Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Introduction & Goals

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) prepares students for their post-graduate careers as humane innovators and societal mentors. The learning paradigm of FAS revolves around student engagement inside and outside the classroom. Serving as an entryway to eminent post-graduate careers, FAS incorporates real-world experiences through functional partnerships with various entities, particularly in the healthcare sector. The two programs that are being inaugurated in 2021 are Biology and Information Technology.

Information Technology - Emphasis in Health Informatics

The ABET-compliant Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program offers a strong foundation in Information Technology. The Emphasis in Health Informatics and Minor in Biology tracks provide exciting career options in general information technology and a competitive niche in the healthcare sector.

Program Administrator

Professor Marcel Karam
Chair of the Department of Information Technology

PhD in Computer Science - Dalhousie University, Canada

Researcher - TJ Watson, IBM, USA

Associate Professor – Department of Computer Science, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Professor, Department Head, and Acting Director of Office of Quality Assurance - Kuwait College of Science and Technology, Al Asimah, Kuwait
Associate Dean for Accreditation, and Executive Consultant to the President - Taif University, KSA.


English is the major language of instruction at SGUB. All applicants should demonstrate an adequate level of English Proficiency prior to enrollment.


The Department of Information Technology offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program with the opportunity to concurrently engage and acquire expertise in sub-fields (Emphases) or other fields (Minors). The following structured programs are offered:

  • Health Informatics – Emphasis
  • Biology – Minor


3-year sample course plan - information technology (emphasis in health informatics)

Year 1 - Fall
Course Code Course Title Credits
ENGL 201 Academic English I 3
ITEC 280 Requirements Engineering 4
ITEC 201 Fundamentals of Programming I 4
STAT 207 Statistics for IT 3
BIOL 202 Multi-Disciplinary Science Foundations 3

Total 17
Year 1 - Spring
Course Code Course Title Credits
ENGL 202 Academic English II 3
ITEC 299 IT Liability, Compliance, and Risk Management 3
ITEC 202 Fundamentals of Programming II 4
MATH 201 Discrete Math 3
BUSI 201 General Business Principles 3

Total 16
Year 2 - Fall
Course Code Course Title Credits
CHUM 201 Cultures and Humanities Exploration I 3
ITEC 301 Web Programming 3
ITEC 330 Introduction to Networks and Cybersecurity 3
ITEC 350 Databases Modeling and Practices 3
BIOL 220 Contemporary Healthcare Issues 3

Total 15
Year 2 - Spring
Course Code Course Title Credits
ITEC 340 Operating Systems and Administration 3
ITEC 380 System Analysis and Design 3
ITEC 331 Fundamentals of Network Administration 3
ARAB 201 Academic Arabic 3
ITEC 470 Basics of Clinical Digital Health 3

Total 15
Year 3 - Fall
Course Code Course Title Credits
ITEC 401 Enterprise Cloud Systems 3
ITEC 491 IT Project Management 3
COMM 344 Communication & Presentation Skills 3
ITEC 460 Human Computer Interaction 3
ITEC 471 Methods and Tools in Health Informatics 3

Total 15
Year 3 - Spring
Course Code Course Title Credits
ITEC 499 IT Major Project 3
ITEC 451 Design and Programming of Databanks 3
CHUM 202 Cultures and Humanities Exploration II 3
ITEC 472 Data and Knowledge in Health 3
ITEC 473 Modile Health and Internet of Things 3
ITEC 492 Information Technology Practicum 1

Total 16

Graduates of the Information Technology program will have the ability to:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and risks and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Use systemic approaches to select, develop, apply, integrate, and administer secure computing technologies to accomplish user goals.
  • Understand how cybersecurity issues affect decision in IT design and implementations and recognize and deal with the risks.
  • Understand how health informatics digital data, information, and knowledge are generated and managed for specific stakeholders and intended uses like health policy and planning (Health Informatics Track).
  • Understand and communicate effectively the uses of core health informatics concepts, tools and methods (Health Informatics Track).
  • Evaluate approaches to information systems and information technology that support contemporary healthcare in Lebanon and internationally (Health Informatics Track).

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The Saint George University of Beirut (SGUB), built on established traditions of education, healthcare, and community service, located adjacent to Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, in the heart of Beirut, is a vibrant place to learn, develop, and establish solid foundations for future careers and aspirations.
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Admissions and Application

Dates for submission of applications for the academic year 2021-2022 are as follows:

Regular Application for Fall 2021 Semester: May 2 – August 13, 2021

SGUB offers admission to students based on their qualifications irrespective of social, racial, religious, or financial considerations. SGUB takes into consideration several factors for admission, including secondary school completion, school records, scholastic aptitude test scores, and life experiences. SGUB accepts undergraduate applications from local and international students.

The following students may apply to the Sophomore class:

  • Applicants holding the official Lebanese Baccalaureate in one of the four academic tracks (GS, LS, SE, and LH).
  • Applicants holding a Technical Baccalaureate, yet they must major in the same undergraduate program as their technical degree.
  • Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the French Baccalaureate, or the German Abitur, after securing an official equivalence from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
  • Applicants who completed two years of Canadian CEGEP.
  • Applicants holding the IGCSE in the required subjects (a minimum of five different subjects at the ordinary level and two subjects at the advanced level, or four subjects at the AS level, not including languages), after securing the official equivalency from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

A complete application includes:

1. An Application Form.
2. A non-refundable application fee of 100,000 LBP.
3. Passport-sized photo.
4. A copy of the identity card or passport.
5. Grades 10-12 official school grades. These are typically included in the Application Form. Otherwise, applicants must submit a sealed and stamped envelope from the school(s) that contains the official transcript of Grades 10 and 11, and the available grades of Year 12.
6. A certified copy of the official secondary school certificate for the Lebanese Baccalaureate or its equivalent (French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, etc.) from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, when available.
7. Official scores on SAT1, when available.
8. TOEFL, IELTS, or SAT1 English Score.


The Admissions Committee’s decisions are primarily made on the basis of the student’s academic record, English Proficiency Test, and SAT1 scores.
Applicants who do not attain the minimum required English proficiency scores but meet other SGUB admission standards and requirements, will be admitted, but must complete the Intensive English program.
Accepted applicants for the Fall 2021 semester will be asked to make a commitment by providing an enrollment deposit fee by August 31, 2021. This deposit will be deducted from the students’ tuition once they enroll.

Tuition Rate
SGUB uses a flat-rate tuition costing to calculate the tuition for full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Every major has a cost per credit-hour; which is used to determine the total tuition of the student. Students enrolled in 12-18 credit-hours will have their tuition fees calculated for 12 credit hours. Students registered in fewer than 12 credit-hours will be charged as per each credit cost. Therefore, students are encouraged to enroll in 15 or more credit- hours in order to achieve the maximum benefit of the flat rate tuition.

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Financial Support

At SGUB, we have made it our goal to help you realize yours by offering a wide range of Financial Aid plans to qualified undergraduate students facing family and financial difficulties or constraints regardless of religion, culture, gender, or nationality. As a service to our community and society, we will provide financial assistance to ensure that students can afford a premier education at SGUB.

Accepting financial aid applications from June 1 to August 31, 2021.
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