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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)

Become one of tomorrow’s digital problem-solvers with Georgia’s best Information Technology degree.*

Information technology professionals lead America’s fastest growing career field. Want to join them?

Earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) from Georgia Southern University and you will:

  • Establish and maintain computer networks.
  • Design interactive websites and mobile applications.
  • Maintain and manage databases.
  • Help businesses work smarter and make better decisions.
  • Share information around the world through data communications.
  • Help businesses and governments secure networks, data and information.
  • Solve problems in big data when you choose the new Data Science concentration.

BSIT Fast Facts

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Concentration Option: Data Science

Campus: In-person on the Statesboro and Armstrong Campuses (Data Science concentration: Statesboro only)

Credit Hours: 124 credit hours

Accreditation: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Careers in Information Technology

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 15% from 2021 to 2031 — more than double the national average — and command a median salary of more than $97,000 per year. 

Career areas in information technology include:

  • Architecture
  • Security
  • Business analysis
  • Network and system administration
  • Database
  • Software Development
  • Data Science

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Network with IT Industry Partners

Georgia Southern has working partnerships with many major local, state and national companies. As a BSIT student, you will have opportunities to interact with business leaders and executives from our partner companies that include:

  • Gulfstream Aerospace
  • AT&T
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Norfolk Southern
  • CSX Corporation
  • General Motors
  • BMW
  • The Home Depot
  • Southern Company
  • Safe Systems
  • Rails Machine
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Progressive
  • CGI Inc.

With our Academic Alliances with industry partners VMware Academy, Linux Professional Institute and Microsoft Academic Alliance, we are able to provide you with experience using state-of-the-art equipment with access to professional-level software.

Our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Offered in-person on the Statesboro and Armstrong Campuses

The Georgia Southern Bachelor of Science in Information Technology curriculum was developed after extensive consultation with industry leaders to provide the best preparation for our graduates. Our BSIT program includes a strong information technology core and allows students to select a specialization area, all with hands-on engagement and experience. 

Degree specialization areas include: web and mobile; information management; network and data center; cyber security; health informatics. 

All IT students complete an internship and gain valuable real-world experience, making our graduates career-ready upon graduation.

BSIT Concentration in Data Science

Offered in-person on the Statesboro Campus

Specializing on the skills needed to manage big data, the BSIT with a concentration in Data Science includes the common and fundamental information technology courses and then expands your knowledge into data visualization, mining, analytics and programming. As an aspiring data scientist, this degree will ensure that you are ready to:

  • Analyze big data sets to gain actionable insights to help businesses work smarter and make better decisions.
  • Gain a solid understanding of the life cycle approach to data analytics.
  • Use the tools and techniques necessary to solve problems in big data and data analytics.

Students in the Data Science concentration will complete a capstone project analyzing big data sets to potentially gain actionable insights for an organization.

Cyber Security Certificate

Offered in-person on the Statesboro and Armstrong Campuses

The impact of pervasive computing and the internet calls for rapid changes in computer systems and the criminal justice system at all levels. From threats to national security to banking fraud to simple fraudulent schemes for the unassuming, the “cybersphere” has become the place where crime is committed and must, therefore, be detected and handled accordingly.

Earn a Cyber Security Certificate at Georgia Southern to expose online fraud and thwart efforts of would-be cyber terrorist. The ABET-accredited certification program is embedded in the University’s BSIT program when completing the cyber security specialization coursework.* 

This certificate trains you to analyze complex cybersecurity problems and apply the principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.  

*The Cyber Security Certificate cannot be earned as a stand-alone credential. It is necessary to complete the degree requirements for the BSIT degree program in order to earn the Certificate.

Cyber Security Minor

Add a cyber security minor to your undergraduate degree with just six courses. Cyber security is one of the most sought-after skills in today’s workforce. Add 18-hours of coursework to any undergraduate degree at Georgia Southern to bring an understanding of safe computing and internet security practices to your future workplace.

Information Technology Minor

Add an information technology (IT) minor to your undergraduate degree with just six courses. The importance of IT in today’s market is undeniable–and it pairs well with virtually every profession you can imagine. Strengthen your resume with an IT minor and understand basic principles and practices of programming, web page development, system administration.

Center for Applied Cyber Education

Did you know Georgia Southern University is home to the Center for Applied Cyber Education (CACE) on the Armstrong Campus in Savannah? 

Designated a National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, CACE maintains a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the US Army Cyber Center of Excellence at Ft. Gordon as an academic training partner for the US Army Cyber workforce. Focusing on digital forensics, cryptography, and network analysis, Georgia Southern and the Army Cyber Center collaborate to provide cyber education training to local, regional and national military constituents.

Have Questions? Contact us!

Department of Information Technology
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8150 Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: 912-478-ITIT (4848)
Fax: 912478-7883
ITMajors@georgiasouthern.edu

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Last updated: 12/6/2022