Degree Programs

The Department of Computer Science offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science. The degrees are:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The Computer Science curriculum, leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, is a liberal arts oriented curriculum intended to prepare students for careers in programming and systems analysis. Computer Science is a multifaceted discipline that encompasses a broad range of topics. At one end of the spectrum, computer science focuses on the theoretical capabilities of computers and on the properties of various general problems and algorithms on the otherhand,  more applied end of the spectrum, computer science deals with techniques for the design and construction of machines, and with advanced applications of computers in all aspects of our society. For admission requirements and application, click here.

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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology provides instruction and training for persons wishing to enter the exciting world of Information Technology. Today, employment opportunities abound for the man or woman who possesses the creative energy, the problem-solving ability, and the technical knowledge and skills to provide information services in a wide variety of organizational settings. The program of study includes the following two options: business and multimedia. The graduate of this program can expect initial employment as a network administrator, a database administrator, a Webmaster and a multimedia designer. The program provides the flexibility to meet almost any career aspirations in computer infrastructure set up and information processing. For admission requirements and application, click here.

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Click here for 3-Year Plan of Study for BS Info. Technology (Multi-media Option)

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Online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (WebBSIT)

Georgia Southwestern State University joined the WebBSIT consortium to offer the online degree in BSIT. The consortium consists of SACS accredited universities and offers a fully online Bachelor degree in Information Technology.  Highly regarded faculty from each university teaches our courses in WebBSIT in an online environment.  Students choose our BS Information Technology degree because of its accreditation, quality and how it fits with their busy lifestyle.  The goal of information technology education is to prepare critical thinking, skilled professionals who act to promote, maintain, and create cutting edge technology for the next generation.

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Information Technology Certificate 

To meet 21st century challenges, military personnel need to update their knowledge and gain skills in high demand computing fields.  Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) offers from  Fall 2013, both an on-campus, traditional delivery Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology, and the equivalent certificate in a fully online format. Curriculum of this program consists of four required and two elective courses, and can be completed in two semesters. The primary goal of this program is to give military personnel and professionals who graduated from technical and two-year colleges an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in areas such as Internet Technologies, Information Systems Project Management, UNIX, Systems Analysis, Network Management, and some others. Although the program was created for military personnel, it is not limited only to them. This certificate program includes courses which reflect the current industry trend and will be useful to IT professionals as well. Completion of the program will be acknowledged by a special certificate. All credit hours from this certificate can be transferred to the Undergraduate Program in Information Technology at GSW.

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Minor in Computer Science

Knowledge of computing is a great addition to any degree. The Computer Science Minor gives students an opportunity to apply computing skills in their fields of study.

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Minor in Information Technology

Information Technology is a substantial component of many professions, especially marketing, accounting, and nursing. The IT minor creates an opportunity for successful careers in these fields.

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Master of Science in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science offers the Master of  Science in Computer Science degree. The degree program is geared towards current industry demands and prepares the students equipped with the latest technology. The classrooms and computing laboratory are equipped with the state-of-the-art technology. Students have access to the latest software programs under the academic alliance with Microsoft, IBM, VMWare, and EMC. 

The MS program consist of 30 graduate credit hours in Computer Science. The curriculum consist of six core courses and four elective courses from the existing electives. The students have the option to choose thesis also.  

Students who wish to take thesis option must get the approval of the Graduate Advisor prior to registering for thesis in their first semester at GSW and initiate the process. Failure to do so may result in delayed graduation. 

Periodic revisions are made in the curriculum to prepare the students to meet the current industry trend. You may see a revision in the curriculum sheet as you progress in the master program. However, you will be allowed to complete the master program using the same curriculum sheet you started with. The curriculum sheets are identified by effective year (eg. 2010-11).

For more details about the program, go to http://gsw.edu/Academics/Registrars-Office/GSW-CatalogBulletin/.

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Online Master of Science in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science offers the Online Master of Science in Computer Science. This program extends opportunities to those prospective students who are full time employees; have busy work schedules, and families and can not attend classes during the day time. The courses in this program are offered online via GeorgiaVIEW, the online course delivery tool. For more details about the program, go to http://gsw.edu/Academics/Registrars-Office/GSW-CatalogBulletin/.

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Online Graduate Certificate Program in Computer Information Systems (CIS)

In addition, the Online Graduate Certificate Program in CIS is designed for those who need to improve their skill but are not able to attend classes on the GSW campus.  The student enrolled in this program have opportunity to continue leading to Master of Science in Computer Science. For more details about the program, click here.

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Multi-year schedule

The Department of Computer Science follows multi-year schedule to offer classes each semester. This schedule helps in offering classes in an optimal manner and yet allow students to select the classes to meet the graduation requirement in minimal time period. The multi-year schedule is also revised periodically.

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Necessary details for admission, application form, eligibility requirements, and academic standards, check the GSW Bulletin

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