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Information Technology

Major Information

Information Technology is a program that combines in-depth education in technology with hands-on training, along with an introduction to an area for students to apply their skills, such as electronic broadcast media, music technology, administration of justice, education, health informatics, and many others. As an academic discipline, Information Technology focuses on meeting the needs of users within an organization through the selection, creation, integration and the administration of computing technologies. In addition to their technical peers, they tend to work with a wide variety of users.

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
    • Concentration: Data Science
    • Specializations: Information Management, Networking & Data Center Administration, Web & Mobile Foundations, Data Science, and Cyber Security
  • Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)

Sample Occupations

  • Applications Architect
  • Blogger
  • Brand/Product Manager
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Chief Information Office
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Content Strategist
  • Copywriter
  • Data Architect
  • Data Modeler
  • Data Security Analyst
  • Data Warehouse Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Developer
  • Database Manager
  • Desktop Support Analyst
  • Developer / Programmer / Analyst
  • Digital Marketing Strategist
  • Digital Project Manager
  • E-Commerce Analyst
  • Email marketing Designer
  • Front-end Web Developer
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Infographics Designer
  • Market Researcher
  • Media Planner
  • Mobile Applications Developer
  • Network Architect
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Portal Administrator
  • Project manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Security Administrator
  • Telecommunications Manager
  • User Experience Specialist
  • Web Administrator
  • Web Analytics Specialist
  • Web Content Writer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer

Sample Work Settings

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Broadcasting Studios/Networks
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Communication Firms
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporations
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Marketing Research Firms
  • Newspapers
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Professional/Trade Organizations
  • Online Publications
  • Online Vendors / Database Producers
  • Research Organizations
  • Research Laboratories
  • Security Organizations
  • School Systems
  • Technology Companies

Sample Employers

  • General Motors
  • Safe Systems
  • AT&T
  • Onepath LLC
  • Gulfstream Aerospace
  • Accenture
  • IBM
  • US Army
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Deloitte
  • State Farm
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Google
  • Capgemini
  • Infosys Consulting
  • Turner (Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.)
  • Macy’s
  • Intercontinental Exchange
  • Chick-fil-A Corporate
  • UPS
  • Walmart
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Academic Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2 bit.ly/focuscareer

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $15

Self Directed Search – $15

https://students.georgiasouthern.edu/career/s tudents/assessments/

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

National Association of College and Employers  (NACE) 

http://www.naceweb.org/salary resources/index.aspx 

Professional Organizations

Association for Computing Machinery

www.acm.org

Computing Research Association

www.cra.org

Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals

www.iccp.org

Women in Technology International

www.witi.com

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

Women in Technology (WIT)

Professional Tips

  • For students interested in proceeding directly from undergraduate to graduate studies, consider the Master of Science in Information Technology Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s  (MSIT-ABM) program.
  • Join a student organization.
  • Consider pursuing an undergraduate cybersecurity certificate.
  • Seek out research opportunities..

Résumé Tips

  • Include ABET accreditation in the Education section if you are obtaining an undergraduate degree that is not Online BSIT .
  • Include project experiences such as senior capstone project.
  • Include certifications such as cybersecurity. 
  • Include technical skills such as Python, SQL, and CSS.
  • Include professional associations such as AITP.

Last updated: 8/1/2022