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The B.S. in Information Technology degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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

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Course Credit/Waiver Options

The IST department does not currently give credit for internships or work experience. We can only accept credit from accredited institutions.

Credit/waivers can only be earned for the following courses by the following means:

Course Number Course Name Credit or Waiver? How to Obtain the Credit/Waiver
IT 104 Introduction to Computing Credit ITE 119 or ITE 152 or Pass the CLEP Information Systems Exam – View Details
–or–
Transfer IT elective credit (denoted as IT – – –) for a comparable course and pass IT 191 – View Details
IT 106 Introduction to IT Problem Solving Using Computer Programming Credit Transfer IT elective credit (denoted as IT – – –) for a comparable course and pass IT 196 – View Details, OR completion of both CS 112 and CS 211 (CS 112 would be substituted for IT 106 and CS 211 for IT 206).
IT 206 Object Oriented Techniques for IT Problem Solving Credit Complete (CS 112 and CS 211) with a C or higher (CS 112 would be substituted for IT 106 and CS 211 for IT 206).
IT 212 Computer Hardware Fundamentals Waiver Hold CompTIA A+ Certification (Must provide proof of certification)
IT 213 Multimedia and Web Design Credit Transfer IT elective credit (denoted as IT – – –) for a comparable course and pass IT 193 – View Details
IT 214 Database Fundamentals Credit Transfer IT elective credit (denoted as IT – – –) for a comparable course and pass IT 194 – View Details
IT 341 Data Communications and Networking Principles Waiver Hold CCNA Routing and Switching Certification (Must provide proof of certification) –and– pass the IT 341 final exam with a score of 75% or higher. Contact Dr. Islam for exam details.