Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Information Technology Major (BS)

Information Technology Program  

The information technology major is jointly offered by the College of Management  and the Computer Science Department  in the College of Science and Mathematics . Major requirements are the same regardless of the student’s college, but program declaration and degree requirements differ.

Program Declaration

At time of admission to the University or by completing a Undergraduate Program Add/Change form .

For entry into the College of Management, the following criteria must be met:

  • a UMass Boston cumulative GPA of 2.50 on regular coursework (coursework from an international partnership program may not be included in this calculation)
  • at least 24 college credits; 12 of which must have been earned at UMass Boston as a full degree seeking student and have a letter grade assigned to them (i.e.: no “P” grades)
  • no incomplete grades (“INC”) on their UMass Boston transcript

*Certain courses do not count in the credit totals, including: All Academic Skills courses, ESL courses below ESL 101, P.E. activity courses and Freshman Studies Seminar (OCAS 100)

Degree Requirements

If this is the student’s only or primary major, the degree requirements below must be completed for graduation. See graduation requirements  for more information.



Major Requirements

Complete at least 57 credits from 18 or 19 courses including one problem solving course, one statistics course, two programming courses, five 200-level information technology courses, four to five track courses, three professional electives, one project management course, and one capstone.

Track: Students must choose from one of four major tracks: system administration, information architecture, business intelligence, or computer forensics. The track should be declared by the start of the junior year after consultation with an advisor.

Pass/fail: No courses taken pass/fail may be applied toward the information technology core or the major track requirements.
Residency: See major track requirements below.

Course Requirements

Problem Solving Course (3 Credits)

Statistics Course (3 Credits)

Complete one from below.

Major Track (12 to 15 Credits)

Complete four to five courses from one of the tracks below.


Professional Electives (9 Credits)

Take three additional courses from below.

Students may also choose courses from another IT track.

Project Management Course (3 Credits)

Capstone (3 Credits)