Information Technology B.S.I.T.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A-E)42
Specific Requirements
Public Speaking (Recommended in Area C)
College Algebra (Recommended in Area A2)
Survey of Calculus (Recommended in Area D2)
Calculus I
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Introduction to Information Technology
Web Page Development
Data Programming I
Data Programming II
Elementary Statistics
Technical Communication
Major Requirements33-34
Carryover from Area D2 1
IT Infrastructure
Operating Systems
Introduction to Cyber Security
E-Commerce
Data Communications
Database Design and Implementation
Systems Acquisition, Design, and Implementation
IT Issues and Management
Senior Capstone Project
Internship in Information Technology
Discrete Mathematics
Specialization Area9
Select 9 credit hours from one of the following Specialization Areas or 9 credit hours of upper division IT courses:
Web and Mobile:
Web Programming
Web and Mobile Security Fundamentals
Advanced Web Interfaces
Distributed and Mobile Systems
Information Management
Analytics Programming
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Data Analytics
Network and Data Center:
Datacenter Management
Network Architecture
Advanced Network Security
Cyber Security:
Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
Network Security
Ethical Hacking
Electives17-18
Elective Hours (a minimum of 9 credit hours must be upper division)
Total Credit Hours124

Other Program Requirements 

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

Accelerated Bachelors to Masters (ABM) Degree Requirements: 30 Credit Hours

In accordance with SACSCOC requirements, students admitted to the MSIT-ABM may use up to 4 credit hours of graduate-level courses offered in the MSIT curriculum in meeting the requirements of both the BSIT and MSIT degree programs. SACSCOC requires 150 unique credit hours between the two programs. Because there are 154 combined credit hours between the BSIT and MSIT, MSIT-ABM students may share a maximum of 4 credit hours of graduate level courses (5000G) in satisfying the requirements of both degree programs.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission


For regular admission to the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s of Science in Information Technology (ABM-MSIT) degree program, the applicant must have:

  1. Enrollment as a current Georgia Southern undergraduate student majoring in Information Technology.
  2. Completed at least 45 credit hours completed in the undergraduate program; including the courses MATH   1111, COMM   1110, STAT   1401, IT   1130, andIT   2333, each with a grade of C or better.
  3. A 3.0 (4.0 scale) cumulative GPA or higher in undergraduate coursework.

ABM programs do not allow provisional admission. ABM programs are designed for students who have demonstrated a high level of undergraduate academic performance that validates their ability to be successful graduate students. Students who do not meet the minimum requirements for regular admission may be granted admission to the program upon approval of an admissions committee consisting of at least the Department Chair and the Graduate Program director.

ABM Degree Requirements:  30 Credit Hours (Thesis & Non-Thesis)


  1. A student in the ABM program will be allowed to use up to 4 credits of graduate level courses offered within the Information Technology program in meeting the requirements of both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.
  2. Maintain a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 (grade of “B” or better) in their graduate degree course work (including the 4 credits of graduate course work shared with the undergraduate degree).
  3. Meet all requirements for both the BSIT and MSIT degrees.
  4. An undergraduate student enrolled in graduate classes is limited to 6 credit hours of graduate coursework per semester.
  5. A minimum of 50% of courses for the Master of Science in Information Technology degree must be taken at or above the 6000 level.

Advisement

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.