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Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) degree has the primary objective of meeting the high demand for professional degrees in the strategy, development, and administration of integrated computing, management, and information technology systems. This offering is targeted at the metro Atlanta region, and will serve those students interested in combining computer science, management, and information technology curricula.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology (BASIT) degree is designed to serve students who hold an associate degree in information technology from a community college or a Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) institution, but lack the general education coursework required for a Bachelor of Science degree to continue their education in Southern Polytechnic State University.

Information Technology (IT) is the term used to describe the convergence of Computer Science, Management, and Information Systems. IT emphasizes the management and performance of information technology planning, development, implementation, and operation, and development of the infrastructure to support the processes necessary to achieve organizational objectives.

The Faculty:

Bob Brown, Lecturer

Richard Halstead-Nussloch, Professor

Fred D. Hartfield, Jr., Associate Professor

Svetlana Peltsverger, Assistant Professor

Han Reichgelt, Professor and Dean

Rebecca Rutherfoord, Professor

Susan Vande-Ven, Lecturer

Ju An Wang, Professor and Department Chair

Chi Zhang, Assistant Professor

The Program:

The courses in the major include courses from:

  • Information technology
  • Management
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering

The degree has Core requirements, major requirements, and required electives. The Major contains those courses considered fundamental to the information technology field and the electives give the student some flexibility in choice. A grade of "C" or better must be earned in all IT, CS, CSE, MGNT, and SWE courses applied to degree requirements.