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The B.S. in Information Technology degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

George Mason University is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research and Education.

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Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) is an undergraduate liberal arts degree program for adult learners. It is designed primarily to deepen student knowledge in an academic area and foster critical thinking, analytic reasoning, and an ability to synthesize information.

The BAS articulates with specialized Applied Associate Science (AAS) degree programs, providing a streamlined path to completion of traditional academic requirements leading to the baccalaureate degree. It meets students’ professional and personal goals while developing a depth of knowledge and proficiency of skill that translates well to the workplace. However, it is not organized in the same way as a traditional baccalaureate degree. Students planning graduate study should consult with an academic advisor prior to undertaking this degree program.

The following BAS concentrations are offered in collaboration with the University Provost’s Office, The Department of Information Sciences and Technology, and the Volgenau School of Engineering. Full details about each concentration, including admission requirements and course requirements, can be found that the links below.

Cyber Security

Designed especially for veteran and military students, the Cyber Security BAS degree is offered in collaboration with Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) and Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC). It allows individuals who have completed an AAS in Cyber Security to earn a Bachelor’s degree and start a cyber security career with the requisite skills needed to hit-the-ground-running.

Defense Information Systems Technology

Designed especially for Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) who have successfully earned an AAS from Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), this concentration is ideal for students who have real life experience with systems networking and communications technology, and desire to gain the theoretical knowledge and practical technical skills needed by professionals working with today’s emerging information technologies.

Technology & Innovation

This degree is ideal for those who desire to gain workplace and industry-wide technical competencies, to complete a bachelor’s degree, and to enhance personal earning potential. Courses will enhance business know-how and information technology skills in order to prepare students for the global business place.