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Bachelor of Information Technology – Online

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Information Technology degree (BIT) is a 124-credit hour program delivered entirely online as an eMajor degree through a partnership between Georgia Southern University and the University System of Georgia’s (USG) eCampus. As one of the state’s premiere institutions for engineering and computing, the BIT Online at Georgia Southern is uniquely positioned to produce graduates with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to meet the demands of today’s employers.

Classes in the BIT Online are offered entirely online in an asynchronous format, meaning students are not required to log in for assigned class times. Work can be completed on lunch breaks, on the weekends, or any time that fits around work and family commitments. The convenience of online delivery plus the long-standing reputation of Georgia Southern University make the BIT Online the ideal choice for anyone looking to advance within an already established career in the IT industry or to break into this growing field on the ground level.

The eMajor Advantage


Per Credit Hour

As an official eMajor degree, students enrolled in the BIT online degree at Georgia Southern University enjoy a full suite of additional benefits and support services provided by the University System of Georgia’s eCampus including an affordable tuition rate, customized enrollment support, and dedicated student success coaches. All eMajor benefits are in addition to existing support services provided by Georgia Southern University to all students.

  • $199 per credit hour tuition rate*
  • Free Unofficial Transfer Evaluations
  • Customized Enrollment Support throughout the admissions process
  • Student Success Coaches
  • Free Online Tutoring
  • 100% Online Course Delivery

*Additional fees may apply. Please see GA Southern tuition and fees chart for specific information.

Popular IT Careers
  • Computer Network Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator

Facts about the Bachelor of Information Technology – Online

The Bachelor of IT curriculum provides a solid foundation in Information Technology Infrastructure, Operating Systems, and Database Design.

General Requirements (Core Areas A-E) (42 hours)

Courses taught outside the program may have equivalent courses in eCore.

Additional Requirements (4 hours)

Area F – Courses Appropriate to Major (18 hours)

Course Course Title
ITW 1130 Introduction to Information Technology
ITW 1330 Programming for Information Technology
ITW 2430 Data Programming I
ITW 2431 Data Programming II
MATH 1401 Intro to Statistics
COMM 1100 Human Communication

Major Requirements (33-37 hours)

Course Course Title
ITW 2140 Discrete Mathematics for Information Technology
ITW 2333 IT Infrastructure
ITW 2530 Operating Systems
ITW 2531 Introduction to Cyber Security
ITW 3133 E-Commerce
ITW 3231 Data Communications
ITW 3233 Database Design and Implementation
ITW 3234 Systems Acquisition, Design, and Implementation
ITW 4530 Senior Capstone Project
ITW 4130 IT Issues and Management
ITW 4790 Internship in Information Technology
MATH 1232 or MATH 1441 Survey of Calculus or Calculus I

Concentrations (12 hours)

Select 12 credit hours from one of the following Concentration Areas:

Course Course Title
Data Science
ITW 3230 Data Visualization
ITW 3432 Analytics Programming
ITW 4135 Data Analytics
ITW 4136 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
ITW 3530 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
ITW 3531 Digital and Computer Forensics
ITW 4336 Network Security
ITW 4337 Ethical Hacking

Elective Hours (A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division) (11 – 12 hours)

Total Credit Hours (124 hours)


Erica Colbert
BIT-Online and MS programs

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For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

Last updated: 10/28/2019