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 thirteen core courses, an internship experience, an IT specialization area and a six course second discipline. Beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year, a second discipline is not required. Students may choose electives with no more than 6 hours of electives in IT courses and at least 12 hours at 3000 level or above. Students are encouraged to take a minor as an application area for IT.

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 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 Multimedia Foundations:

Course Description
IT 3132 Web Software (Spring and Fall) ico-web
IT 5235/5235H Advanced Web Interfaces (Spring)– previously IT 4235 Problems in Web Applications ico-web

IT 5236 Mobile Web Infrastructure or

GCM 5332 Multimedia Presentations (or GCM 1631 Introduction to Multimedia)

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In the event that courses are unavailable due to scheduling of course rotations, students must obtain permission from Dr. Susan Williams for any substitutions.

Dr. Susan Williams, Chair and Professor, Department of Information Technology

CEIT Room 2120

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


Minors & Second Disciplines

Students in the Bachelor of Science program in Information Technology (IT) are encouraged to choose a focused application area to blend their IT knowledge with an expanded knowledge of the application area. Students should select a minor no later than the beginning of the junior year.

Beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year, a second discipline is not required. Students may choose electives with no more than 6 hours of electives in IT courses and at least 12 hours at 3000 level or above. Students are encouraged to select a minor consisting of 15 semester hours (5 courses).

IT Second Disciplines for academic year 2015-2016:

Each second discipline concentration consists of 3 semester hours in Area F and 15 semester hours specified by the academic unit offering the second discipline concentration. Alternatively, with the approval of the chair of the Department of Information Technology, a minor plus additional coursework required to total at least 18 hours, will satisfy the second discipline concentration requirement.

IT Second Disciplines 2014:

Computer Engineering Second Discipline
Computer Science Second Discipline
Digital Imaging Systems Second Discipline
Engineering Science Second Discipline
French Second Discipline
Geographic Information Science Second Discipline
German Second Discipline
Imaging Information Systems Second Discipline
Information Technology and the Administration of Justice Second Discipline
International Trade Second Discipline
Multimedia Communication Second Discipline
Multimedia for Information Second Discipline
Music Second Discipline
Spanish Second Discipline
Technical Writing Second Discipline
Technology and Political Analysis Second Discipline
Visual Communications Design Second Discipline

IT Second Disciplines 2011 – 2013:

Computer Engineering Second Discipline
Computer Science Second Discipline
Digital Imaging Systems Second Discipline
Engineering Science Second Discipline
French Second Discipline
Geographic Information Science Second Discipline
German Second Discipline
Health Informatics Second Discipline (being phased out)
Imaging Information Systems Second Discipline
Information Technology and the Administration of Justice Second Discipline
International Trade Second Discipline
Multimedia Communication Second Discipline
Multimedia for Information Second Discipline
Music Second Discipline
Spanish Second Discipline
Technical Writing Second Discipline
Technology and Political Analysis Second Discipline
Visual Communications Design Second Discipline

IT Second Disciplines 2009 – 2010:

Computer Science
Digital Imaging Systems
French
Geographic Information Systems
German
Health Informatics
Imaging Information Systems
Information Technology and the Administration of Justice
International Trade
Military Science
Multimedia Communication
Multimedia for Information Technology
Music
Spanish
Technical Writing
Technology and Political Analysis
Visual Communications Design

IT Second Disciplines 2007 – 2009:

Applied Integrated Manufacturing (being phased out)
Computer Science
Digital Imaging Systems
Electronic Broadcast Media
French
Geographic Information Systems
German
Health Informatics
Imaging Information Systems
Information Technology and the Administration of Justice
International Trade
Military Science
Multimedia for Information Technology
Music Technology
Spanish
Technical Writing
Technology Education Program (being phased out)
Technology and Political Analysis
Visual Communication Design

For approval of a minor plus additional coursework to satisfy the “second discipline” requirement, contact Dr. Susan Williams, Chair, Department of Information Technology.


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
      • CSCI 1236
      • CISM 2230
      • IT 3131
    • However, each internship requires different skills, so it depends
  • How do I obtain an internship?
    • Let us know you are ready – Complete an online application form (opens in new window)
    • Look at the posted internships in the Internships or Part-time Jobs section and contact us if you are interested
    • If you find an internship, contact us for approval first. You will need:
      • Job description
      • Company name, location, and website (if available)
      • Supervisor’s name, address, phone & e-mail
  • What is required and how am I evaluated?

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

Four Year Program of Study:

The following is a four year plan of study for the BSIT program. Unless otherwise indicated, each course is 3 credit hours.

BSIT Four Year Program of Study

BSIT Data Science Concentration Program of Study

 


IT Program Contact Information

Dr. Susan Williams, Chair and Professor, Department of Information Technology
CEIT Room 2120
Phone: (912) 478-4848
Email: rebstock@georgiasouthern.edu

 

Last updated: 6/28/2016

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