Bachelor of Information Technology Online Degree

The Bachelor of Information Technology Online degree (BIT Online) is a 124-credit hour program delivered entirely online through Georgia Southern University, producing graduates with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to meet the demands of employers. The Bachelor of IT curriculum provides a solid foundation in Information Technology Infrastructure, Operating Systems, and Database Design.

This online IT degree program at Georgia Southern University is ideal 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.

Jobs in IT

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of computer and information technology occupations to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 557,100 new jobs nationally.

The increased demand for IT professionals will stem from a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security across all other industries.

$86,320

Median Annual Wage for Computer and Information Technology Occupations as of May 2018

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Online Student Support

As a University System of Georgia (USG) eMajor program, students enrolled in the online Bachelor of Information Technology degree at Georgia Southern University have access to the comprehensive student support services and benefits provided by USG eCampus.

  • Low $199/Credit Hour Tuition
  • Free Unofficial Transfer Evaluations
  • Customized Enrollment Support
  • Free Online Tutoring
  • Embedded STEM Tutors
  • Student Success Coaches

IT Concentrations and Certifications

Students enrolled in the online Bachelor of IT degree at Georgia Southern can choose to concentrate in either Data Science or Cybersecurity. Students choosing to concentrate in Cybersecurity will also earn a Cybersecurity Undergraduate Certificate upon degree completion.

Online Bachelor of Information Technology Courses

General Requirements (Core Areas A-E) (42 hours)

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

Additional Requirements (4 hours)

Course Course Title
ITW 1130 Introduction to Information Technology
ITW 1330 Programming for Information Technology
Programming Sequence:
ITW 2430 Data Programming I
ITW 2431 Data Programming II
Continued Area F requirements:
MATH 1401 Intro to Statistics (eCore Course Equivalent of STAT 1401)
COMM 1100 Human Communication (eCore)
Course Course Title
ITW 2140 Discrete Mathematics for Information Technology
ITW 2333 IT Infrastructure
ITW 2530 Operating Systems
ITW 2531 Introduction to Cyber Security
ITW 3133 E-Commerce
ITW 3231 Data Communications
ITW 3233 Database Design and Implementation
ITW 3234 Systems Acquisition, Design, and Implementation
ITW 4530 Senior Capstone Project
ITW 4130 IT Issues and Management
ITW 4790 Internship in Information Technology
MATH 1232 or MATH 1441 Survey of Calculus or Calculus I

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

Course Course Title
Data Science
ITW 3230 Data Visualization
ITW 3432 Analytics Programming
ITW 4135 Data Analytics
ITW 4136 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
CyberSecurity
ITW 3530 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
ITW 3531 Digital and Computer Forensics
ITW 4336 Network Security
ITW 4337 Ethical Hacking

Elective Hours (a minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division) (11-12 Hours)

Total Credit Hours (124 Hours)

Other Program Requirements

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

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