Second Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology


For those who already possess a bachelor's degree, but are interested in making a career change, the UMass Lowell campus offers a 10-course program designed to award a bachelor's degree in Information Technology to those students who successfully complete the program.

Intended Audience:
Students who have earned a bachelor's degree in an unrelated discipline from an accredited institution of higher education.

To receive more information on this program, please click on inquire now to the right.

Sample a Course

Visit UMass Lowell's Second Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology webpage for more information.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is not presently accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Arkansas, Kansas or Minnesota. Due to recent legislative changes the University of Massachusetts Lowell is not seeking state authorization to offer online programs in those states. State and federal laws require colleges and universities to receive state authorization to offer online programs in states other than their own. Current UML students that move their residence to one of these states should contact in Online and Continuing Education to determine their eligibility to continue their program of study.



New students register for courses using UMass Lowell's New Student Registration Form. Follow the instructions for registering included on the form. Current students register for their courses online by logging into the secure Student Information System (SIS).

Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee per credit $375
Registration Fee per semester $30
Returned Check Fee per semester* $30
Undergrad Degree Application Fee $40
Total for course** $1155 (375x3crds. = 1125 + 30 registration fee per sem.)

*applicable when checks returned unpaid

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course

For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell's Division of Online and Continuing Education Website. Registration is administered through UMass Lowell's Registrar's Office. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact the Registrar's Office at 978.934.2550.


The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Did you know?

University of Massachusetts has earned several awards for its distance learning programs, faculty and technology including:

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell’s B.S. in Information Technology Ranked Among Top Affordable Online IT Degrees by Get Educated in 2011
  • UMass Ranked Among Top 10 Best Colleges in Online Education in Communication & Public Relations Degrees, 2011 by The Best Colleges
  • UMass ranks 19th highest-rated university in the world by the Times of London.
  • UMass ranked 56th in the Times of London’s Top 200
  • UMassOnline, UMass Boston President’s Special Achievement Award, Valerie C. Haven, Sloan-C 2010 Awards
  • University of Massachusetts Ranked Among Top 28 Best Value in Online Education for Human Services & Psychology Professionals, 2009 by Get Educated
  • Ranked Top 10 Online Degrees Colleges- September 2009 (Online Degree
  • UMassOnline Awarded Public Sector of the Year by Mass Technology Leadership Council , 2008
  • Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program, UMass Lowell's Online Graduate Behavioral Intervention in Autism Program, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards, 2008
  • 'Excellence in Online Teaching' Award, Dr. Jeannette E. Riley, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards, 2008
  • 21st Century Best Practices Award, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Program of Excellence, University Continuing Education Association (UCEA)-Journalism Certificate
  • Excellence in Faculty Development, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Programming, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Teaching, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • UMass Amherst Isenberg MBA, Top 10 national rankings, #4 Best Professors (2005, 2006, 2007 Princeton Review: Best Business Schools rankings)
  • 4th in Primary Care Education, U.S. World Reports
  • Excellence in Distance Teaching Education - United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

To be considered for acceptance into the 2nd Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, you will need to provide your official transcript from an accredited institution of higher education showing proof that you have completed a bachelor's degree in a discipline not related to Information Technology.

How to Apply
1) Apply Online OR complete the Degree Application Form (pdf) and send it to:

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Online & Continuing Education

OCE Admissions - Southwick Hall, Rm 203
1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA, 01854

2) Contact the educational institution from which you earned your bachelor's degree, and request that they send your official transcript directly to UMass Lowell at the address above.

UMass Lowell will review your application once all of your materials have been received. You can apply into the program at any time during the year. In order to be eligible for most financial aid, you will need to have applied and been accepted into the program.

For additional information on the application process for UMass Lowell's Online Undergraduate degrees, visit

Academic Counselors and Program Coordinators are available to answer questions regarding programs and the application process. Call UMass Lowell's Student Support Center at (800) 480-3190, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time, or email your questions to

For additional information on the application process for UMass Lowell's Online Undergraduate degrees, visit

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with UMass Lowell's Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.

For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (978) 934-4220 or email

Request Information

UMass Lowell Continuing Studies and Corporate Education
(978) 934-2474
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition Per Credit: 
Computer Science
Information Technology
Management Information Systems
Operations and Information Management
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