College degrees traditionally require students to spend at least some time in a classroom, but Georgia Gwinnett College is trying something different.
The Lawrenceville-based school announced this past week that it will begin offering its first “fully online” degree, which will be available for information technology-software development majors. The school already offered an IT major that students could take in a classroom setting, which it will continue to officer, but the new online-only version of the degree will launch this summer.
“The IT field is growing exponentially in Georgia and particularly in the Northeast section of the state where GGC is located,” GGC Provost and Senior Vice-President of Academic Affairs George Low said. “This degree will help us continue to meet the needs of the workforce, while providing a platform for students who prefer remote study.”
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows the computer software development field is