CEIT

I. T. Program & Course Information

Resources for current IT students

IT professionals focus on meeting the needs of users within an organizational and societal context through the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies. They must, therefore, have a good understanding of the various information technologies and the type of activity in which the organization is involved. The BSIT prepares students for careers as IT professionals.

Students complete a set of core IT courses, a required internship experience, and an IT specialization area. (Note: Additional requirements apply to students who entered the program prior to Fall 2016. These students should check with their advisor for details).

Beginning in the fall of 2016, students may choose the new BSIT with a Data Science concentration. In addition to common IT core courses, the data science degree also requires courses that focus on the skills needed to manage big data. See what’s different about the Data Science concentration and read more about big data and the emerging data science scene at Georgia Southern.

Below you will find the IT program requirements and course descriptions, including rationale for inclusion, objectives and outcomes. You may also view the IT program admission criteria and catalog course descriptions.

Search for courses offered by term using the university Course Search.

View the Anticipated IT Course Offerings for 2016 through 2019.


Required Core IT Courses

Core IT courses for students starting Fall 2012 or later:

Students entering the IT program prior to fall 2012 should refer to the Prior IT Core Requirements information.

Course Description
IT 1130 Introduction to I.T. ico-web
IT 1430 Web Page Development ico-web
IT 2333 IT Infrastructure ico-web
MATH 2130 Discrete Mathematics ico-web
WRIT 2130 Technical Communications ico-web

IT 3130 Web Application Design and Development I*

OR

IT 2430 Data Programming I*

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IT 3131 Web Application Design and Development II*

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IT 2431 Data Programming II*

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CISM 3134 Data Communications ico-web
IT 3233 Database Design and Implementation ico-web
IT 3234 Systems Acquisition, Integration, and Implementation ico-web
IT 4130 I.T. Issues and Management ico-web
IT 4131 Information Technology Capstone Project ico-web
IT 4790 I.T. Internship ico-web

*IT majors must complete one of two programming course sequences: either IT 2430 and IT 2431, or IT 3130 and IT 3131. The appropriate sequence depends on the student’s Specialization Area. Students in the Data Science concentration must take the data programming sequence, IT 2430 and IT 2431. Students should consult with their advisor prior to enrolling in these courses.


Specializations

In addition the core, students must choose an I.T. specialization.

Information Management

Course Description
IT 5135 Data Analytics (Spring)– previously IT 4135 Information Organization and Retrieval ico-web
IT 4136 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (Fall) ico-web
CISM 4237 Business Intelligence ico-web

Networking and Datacenter Administration

Course Description

IT 4335 Network Architecture (Spring) or

CISM 4238 Network Administration

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and 2 of the following
IT 4234 Datacenter Management (Fall) ico-web
IT 5433 Information Storage and Management (Spring) ico-web
IT 5434 Network Security Fundamentals (Fall) ico-web

Web and Mobile Foundations:
(previously Web and Multimedia Foundations)

Course Description
IT 3132 Web Software (Spring and Fall) ico-web

IT 5235/5235H Advanced Web Interfaces

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IT 5233 Web and Mobile Security Fundamentals

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IT 5236 Mobile Web Infrastructure ico-web

In the event that courses are unavailable due to scheduling of course rotations, students must obtain permission from Dr. Lei Chen, Associate Professor & Interim Chair for any substitutions.

Dr. Lei Chen, Associate Professor & Interim Chair, Department of Information Technology

CEIT Room 2120

Phone: (912) 478-4848
Email: lchen@georgiasouthern.edu


Data Science Concentration

Beginning in the fall of 2016, students may choose the new Data Science Concentration instead of an IT specialization. In addition to common IT core courses, the data science degree requires a program of study with a prescribed course sequence having a focus on the skills needed to manage big data.

See what’s different about the Data Science Concentration and read more about big data and the emerging data science scene at Georgia Southern.


Internships

Every IT major is expected to complete a 280 hour internship in a related field.

Students should visit the Internship forms and resources page for additional details.
  • When should you complete the internship requirement?
    • Before you graduate!
    • Typically you will need to have completed the following courses:
      • IT 1130
      • IT 1430
      • IT 2333
      • IT 3130
      • CISM 3134
      • IT 3233
    • However, each internship requires different skills, so it depends.
    • For more information regarding the internship evaluation process, please see Internship Forms and Resources.

IT Internship Contact Information
Dr. John R. O’Malley, Jr., Director of RETP & Co-op Programs
CEIT Room IT 3400 I
Phone: (912) 478-5474
Email: jomalley@georgiasouthern.edu

All IT students must obtain approval for internships from Dr. John O’Malley.


Sample Program of Study

IT Program Contact Information

Dr. Lei Chen, Associate Professor & Interim Chair, Department of Information Technology
CEIT Room 2120
Phone: (912) 478-4848
Email: lchen@georgiasouthern.edu

 

Last updated: 10/14/2017

Department of Information Technology • P.O. Box 8150 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-4848