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Information Technology Bachelor's Degree Completion Program

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Living at the height of the Information Age, all professional fields rely on technology in critical ways. It is precisely for this reason that a truly interdisciplinary education—one that combines technology trends, scientific principles and business practices all together—is so valuable.

Our unique Information Technology Bachelor’s degree completion program is designed to give you not only a comprehensive perspective of the technology industry, but more importantly a major edge as you begin a new career or grow in your current one. You will benefit from GW’s deep connections to nearby Washington, D.C.-based governmental and non-governmental organizations. You will also gain a solid foundation in problem-solving, analytical thinking, communication and computing skills to succeed in a number of fields including Information Systems, Technology Management and Consulting, Network Administration and more.

 

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At a Glance

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Students can complete their degree in five semesters. Evening and Saturday classes allow students to work while they study.

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The program is for individuals with:

  • An associate’s degree; or
  • A non-technical bachelor's degree; or
  • 60+ credits.

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This is a unique IT program that prepares you to be successful in Information Systems; Technology Management; Cloud Technologies; Python Programming; Network Security; Data Analytics and related fields.

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Degree Pathway


You can transfer 60 credits from any regionally accredited institution of higher learning and apply it to your bachelor's degree in Information Technology. The 60 credits must include required general education distribution courses. There are four ways that you can transfer these credits.

 

Associate of Science

  • Information Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering

 

Associate of Applied Science *

  • Information Technology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Biotechnology

 

Bachelor's Degree (non-technical) *

Applicants with non-technical bachelor's degrees can apply as second bachelor's degree candidates.

 

60 Transferable Credits *

Transfer 60 credits from any regionally accredited institution. Applicants must meet admissions  requirements.

* Note: Quantitative Reasoning or higher and a four-credit science class with a lab are required. A software design or programming class
(ITP 100 or higher for NOVA students) is recommended.

 

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Where Our Alumni Work

 

Federal Agencies

  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of the Interior
  • Department of State

 

Federal Contractors

  • General Dynamics
  • Intellect Decisions
  • Kaseman
  • Northrop Grumman
  • QinetiQ North America
  • SRI International
  • TASC

 

Tech Firms

  • COLUMN Technologies
  • DELL
  • General Dynamics Advanced Information
  • IBM
  • Microsoft

 

Private Sector

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Deloitte
  • INOVA
  • Washington Post

""Where You’ll Study

GW Education Center in Arlington, VA OR at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn, VA
Study in the Graduate Education Center in Arlington, VA or at the Virginia Science & Technology Center in Ashburn, VA

Classes are held at two Virginia locations, including the GW Education Center in Arlington and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn.

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Students attend class in a computer lab classroom

 

 

The program will provide you with a solid foundation in problem-solving, analytical thinking, writing, communication, and information technology and computing skills that make you competitive for technical employment or advanced degree completion.

Curriculum

The B.P.S. 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. This program is designed for individuals who currently hold an associate’s degree or have earned at least 60 credit hours towards their undergraduate degree.

PSIS 2101
(4 credits) 

Writing and Communication in the IT Field I

PSIS 2102
(4 credits) 

Writing and Communication in the IT Field II 

PSIS 2103 
(4 credits) 

Statistical Sciences and Data Analysis I

PSIS 2104 
(4 credits)

Statistical Sciences and Data Analysis II

PSIS 2105 
(4 credits)

Programming and Computing Foundations I

PSIS 2106 
(4 credits)

Programming and Computing Foundations II

PSIS 3122 
(4 credits)

Ethics in Science and Technology

PSIS 4142 
(4 credits)

Relational Databases and Their Design

PSIS 4191
PSIS 4192

Capstone Project and Senior Thesis I (2 credits)
and Capstone Project and Senior Thesis II (2 credits)

 

Select six courses from the following. Not all core courses are offered each year. Please see the department for course availability.

PSIS 4144 
(4 credits)

Information and Network Security

PSIS 4145 
(4 credits)

Software Systems Development Processes

PSIS 4161 
(4 credits) 

Data Visualization

PSIS 4195
(1-4 credits)

Undergraduate Research

 

PSIS 4199 
(2-4 credits)

Special Topics courses currently include: 

  • PSIS 4199: Special Topics - Cloud Technologies
  • PSIS 4199: Special Topics - Agile Methodologies
  • PSIS 4199: Special Topics - Advanced Programming
  • PSIS 4199: Special Topics - Big Data Fundamentals
 

This is an example of course scheduling for students in the IT program for the first of the two years. Individual course schedules may vary and are subject to university course offerings.

Semester 1: Fall

 

September - October

October - December            

Mondays
6:00-9:00 PM
Saturdays
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

PSIS 2101:
Writing and Communication in the IT Field I

 

PSIS 2105:
Programming and Computing Foundations I

Wednesdays
6:00 - 9:00 PM

PSIS 2103:
Statistical Sciences and Data Analysis I

 

Semester 2: Spring

 

January - February

February - April          

Mondays
6:00-9:00 PM
 

Saturdays
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

PSIS 2102:
Writing and Communication in the IT Field II

PSIS 2106:
Programming and Computing Foundations II

Wednesdays
6:00 - 9:00 PM

PSIS 2104:
Statistical Sciences and Data Analysis II

 

Semester 3: Summer

 

May - June

Mondays
6:00 - 9:00 PM

PSIS 3122: Ethics in Science and Technology

Tuesdays
6:00-9:00 PM
PSIS 4199: Special Topics - Agile Methodologies

 

 

 

 

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Admissions Information

To be considered for admission to the Information Technology BPS program, you must have earned one of the following from a regionally accredited college/university with a range of courses that satisfies the program's general education distribution requirement: 

  • Associate’s degree in science, technology or related fields, or
  • Non-technical bachelor's degree, if applying as a second bachelor's degree candidate, or 
  • 60 transferrable credit hours

Requirements for Transfer Credits: 

The General Education Distribution Minimum Requirement includes a total of 22 credit hours as follows:

  • Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning or higher) or Statistics (3 credit hours)
  • Natural or physical science with lab (4 credit hours)
  • Arts and humanities (3 credit hours)
  • Social and behavioral sciences (6 credit hours)
  • Written communication or composition (6 credit hours)
  • Students also need 38 credits in electives, some of which should be IT-related, for a total of 60 transferrable credit hours.
  • Acceptable transfer coursework must be successfully completed from a regionally accredited institution and earned with a grade of C or higher (C-, D and F do not transfer).

Additional Admissions Requirements: 

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Proof of high school completion (final high school transcript, GED, or copy of high school diploma), unless an associate's or bachelor's degree was earned
  • Required application materials
  • International students should contact us to discuss additional requirements


Undergraduate Admissions Process

Deadlines

Applicants that have complete applications are eligible to request an application fee waiver by 11:59 p.m. on the Priority Deadline.* To request an application fee waiver, contact your program representative before submitting your application. Fee waiver details. Applications received after the Final Deadline will continue to be processed, space permitting.  

 

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In-person program

  • Fall Priority Deadline: March 1*
  • Fall Final Deadline: June 1

 

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In-person program

  • Not offered

 

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In-person program

  • Not offered

Note for International Students: Applicants must submit their complete applications by the deadlines listed on the International Student Admissions page. These deadlines are at least two months before the deadline for admitted students to submit visa request paperwork.

""Tuition & Aid 

GW tuition and fees are comparable to the national average for private universities. These costs are set by the GW Board of Trustees and generally increase year to year, variable by program and location.

Please use this information as an estimate based on current tuition rates and fee structures. Total tuition and fees will vary according to the courses taken and the timeframe in which you complete your coursework.
 

2022-2023 Rates in Effect for Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Terms  

Tuition: 60 credits @ $925 per credit hour
The curriculum includes 15 courses, typically completed in 2 years
$55,500
Registration fees: 5 registration sessions @ $35 each $175
TOTAL: Tuition + fees over the average completion time $55,675
(approx.)
 

Other Costs to Consider: Application Fee: $80; Textbooks: $1,800 (approximate); Matriculation Fee: $200 (one time); Additionally, please note students admitted to the program are required to have a laptop computer.

GW's Military & Veteran Services provides wide-ranging resources and support to the military community, including GW scholarships and assistance with benefits:

Since Military and Veterans Services was created in 2008, GW has been an annual recipient of the Military Friendly Award and is also annually recognized as a Military Times “Best for Vets” higher education institution.

  • Dean's Scholarships are competitively awarded (up to a maximum of $5000 per year) to a limited number of top academic achievers. Program applications must be received no later than February 1st to be considered for the scholarship (Contact the program representative at [email protected] for details and requirements).
     
  • Virginia State Grants: The Commonwealth of Virginia has two grant programs which students attending Virginia-based programs may qualify for. These programs include the Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program and the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant. More information about these programs, eligibility and application steps are available through GW's Office of Student Financial Assistance.
     
  • Educational Loans: Thinking about applying for Stafford or alternative education loans? For more information please visit the loan section of the GW's Office of Student Financial Assistance.

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"The hours and days for when classes were held worked well for me as a working professional. The faculty supported students by setting achievable goals, providing networking opportunities, career guidance and career placement."

 

Johanna Mitton, IT Class of 2016
United States Air Force Veteran

Johanna Mitton

 

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