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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. Been employed in a position in which they have successfully used their information technology skills (including: problem solving, analytic, presentation and personal skills) as evidenced by achieving improved organizational objectives
  2. Progressed through increasing levels of responsibility in the workplace
  3. Demonstrated ethical, social and professional responsibility consistent with professional societies
  4. Worked effectively in teams, whether as a participant or as a leader
  5. Grown 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:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  10. An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies of human computer interaction, information management, programming, networking, and web systems and technologies.
  11. An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems.
  12. An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
  13. An understanding of best practices and standards and their application.
  14. An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.

Degrees Awarded

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

Degree Program 2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013 2011-2012 2010-2011 2009-2010 2008-2009
BS IT/AIT 263 261 281 268 204 198 187

Current Enrollment (Fall 2015): 1379 students