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.
FASTRACK Program benefits
- Designed for those interested in leadership roles in a growing IT job market
- Earn your degree from an accredited, non-profit college, with a 100-year track record of quality in adult education
- Accelerated 8-week courses allow you to complete your degree quickly
- Online or on-campus—learn with other adult students who, like you, bring experience and knowledge to the classroom
- Learn from Loyola Department of Computer Science professors at the top of their fields
For more information on the BA in Information Technology degree program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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||Courses offered in 8‐week sessions with online and evening
|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 meetings, and blended options with either evening or Saturday morning meetings.|
|Blended courses offered on the Water Tower Campus (820 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago). This major can also be completed fully online.|
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.
|Application and Admission Requirements||Application
Official transcripts from all prior institutions
2.0 GPA or higher and in good standing at all prior institutions
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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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