Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Campus Locations Boston, Online
Also available 100% Online Yes
Other Format(s) Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Credits Required for Graduation 60
Entry Terms Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes


Hone Your Technical Skills

Rapid changes in  information technology (IT) are forcing corporations to reconsider what it takes to sustain competitive advantage. Northeastern is dedicated to educating the next generation of IT leaders who can apply information technology to fuel innovation and solve business problems. The Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Information Technology emphasizes the combination of outstanding technical skills, communication and leadership skills, and specialization in essential IT domains needed to grow your career.

This program is designed for students who have completed an associate degree or equivalent credits who would like to complete their bachelor's degree in an accelerated pace. Students who have an associate degree in Management Information Systems (MIS), Information Systems (IS), or Business are well suited for the accelerated, 20-month Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree completion program. However, the program does not require an associate degree in a technology-related area. In addition, applicants have the o pportunity for dual acceptance into the Fast-Track BS in IT and MS in Project Management when applying.

Formats: The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is also available for students who would like to complete this degree at their own pace; visit our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology web page.

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in information technology is expected to grow much faster than average, and job prospects should be excellent. 

While the field continues to be very robust, computer network, systems, and database administrators—particularly those with college degrees—are expected to enjoy the best opportunities.

Interested in Learning More?

Learn why the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is a good fit for you; watch our recent webinar on the program.

Explore the many fast-track benefits or watch the Undergraduate Fast-Track webinar.


Required Courses

Semester 1 (13 s.h.)

ENG 3105 Writing for the Professions-Business and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
ENG 3106 Lab for ENG 3105 1 s.h.
MGT 1100 Introduction to Business 3 s.h.
MGT 2310 Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.
ITC 2000 Principles of Systems Analysis and Design 3 s.h.

Semester 2 (13 s.h.)

ITC 2400 Web and Mobile Development 3 s.h.
ITC 1100 Human-Computer Interfaces 3 s.h.
CET 2200 Data Structures and Algorithms 3 s.h.
PHL 2100
MGT 2210
Business Ethics
Information within the Enterprise
3 s.h.
  Seminar 1 s.h.

Semester 3 (12 s.h.)

ITC 3320 Data Warehousing Technologies 3 s.h.
ITC 3300 Structured Query Language 3 s.h.
ITC 3220 Mobile and Wireless Networks 3 s.h.
ITC 4200 Network Security 3 s.h.

Semester 4 (12 s.h.)

ITC 3100 Advanced Applications Development 3 s.h.
ITC 3400 Web Design and Multimedia 3 s.h.
ITC 4500 IT Project Management 3 s.h.
ITC 4840 Preparation for Information Technology Project 3 s.h.

Semester 5 (10 s.h.)

ITC 4850 Information Technology Project 3 s.h.
ITC 4600 Information Security Management 3 s.h.
  ITC/CET elective or MGT 2210 3 s.h.
  Seminar 1 s.h.


Required minimum credit hours: 60 s.h.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Criteria:

In order to apply, applicants need to have completed an associate degree or 60 semester hours of transferrable college credit. For more information about prerequisite courses, please contact an admissions representative at 1.877.668.7727. We look forward to hearing from you!

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
  • Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
  • Academic transcript(s): must submit one of the following
    • Official associate degree stating conferral and date
    • Official high school transcript or GED and
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended- must be equal to 80quarter hours (60 semester hours) for transfer credit evaluation
  • Additional requirements: applicants must have experience in Information Technology or have completed related coursework, and have access to a laptop
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Undergraduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Estimated total tuition for this program is $31,140.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of semester hours. Most courses are 3-4 semester hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

Use our Tuition Calculator below to see if transfer credit or tuition reimbursement from your employer could reduce your total tuition.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2017-18 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be?

This undergraduate program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in information technology and would like to improve:

  • Programming
  • Web and multimedia design
  • System and network administration
  • Quantitative methods
  • Networking
  • Security

Careers to consider include:

  • Systems administrator
  • Information systems scientist or analyst
  • Computer engineer
  • Web or multimedia designer
  • Database administrator
  • Networking or security specialist

Program Format

This program is designed for students who have earned an associate degree or the equivalent number of credits (80 quarter hours or 60 semester hours) and are looking to earn their bachelor's degree at an accelerated pace. The office of admissions will work with applicants to evaluate and accept as many previously completed credits as possible. 

Online Format

The online format offers flexibility and convenience for working professionals with demanding schedules across the world. Using Northeastern University’s state-of-the-art learning management system and you will be guided through online coursework by your instructors.

Online classes are asynchronous, so there is no designated meeting time. Also, all online Fast-Track courses are completed with the same group of students allowing you to interact with familiar classmates over the six-term schedule. 

Additional Benefits

  • Transfer in your credits, and complete your degree in 18 months
  • Know your six-term course plan when you begin your program
  • Fast-Track program managers register you for all courses and advise you throughout your entire academic program
  • Develop a valuable network of professional contacts
  • Learn from classmates and the various industries and professions they represent
  • Dual acceptance into the Fast-Track BS in IT and MS in Project Management through one application.


Learning Outcomes

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Design and test range of information and communication technologies, drawing on theories, tools, and methods in the field, leading to improved information systems and user experience.
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Consolidate the knowledge of principles and applied methodologies from other fields of study to develop an approach to solving a broadly defined information technology problem.
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Apply the knowledge, skills, and current technologies and tools to implement quality systems, components, or processes that meet requirements.
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Interpret the ethical, legal, and social impacts of information technologies in a wider societal and global context
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.

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