Jul 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology, B.I.T. (Online)

Location(s): Fully Online

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.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum  for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

General Requirements (Core Areas A-E): 42 Credit Hours

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

Additional Requirements: 4 Credit Hours

Emphasis: 12 Credit Hours

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

  • Data Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Health Informatics

See below for Requirements by Area of Emphasis.

General Electives: 11-12 Credit Hours

 A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division.

Total Credit Hours: 124

eCore Course Equivalent of STAT 1401  

Areas of Emphasis: 12 Credit Hours

Other Program Requirements

  • A minimum grade of “C” is required in all Major Requirements.


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.