Information Technology B.S.I.T.
Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours
See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.
|General Requirements (Core Areas A-E)||42|
|College Algebra (Recommended Area A2)|
|Public Speaking (Recommended Area C)|
|Elementary Statistics (Recommended Area D2)|
|Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major||18|
|Introduction to Information Technology|
|Programming for Information Technology|
or IT 1430
|Web Page Development|
|Complete one of the following programming course sequences below: 1|
|Programming Sequence Option 1:|
|Data Programming I (and)|
|Data Programming II|
|Programming Sequence Option 2:|
|Programming Principles I (and)|
|Programming Principles II|
|Introduction to Cyber Security|
|Database Design and Implementation|
|Systems Acquisition, Design, and Implementation|
|Senior Capstone Project|
|Survey of Calculus|
or MATH 1441
|IT Issues and Management|
|Internship in Information Technology|
|Select 9 credit hours from one of the following Specialization Areas or 9 credit hours of upper division IT courses:|
|Web and Mobile:|
|Advanced Web Interfaces|
or IT 5233
|Web and Mobile Security Fundamentals|
|Distributed and Mobile Systems|
|Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining|
|Network and Data Center:|
|Network Security Fundamentals|
|Fundamentals of Information Systems Security|
|Elective Hours (a minimum of 9 credit hours must be upper division)|
|Total Credit Hours||124|
IT majors must complete one of the following programming course sequences: (IT 2430 and IT 2431) or (CSCI 1301 and CSCI 1302). The appropriate sequence depends on the student's Specialization Area. Students should consult with their advisor prior to enrolling in these courses.
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.
For regular admission to the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s of Science in Information Technology (ABM-MSIT) degree program, the applicant must have:
- Enrollment as a current Georgia Southern undergraduate student majoring in Information Technology.
- 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.
- 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)
- A student in the ABM program will be allowed to use up to 4 credits MFGE 5000G level courses offered within the Information Technology program in meeting the requirements of both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.
- 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).
- Meet all requirements for both the BSIT and MSIT degrees.
- An undergraduate student enrolled in graduate classes is limited to 6 credit hours of graduate coursework per semester.
- A minimum of 50% of courses for the Master of Science in Information Technology degree must be taken at or above the 6000 level.
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