Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

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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, 18-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 3107 Writing for the Professions-Business and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
ENG 3108 Writing for the Professions-Business and Social Sciences Lab 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 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.

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

Learning Outcomes:


  1. Problem-solving
    Demonstrate problem-solving abilities that utilize a range of information and communications technologies.

  2. Technology skills
    Demonstrate an ability to use current computing tools and technologies to design and implement a systems component or process that meets requirements.

  3. Communications
    Demonstrate the ability to communicate with a range of groups and individuals to develop a common understanding of the impact of Information Technology solution approaches.

  4. Society and technology
    Demonstrate the ability to analyze ethical, legal, and social impacts of information technologies in a societal and global business environment.

  5. Life-long learning
    Identify and discuss opportunities for continuing professional development.

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