With a degree in Integrated Information Technology, you will learn how to find solutions that improve any company's efficiency and increase revenue. You will also become a great communicator, prepared to lead teams and projects, positioning you as an essential member of any business team.
Roles and Responsibilities
You would be hard-pressed to find a successful business in today's society that isn't supported by technology professionals in key roles ⎯ network systems analyst, software training specialist, database designers and managers, webmaster, e-commerce consultant, communications supervisor, systems analyst... and the list goes on.
Companies have become increasingly more dependent on information technology professionals whose knowledge extends beyond the software and hardware that is being used. They need innovators who can apply the technology in creative ways to improve business. They need you to be the ultimate problem-solver.
Technology, perhaps more so than many other areas of study, can only be mastered by actually "doing." That's why it's so important for students to participate in experiental learning, the process of learning through experience! Our required internship, completed during your junior or senior year, and our real client capstone project course, completed during your senior year, both contribute to developing a strong foundation of knowledge, skills and values.
The type of internship experience is dependent upon your career goals. For example, students who are interested in network administration are encouraged to seek an internship in a networking position. Ultimately, completing your internship will enable you to experience both the technical and professional aspects of a business.
A variety of real client capstone projects available each semester will enable you and your team to successfully complete an end-to-end IT project, within a supervised class setting.
There are two degree programs offered through the Integrated Information Technology department, an undergraduate IIT degree and a master's degree that focuses on Health Information Technology. An Integrated Information Technology minor is also available.
A Pharm.D./M.H.I.T. dual degree program is also available in partnership with the USC College of Pharmacy for students interested in becoming a leader in medical informatics.