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.

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 total cost for the Information Technology BA below.

The estimated tuition and fees for the Information Technology BA totals $91200.00, or 120 (includes Loyola academic credit and potential transfer credit and non-traditional credit) credit hours at a cost of $760.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

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 Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Information Technology BA are listed below. We encourage you to apply early as decisions may take longer during busy periods.

Rolling applications, recommended deadlines are:

Summer 2023: May 19, 2023
Fall I 2023: August 4, 2023
Fall II 2023: October 6, 2023
Spring I 2024: December 21, 2023
Spring II, 2024: February 23, 2024

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Information Technology BA include:

  • 2.0 Minimum GPA

International Student Requirements

Additional information regarding the application process for international students can be found on the International Student Requirements page.

Additional Details

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