Bachelor of Information Technology – Online
Credit Hours: 124
*Georgia Southern IT program has been ranked #31 for the Best Online Bachelors in the nation.
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
$199* / 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
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Curriculum and Program Requirements
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)
|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)
|ITW 2140||Discrete Mathematics for Information Technology|
|ITW 2333||IT Infrastructure|
|ITW 2530||Operating Systems|
|ITW 2531||Introduction to Cyber Security|
|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:
|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)
Choose a minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division courses.
Mission, Objectives and Outcomes
The goal of the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Online program is to prepare students for successful careers as IT professionals and to make a positive contribution to society. This will enhance the lives of our graduates and will also serve the needs of our constituents who employ our interns and graduates. We do so in full cognizance of Georgia Southern University’s aims to promote talent and economic development, in addition to enhancing the quality of life (excerpt from GS mission statement) by developing IT professionals. At the same time, we hope to give the students an enjoyable learning experience, enhanced by innovative pedagogical approaches and hands-on experiential activities in computing that will prepare graduates to make a global impact through their careers in IT. This program attracts and serves students who wish to enhance their existing career skills and opportunities with additional knowledge that can be put into practice and with additional academic credentials in the form of an online Bachelor’s degree.
A few years after graduation, students with a Bachelor in Information Technology degree will be able to:
- Take on leadership positions and/or embark on a research career in the field
- Collaborate in diverse team environments to make positive contributions in the IT field
- Work effectively in the IT field to make a positive contribution to society
Upon graduation, students with a Bachelor in Information Technology degree will be able to:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
Online Programs Disclosures
Federal law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.
For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.
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Last updated: 5/23/2023