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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology: Business Minor Option
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The need for professionals with a strong information technology background is expected to continue its growth as business, government, schools, and other organizations seek new applications for computers, networks and mobile devices within the work environment.
UMass Lowell's Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology: Business Minor is designed for Information Technology students who are interested in gaining fundamental knowledge of management concepts and business practices. In addition to providing students with exposure to business and management principles, this program also presents an ideal opportunity for IT students who may be thinking about pursuing their MBA upon completion of their bachelor's degree.
This part-time degree program is available entirely online or as a mix of online and on-campus courses, providing a high degree of flexibility and convenience for busy adult students and working professionals.
As a non-profit public institution, UMass Lowell is dedicated to providing an education that's affordable and world class, and it's all backed by the academic integrity of a top-ranked research University.
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UMass Lowell offers courses during three semesters each year: Fall (Sept-Dec), Spring (Jan-May) and Summer (May-Aug). We recommend that students not take more than 1 or 2 courses during their first semester so that they can gauge the amount coursework required. Subsequent course loads may be determined by the students' own personal time constraints.
- 40 Courses / 120cr
All bachelor's degree candidates are required to earn a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA), to present a minimum of 120 semester hours, to fulfill the residency requirements, to conform to the general regulations and requirements of the University, to satisfy the regulations and academic standards of the colleges which exercise jurisdiction over the degrees for which they are matriculating, to satisfy the curriculum requirements established by the departments or programs in their major, and to complete the University's Core Curriculum requirements, which are listed within the program's curriculum outline. For additional information regarding the University's general policies and procedures, transfer credit information and residency requirements; please refer to our Academic Policies & Procedures.
UMass Lowell has built a solid reputation by offering one of the largest selections of online programs available through a traditional university. Courses are taught by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields, and by adjunct faculty who, as practicing professionals, bring real-world experience to online class discussions.
We are committed to providing you with high-quality, affordable online programs that make earning your degree or certificate more convenient than ever before. Our students have access to online course technical support 24x7, and our academic advisors are here to help every step of the way.
ECON2010, ACCT2010 pre; BU min
No previous programming experience required
Working knowledge of at least one higher level programming language; requires ANSI C/C++ standard compiler
Previous programming experience
P: INFO.2670 or INFO.2120; requires C++ compiler software
INFO.2680 or INFO.3010
Previous programming experience required; requires J2SE Development Kit (JDK) 6.0 or higher
INFO.2970 or INFO.2680; requires Sun Java Dev. Kit
INFO.2910 or knowledge of HTML
INFO.3110, and INFO.2670 or INFO.2120
Shell Scripting experience; required software with tex
INFO.2670 or INFO.2120, and INFO.3640
INFO.1600 and INFO.2020, or equivalent
Prerequisite 1: INFO.4620 TCP/IP & Network Architecture or related experience, and Prerequisite 2: INFO.3190 Introduction to Linux or INFO.3110 Introduction to the Linux/Unix Operating System, or related experience. Check prerequisites in all prerequisite courses.
INFO.2670 or previous programming Experience
Junior status, can be used to replace the sequence of INFO.4770 and INFO.4780
MATH.1115, equivalent, or passing Math Placement Exam
COM Filter courses,or BU minor
COM Filter courses,or BU minor
ENGL.1010 & ECON.2010 Pre-
At UMass Lowell, we believe that students should have as much information as possible up front so they can make informed decisions before enrolling in a degree program or signing up for a course.
Tuition for all undergraduate courses offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition for all online graduate courses is also the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is priced per credit. To calculate the tuition for a course, simply multiply the per-credit tuition by the total number of credits per course. Exception: If the total number of course contact hours is greater than the total number of credits, the per-credit tuition is instead multiplied by the total number of contact hours.
Fall 2020 Tuition
|Per Credit / Contact Hour|
|Undergraduate Face-to-Face Courses and Audit||$340.00|
|Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit (except Manning School of Business* Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit)||$380.00|
|Manning School of Business* Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit||$385.00|
*Applies to courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, FINA, MGMT, MKTG, MIST, POMS offered through the Manning School of Business
**Applies to courses with the following prefixes: CHEN, CIVE, EECE, ENGN, MECH, PLAS offered through the Francis College of Engineering. Applies also to MSIT courses in the Master's in Information Technology, Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity and the Graduate Certificate in Systems Models and Management.
|Registration Fee per Term||$30.00|
|Late Fee for Nonpayment||$50.00|
|Fee for Undergraduate Degree Application||$60.00|
You can take courses without being officially enrolled in a certificate or degree program, but you must meet course prerequisites. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited. We recommend that you register early to reserve your place in class.
For more information, please visit our Registration Page.
Complete the Online Undergraduate Degree Application Form (preferred), or print, complete and submit the Undergraduate Degree Application .pdf form. Please note: Your application will be processed once we have received your $60 application fee. Return your completed application along with your application fee to:
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies
839 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Questions? See our helpful Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process.
To be considered for acceptance into a bachelor's degree program offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies, students must hold a high school diploma or have passed either the GED® or HiSET®. Graduate, Online & Professional Studies operates on a rolling admissions basis and each application is reviewed when the student's file is complete. Students must be admitted to a degree or certificate program in order to be eligible for most financial aid.