters your critical thinking skills and brings you the in-demand skills sought by local, national, and global employers.

You’ll acquire in-demand knowledge and hands-on skills that industry employers are looking for as they fill more than 377,000 new jobs projected annually through 2029. The STEM-designated program reinforces core business skills, including project management, communications, organization, and group dynamics.

Optional concentrations offer you added skills and professional tools for you to succeed in your chosen path.

Analytics—includes foundational courses in probability theory and statistics, and advanced techniques in data mining and statistics for data analytics.

Applications Development—includes courses in web and mobile programming and databases.

Cybersecurity—includes courses in network security, computer forensics, and software vulnerabilities.

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Unique Features

  • Study in a hybrid format that combines online and on-campus learning—providing the flexibility you need to study when and where it’s convenient for you.
  • Participate in real-world, hands-on learning projects that ensure you gain the professional experience employers are looking for.
  • Learn from faculty experts with extensive experience in their fields—bringing you practical skills that advance your career.
  • Use your existing certifications, including A+, network certifications, PMP, and past experience toward course credits.

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Curriculum


For 100+ years, we’ve designed our programs with one thing in mind—your success. Explore the current program requirements and course descriptions, all designed to meet today’s industry needs and must-have skills. 

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Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace. This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

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Career Outcomes

Overall employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations from through 2032. About 377,500 openings are projected each year, on average. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2024)

What can you do with your degree?

This degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in information technology and improve their aptitude for quantitative methods, programming, web and multimedia design, system and network administration, networking, and security.

Candidates for this program may be interested in pursuing a career as a:

  • Computer and information systems manager; $179,700 average annual wage 
  • Database architect; $143,500 average annual wage 
  • Software developer; $140,600 average annual wage 
  • Information security analyst; $126,100 average annual wage 
  • Data scientist; $121,100 average annual wage 

(Hanover Research, 2024)

Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

Lynda Hodgson
Associate Teaching Professor

Admissions

    Fall, Spring, Summer
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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students. The below cost per credit is for non-lab courses. You can find the cost per credit of lab courses by visiting our Tuition and Fees page.

Active U.S. servicemembers and their spouses are eligible to receive an amended tuition rate of $250 per semester hour for our Bachelor Completion Programs through the College of Professional Studies. Northeastern is committed to making education within reach and affordable for our military-affiliated students. To learn more, visit our Fund Your Education page.

  • $541 Cost Per Credit
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
  • 45% % Receiving Aid