BA in Information Technology

The B.A. in Information Technology is designed for those interested in acquiring advanced knowledge and skills such as Java programming, object-oriented software development, web development, and IT management. You can begin the program with a minimal understanding of computers and finish with skills to an effective practitioner in the IT and Software Development fields or to pursue graduate study in Computer Science. It is ideal both for students who plan to begin new careers or reinvent current ones.

Students completing the BA in Information Technology with the School of Continuing and Professional Studies have the option to pursue admission into the dual BA/MS Information Technology program once they’ve completed 90 credit hours toward their undergraduate degree.

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Total Number of Major Courses 13
Total Number of Major Credit Hours 39 credit hours. Each student's remaining hours toward Core, mission specific requirements, and general elective requirements will vary depending on transfer credit. Please review the curriculum page to learn more about your requirements beyond your major credit hours.
Start Terms Students can begin during any of the 5 sessions throughout the academic year.
Transfer Credit Accepted Toward Major 18 credit hours / 6 courses
Schedule Format for Major Courses Major courses offered in 8-week sessions in an online format with evening and Saturday morning meeting times.
Schedule Format for Other Courses
(Core, mission, and school requirements)
Courses offered in 8-week sessions with fully online options, which may include both synchronous and asynchronous components with either evening or Saturday morning meetings.
Course Locations
(Major Courses)
Online. This major can be completed fully online.
Graduate Pathway

Completion of the dual degree program allows BA students to complete three courses (9 credit hours) that will apply both toward their BA and MS degrees. Completing these three courses while working toward an undergraduate degree will allow a student to reduce their time to completion for the MS in Information Technology.

BA/MS Information Technology Checklist

Application and Admission Requirements Application
Official transcripts from all prior institutions
2.0 GPA or higher and in good standing at all prior institutions
Tuition and Fees


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Loyola's School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers accelerated, online degree programs for computer science professionals. Apply now or request more information about Loyola’s IT degree programs.

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