B. S. in Information Technology (BSIT)
The Department of Information Technology will train tomorrow’s Internet and Intranet innovators – digital problem-solvers who will lead America’s fastest growing career field. IT graduates will establish and maintain computer networks; design web pages using sound and graphics; maintain databases; help businesses work smarter and make better decisions; and share information around the world through data communications.
Why Study IT at Georgia Southern?
At Georgia Southern University, students 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 students will be exposed to cutting-edge issues.
Georgia Southern provides a student-centered environment led by faculty members who truly care about student success. Students will experience the difference that high levels of interaction with a dedicated faculty can make. Unlike larger schools, classes are taught by qualified professors, rather than graduate students, and class sizes are smaller.
Students will have opportunities to interact with business leaders and executives from such companies as BMW, AT&T, Gulfstream and The Coca-Cola Company. Members of the IT Advisory Council and the Business Advisory Council, all of whom are distinguished in their fields, regularly bring their expertise to campus as guest speakers.
Georgia Southern’s IT curriculum is unique. It 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. Students will also do an internship and gain valuable real-world experience.
IT remains one of the fastest growing job sectors in America. Companies working in partnership with Georgia Southern’s IT program include BellSouth Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia Pacific Corporation, The Home Depot, Inc., Southern Company, ESRI, IXL of Atlanta, Oracle, SAP and many more.
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.
- 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.
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.
A few years after graduation, students with a BS in Information Technology will be able to::
- Take on positions as I.T. leaders and/or embark on a research career in the field
- Collaborate effectively in teams
- Work effectively in the IT field to make a positive contribution to society
Upon graduation, students with a BS in Information Technology will be able to:
- Identify and define the requirements that must be satisfied to address user needs
- Analyze user requirements to design IT-based solutions
- Identify and evaluate current technologies and assess their applicability to address individual and organizational needs
- Work in project teams to develop and/or implement IT-based solutions
- Use current computing techniques, skills, and/or technologies.