As a student in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program, you will acquire a robust theoretical foundation in core IT fields and extensive practical learning in a range of industry-standard and emerging technologies. At the same time, you will develop the project management, critical thinking and communication skills that are part of the portfolio of qualifications of today’s well-rounded, versatile IT professional.
Strengths of the BSIT Program
Our program in Information Technology is revised each year in light of emerging technologies and supported by dedicated labs for specific knowledge areas and industry products: Microsoft, Apple, Linux, Cisco. Program strengths include the following:
- A choice of five different areas of Information Technology studies: Mobile application development, Web development, Game development, Network administration, Systems administration.
- Wide selection of electives such as Computer Graphics, Games Development, Artificial Intelligence, and Emerging Computer Architectures.
- Ability to earn a minor in areas such as networking, project management, or entrepreneurship.
- Opportunity to earn internationally recognized professional certifications from companies such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems in areas such as database administration, networking and project management.
- A very flexible class schedule, with afternoon, evening and e-learning courses to accommodate students’ work schedules.
- Faculty mentoring and personal support for your academic and professional development.
BSIT Career Paths
The program provides a well-rounded education in which you not only acquire professional skills, but also develop character, intellectual breadth, social skills and self-confidence. You’ll acquire the credentials needed to build a career in fields of information technology, programming/software engineering, database administration, IT project management, network administration, IT security and artificial intelligence. You’ll also be prepared to continue your studies at the graduate level.
More about the BSIT program
You will need to complete a total of 40 courses plus a Capstone Project (121 credits) to earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree. Full-time students may complete the program in 8 semesters, while part-time students will need between 5 to 8 years to complete their degree, depending on the number of courses taken each semester. An academic year includes two semesters, each semester running for 15 weeks. Consult the Hellenic American University website for a detailed list and description of courses in the degree program.
In addition to the courses you take for the major in Information Technology you can select courses to earn a minor in one of several fields, as well as courses that will let you earn professional vendor-specific certifications as an IT professional, software [or applications] developer, network specialist and project manager.
BSIT Recommended Minors
- Minor in Networking
- Minor in Information Technology
- Minor in Project Management
- Minor in Entrepreneurship
- Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) IT infrastructure Track
- Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Database Track
- Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Developer Track
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
On completing your studies for the Information Technology degree, you will:
- Have built a solid, broad-based theoretical foundation in each of the main areas of IT (networking, application development and system administration) that will enable you to work anywhere in the life cycle of IT projects, from pre-sales to deployment and technical support.
- Acquired skills and competencies in one or more areas of specialization of your choice, along with the relevant internationally recognized professional certificates.
- Developed a portfolio of work you’ve done for projects during your studies (a smartphone app, for example, or a map-based application) that demonstrates your skills and knowledge to future employers.
- Developed excellent written and spoken communication skills in English, especially in the area of technical communications.
- Be able to anticipate the changing direction of information technology and evaluate and communicate the likely usefulness of new technologies to an individual or organization.
- Have the knowledge and skills to continue for graduate studies in the field.