Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology is designed for students who have an Associate of Applied Science in computing from a member institution of the Technical College System of Georgia. Computing courses that students have completed for their AAS will transfer in as a 28 hours tech block, and they will be required to take additional credit hours to obtain the BAS degree.

In order to give you the flexibility you need, the courses at KSU are offered on-line, hybrid (1/2 in class and 1/2 online), and in class.  If they are located away from the Marietta area, you will probably prefer to take all the courses online.  All general education requirements are also offered on-line through the university system called E-core.

The primary aim of the BASIT is identical to the Bachelor's of Science in Information Technology, namely to prepare students for progressively more responsible positions in the field of Information Technology, including positions that are supervisory or managerial in nature.  More specifically, as you graduate from the program, you will be able to

  1. apply problem solving skills, core IT concepts, best practices and standards to information technologies;
  2. identify and evaluate organizational requirements and current and emerging technologies;
  3. select, design, integrate and administer IT-based solutions into the organizational environment;
  4. communicate effectively, both in writing and in speaking;
  5. demonstrate an ability to participate effectively in the planning and execution of team projects;
  6. describe the impact of IT solutions in a global, societal, and ethical context;
  7. describe the need for lifelong learning and some of the methods for engaging in it.

At the moment, you can transfer into the BASIT degree with automatic acceptance if you have a GPA of 2.3 or above and an AAS in:

  • Cisco Network Specialist
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Simulation/Game Developer
  • Computer Specialist
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Cyber Forensics Technology
  • Database Specialist
  • Database Administrator Specialist
  • E-Commerce Web Programming
  • Gaming Technology
  • Health Information Technology
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Information Systems Technology
  • Internet Specialist - Web Applications and Services Development
  • Internet Specialist - Web Site Design
  • Internet Specialist - Web Site Design Version 2
  • IT Professional
  • Linux Network Specialist
  • Micro Computer Specialist
  • Network Specialist
  • PC Maintenance Specialist
  • Windows Network Specialist
  • Web Application Development
  • Web Site Design
  • Windows Network Specialist

The TCSG Institutions are:

  • Albany Technical College
  • Athens Technical College
  • Atlanta Technical College
  • Augusta Technical College
  • Bainbridge Technical College
  • Central Georgia Technical College
  • Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Coastal Pines Technical College
  • Columbus Technical College
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College
  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College
  • Gwinnett Techical College
  • Lanier Technical College
  • Moultrie Techical College
  • North Georgia Technical College
  • Oconee Fall Line Technical College
  • Ogeechee Technical College
  • Savannah Technical College
  • South Georgia Technical College
  • Southeastern Technical College
  • Southern Crescent Technical College
  • West Georgia Technical College
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

If you are interested in finding out more about our BAS in IT, please contact the Interim Chair of the Department of Information Technology, Dr. Rebecca Rutherfoord, by email at or by telephone at (470) 578-4389 or the program coordinator for the BASIT, Professor Susan Vande Ven by email at or by telephone at (470) 578-3708.

Program Requirements