Bachelor of Science in Information Technology -- Second Degree


For those who already possess a bachelor's degree but are interested in making a career change, UMass Lowell offers a 10-course program designed to award a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree 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 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology -- Second Degree 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 $380
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Undergrad Degree Application Fee $60
Total for Course** $1,170 ($380 x 3 credits = $1,140+ $30 registration fee per semester)

*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 many awards for its distance learning programs, faculty, and technology including:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Program Ranked Among Top Affordable Online IT Degrees by
  • Named Top Online Bachelor's Degree Programs by U.S. News & World Report
  • 21st Century Best Practices Award, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Excellence in Faculty Development, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Programming, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Teaching, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Distance Teaching Education, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

To be considered for acceptance into the Second Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology program, 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 apply and be accepted into the program.

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

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UMass Lowell Advising Center
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition Per Credit: 
Computer Science
Information Technology
Management Information Systems
Operations and Information Management
Degree Finder Course Finder Request Information 877-MY-UMASS