Bachelor of Professional Studies with a Major in Information Technology
Program Director J. Garrett (Interim)
The bachelor of professional studies with a major in information technology (IT) program offers a unique educational opportunity for working professionals and community college graduates who wish to complete a bachelor's degree. Through an innovative curriculum that combines science, technology, and business, the program prepares students for the IT industry with strong scientific foundations and hands-on practice.
The IT program can be completed within two academic years (four semesters and one summer session). Students graduate with a firm grounding in problem solving, analytical thinking, written communication, and technical knowledge in information technology and computing. The knowledge acquired in the program is relevant to a number of fields, such as information technology, technology management and consulting, network administration and network security, health IT, and data analytics.
See the program website for additional information.
The BPS in information technology is a degree completion program that requires successful completion of 120 credits, 60 of which must be completed at GW. Up to 60 credits can be transferred from coursework taken at other regionally accredited institutions of higher education. The program is designed for individuals who currently hold an associate’s degree or have earned at least 60 credits towards their undergraduate degree.
Students completing this program will have satisfied GW's university-wide general education requirement, which includes 22 credits in the following areas:
Mathematics or statistics (3 credits)
Natural or physical science with lab (4 credits)
Humanities (3 credits)
Social and behavioral sciences (6 credits)
Written communication or composition (6 credits)
|PSIS 2101||Writing and Communication in the IT Field I|
|PSIS 2102||Writing and Communication in the IT Field II|
|PSIS 2103||Statistical Sciences and Data Analysis I|
|PSIS 2104||Statistical Sciences and Data Analysis II|
|PSIS 2105||Programming and Computing Foundations I|
|PSIS 2106||Programming and Computing Foundations II|
|PSIS 3122||Ethics in Science and Technology|
|PSIS 4142||Relational Databases and Their Design|
|PSIS 4191||Capstone Project and Senior Thesis I|
|PSIS 4192||Capstone Project and Senior Thesis II|
|Core courses *|
|6 courses (24 credits) selected from the following:|
|PSIS 4137||Alternative Energy Sources|
|PSIS 4138||Introduction to Health Information Technology|
|PSIS 4141||Computer and Telecommunication Networks|
|PSIS 4144||Information and Network Security|
|PSIS 4145||Software Systems Development Processes|
|PSIS 4152||Entrepreneurship and Technology Venture Creation|
|PSIS 4161||Data Visualization|
|PSIS 4195||Undergraduate Research|
|PSIS 4199||Special Topics|
*Not all core courses are offered each year. See department for course availability.