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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)

Program Overview

The Department of Information Technology trains tomorrow’s Internet and Intranet innovators – digital problem-solvers who will lead America’s fastest growing career field. As an IT graduate you will:

  • Establish and maintain computer networks
  • Design interactive web sites and mobile applications
  • Maintain and manage databases
  • Help businesses work smarter and make better decisions
  • Share information around the world through data communications

FACTS ABOUT THE B.S. IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

You will enjoy world class facilities complete with 25 interactive learning and study rooms, 10 computer labs, 14 electronic classrooms, a 120-seat lecture hall and a 240-seat auditorium, occupying nearly 140,000 square feet.

Our Academic Alliances with industry partners provide you with experience using state of the art equipment with access to professional level software.

National accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) assures you and your parents that our program meets the standards of the profession for which it prepares students.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

2014 Entry-level IT Salaries
  • Application developer: $86,162
  • Database analyst: $74,344
  • Database developer: $96,922
  • Information security: $88,170
  • Mobile specialist: $87,087
  • Network engineer: $82,992
  • Storage administrator: $91,932
  • Systems programmer: $100,063
  • Source: 2014 IT Salary Survey

IT remains one of the fastest growing job sectors in America. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics computing occupations are expected to grow 18 percent, adding 685,800 new jobs between 2012 and 2022, reporting an average annual wage of $82,010 in 2013.

Qualified entry-level IT workers are in demand and well paid according to Computerworld’s 2014 IT Salary Survey.

Companies working in partnership with Georgia Southern’s IT program include BellSouth Corporation, AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia Pacific Corporation, General Motors, The Home Depot, Inc., Southern Company, ESRI, IXL of Atlanta, Oracle, SAP and many more.

Why Georgia Southern?

At Georgia Southern University, you will work with professors who have a reputation for quality instruction and who have earned professional recognition. Many have work experiences that enrich class discussions and ensure that you’re exposed to cutting-edge issues.

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Georgia Southern provides a student-centered environment led by faculty members who truly care about student success. You will experience the difference that high levels of interaction with a dedicated faculty can make.

ONLY AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN

As a student, you will have opportunities to interact with business leaders and executives from such companies as BMW, AT&T, Gulfstream and The Coca-Cola Company and many more. Members of the IT Professional Advisory Committee, all of whom are distinguished in their fields, regularly bring their expertise to campus as guest speakers.

Georgia Southern’s IT curriculum is unique. Our program was developed after extensive consultation with leaders in the IT industry. It includes a strong IT core with a specialization area, an emphasis on hands-on engagement, and a second discipline in an IT-user field. Our degree program covers the main information technologies of programming, database, networking and web development, while stressing the applications of these technologies in a range of different areas.

As part of your program, all IT students complete an internship and gain valuable real-world experience assuring that you are work-ready when you graduate.


CURRICULUM & PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Program & Course Descriptions
Course Sequences

Transfer Credits

Credits for core courses are transferable across all schools within the University System of Georgia.

University Orientation course (FYE 1220) is still required, which is unique to Georgia Southern University, for those students who transfer less than 30 semester credit hours.

Any major-specific requirements will be evaluated by the Admissions Office and /or the major department, and appropriate credit will be assigned.

Students who transfer from outside of the University System of Georgia will be evaluated by the Admission Office and/or the major department, and the appropriate transfer credit will be assigned.


Graduation Requirements
  • 51 credits in IT major
  • 9 elective credits
  • 18 credits in a second discipline
  • 48 University credits
  • 126 credits total
  • 280 hour internship in a related field

View the BSIT program requirements and course descriptions.


IT Minor

The Information Technology Minor offers two tracks: a Networking track and Web track.


MISSION, OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES
Mission

The primary aim of our BS program in Information Technology (IT) is to prepare students for successful careers as I.T. professionals in order to make a positive contribution to society. This aim enhances the lives of our graduates and serves the needs of our constituents. We do so in full cognizance of Georgia Southern University’s aims to develop “students who value honesty, civility and the dignity of work” (Excerpt from Georgia Southern’s mission statement). At the same time, we hope to give the students an enjoyable learning experience, enhanced by innovative pedagogical approaches.


Objectives

A few years after graduation, students with a BS in Information Technology will be able to::

  1. Take on positions as I.T. leaders and/or embark on a research career in the field
  2. Collaborate effectively in teams
  3. Work effectively in the IT field to make a positive contribution to society

Outcomes

Upon graduation, students with a BS in Information Technology will be able to:

  1. Identify and define the requirements that must be satisfied to address user needs
  2. Analyze user requirements to design IT-based solutions
  3. Identify and evaluate current technologies and assess their applicability to address individual and organizational needs
  4. Work in project teams to develop and/or implement IT-based solutions
  5. Use current computing techniques, skills, and/or technologies.
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