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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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B.S., Information Technology

The B.S. in Information Technology prepares students to apply IT to support business processes. The degree produces graduates with strong problem-solving, writing, and communication skills who successfully compete for technical employment and are prepared for advanced study. The objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Information Technology program relate to the abilities of the graduates several years after graduation.

This bachelor’s degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

For additional information about this program, including program requirements, view the Information Technology, BS page of the University Catalog.

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the B.S. program in Information Technology relate to the abilities of the graduates three to five years after graduation. The objectives include:

  1. Be employed in a position in which they have successfully used their information technology skills as evidenced by achieving improved organizational objectives
  2. Progress through increasing levels of responsibility in the workplace
  3. Demonstrate ethical, social and professional responsibility consistent with organizational values
  4. Work effectively in teams, whether as a participant or as a leader
  5. Grow through self-study, continuing education and professional development relevant to their profession

Student Outcomes

The B.S. in Information Technology degree has the following student outcomes. Our program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.

Degrees Awarded

(Annual data based on Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters)


2021-2022: TBD
2020-2021: 390
2019-2020: 362
2012-2013: 281

Current Enrollment

Fall 2021 (as of 10 Sept 2021): 1830

Spring 2021 (census): 1773

Fall 2020 (end of term): 1760
Spring 2020 (end of term): 1662
Fall 2019 (end of term): 1704
Spring 2019 (end of term): 1599
Fall 2018 (end of term): 1603
Spring 2018 (end of term): 1524
Fall 2017 (end of term): 1518
Spring 2017 (end of term): 1391
Fall 2016 (end of term): 1404
Spring 2016 (end of term): 1377
Fall 2015 (end of term): 1389