CEC

I. T. Program & Course Information

Resources for Current IT students

IT professionals focus on meeting the needs of technology 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.

The Georgia Southern BSIT program may be completed at the Statesboro Campus or at the Armstrong Campus in Savannah. Students complete a set of core IT courses, a required internship experience, and an IT specialization area with options in Information Management, Networking and Datacenter Management, Web and Mobile Foundations, or Cyber Security. Learn more about your IT program options.

Students may choose the BSIT with a Data Science concentration available at the Statesboro Campus. 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.

Armstrong Students Enrolled in the BIT (prior to fall 2018)

Students currently pursuing the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) or the Bachelor of Information Technology in Cyber Security on the Armstrong Campus may continue in their current degree program through the teach-out provision.

New students at the Armstrong Campus will be admitted to the the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program beginning fall of 2018.

Other Resources for Armstrong Students

Students Enrolled in the BSIT

Below you will find the IT program requirements and course descriptions for current students who started the program. (Note: Additional requirements may apply to students who entered the program prior to Fall 2019. These students should check with their advisor for details).


Program IT Core Requirements
IT Courses Appropriate to Major
IT 1130 Introduction to Information Technology
IT 1430 Web Page Development
or
IT 1330 Programming for Information Technology
Programming Sequence Option 1
IT 2430 Data Programming I
IT 2431 Data Programming II
Programming Sequence Option 2
CSCI 1301 Programming Principles I
CSCI 1302 Programming Principles II
Major Courses
IT 2333 IT Infrastructure
IT 2530 Operating Systems
IT 2531 Introduction to Cyber Security
IT 3133 E-Commerce
IT 3233 Database Design and Implementation
IT 3234 Systems Acquisition, Design, and Implementation
IT 4130 IT Issues and Management
IT 4530 Senior Capstone Project
IT 4790 Internship in Information Technology

Specializations

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

Information Management

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

Networking and Datacenter Administration

Course
IT 4335 Network Architecture
IT 4234 Datacenter Management
IT 5434 Network Security Fundamentals

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

Course
IT 3132 Web Programming (Spring and Fall) – Previously IT 3132 Web Software
IT 5235/5235H Advanced Web Interfaces
or
IT 5233 Web and Mobile Security Fundamentals (Spring)
IT 5236 Distributed and Mobile Systems (Fall)

Cyber Security

Course
IT 3530 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
IT 4336 Network Security
IT 4337 Ethical Hacking

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

Dr. Yiming Ji, Department Chair, Department of Information Technology

CEIT Room 2120

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


Data Science Concentration

As of 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 available at the Statesboro Campus 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 2430 or IT 2130
      • IT 3231 or 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.
Room IT 2110
Phone: (912) 478-0755
Email: jomalley@georgiasouthern.edu

All IT students must obtain approval for internships from Dr. John O’Malley or from the chair of the Department of Information Technology.


Sample Program of Study

IT Program Contact Information

Dr. Yiming Ji, Department Chair, Department of Information Technology
IT Room 2120
Phone: (912) 478-4848
Email: yji@georgiasouthern.edu

 

Last updated: 8/14/2019

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