Information Technology BA

About the BA in Information Technology at Loyola

Highly skilled and knowledgeable IT professionals are needed in virtually every industry. With the BA in Information Technology at Loyola University Chicago, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of IT principles, concepts, and practices. You will also acquire advanced knowledge and skills in areas such as network administration, Java programming, object-oriented software development, progject management, web development, and IT management.

Whether you are looking to begin or reinvent your career in information technology, Loyola's information technology degree will prepare you to become an effective IT and software development professional. The program follows current industry standards and incorporates an introduction to IT systems, networking, and security, giving you what you need to succeed in jobs with an information technology degree.

Program Structure

Loyola's information technology degree can be pursued full time or part time. Classes are held in a fully-online format. Ranked in the top 6% of online undergraduate degrees nationwide by U.S. News and World Report (2024), you will have access to innovative and impactful virtual learning experiences at Loyola.

The BA in Information Technology is a 39-credit-hour program. Each of your remaining hours toward core, mission-specific requirements, and general elective requirements will vary depending on transfer credit. You can transfer up to 18 credit hours/six courses toward the information technology degree at Loyola.

Why Choose Loyola for the BA in Information Technology?

Designed for working adults

With fully online classes offered in 8-week sessions, you have the flexibility you need to earn your information technology degree without rearranging your life.

With access to state-of-the-art computer labs, you will have the tools you need to benefit from Loyola's application-based learning approach using industry standards.

Courses for the information technology degree are taught by leaders in the IT field. They are highly experienced at teaching working adult learners like you.

The BA in Information Technology is offered through Loyola's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, a supportive environment with the resources you need for success.

Once you complete 90 hours toward the BA in Information Technology degree, you have the option to apply to Loyola's dual BA/MS Information Technology program.

You will earn your IT degree from an accredited university with a more than 100-year track record of supporting working adults looking to advance their education.

Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the School of Continuing and Professional Studies faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Information Technology BA program.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Information Technology BA program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Information Technology BA learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your return to school a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

Tuition and Costs

Students in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies will likely have the ability to influence their total cost through the use of transfer credit and non-traditional credit. Please keep that in mind when reviewing the variety of estimated total cost options for the Information Technology BA below.

On average, students in the Information Technology BA program transfer 60 credit hours to Loyola and 11 hours of non-traditional credit. We can accept and apply up to 36 credit hours of non-traditional credit (CLEP, DSST, and American Council on Education).

Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

Credit HoursCost Per Credit HourEstimated Total Tuition and Fees
45 (Minimum number of credit hours completed at Loyola.)$790.00$35,550.00
71 (Average number of credit hours completed at Loyola.)$790.00$56,090.00
120 (Maximum number of credit hours completed at Loyola. Please note that this number does not include any potential transfer credit or non-traditional credit.)$790.00$94,800.00

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

Information Technology BA Scholarships

Degree-seeking students in the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (SCPS) who have completed the scholarship application will be considered for the many scholarship opportunities available to students each semester.

Achieve the Degree Scholarships include both merit and need-based scholarships. Newly-admitted undergraduate degree-seeking students can expect to receive $2,000 in their first semester while awards for current students range from $1,100 to $3,000 per semester.

Students receiving tuition reimbursement from their employer should also consider seeking admission to the SCPS Fellow Scholarship program that will match up to $5,250 per academic year the reimbursement total you're eligible to receive from your employer.

For detailed information about tuition, costs, and aid, please visit the SCPS Tuition & Financial Aid page.

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Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Information Technology BA are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Fall I: August 5
Fall II: Oct 5
Spring I: Dec 21
May 20

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Information Technology BA include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • 2.0 Minimum GPA

Official Documents

Official transcripts are those that are sent directly by the college/university to Loyola University Chicago. Transcripts sent by the student to Loyola are considered unofficial documents, and while they may be utilized for initial review of your application, official transcripts are still required. Official documents should be sent by the institution to

International Applicant Requirements

An official English language proficiency exam is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit an official transcript evaluation. The transcript evaluation cannot be waived.

Please visit our International Applicant Requirements page for specific information regarding the application process for international students.

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