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Information Technology

An information technology degree prepares students to deal with the latest technologies in continuously changing business environments.

Designing and Delivering Packets in Fast and Secure Fashion

  • Prepare for industry-recognized certifications on Cisco, Microsoft, Linux and Security.
  • Discover and understand the technologies used to change, deliver, and secure information.
  • Understand data convergence and the move from paper to electronic data, voice, and video using computer networks.
  • Study virtualization, data center and cloud computing.
  • Develop real-world apps in mobile and web technologies.
  • Prepare for dealing with customers and supporting their needs.
  • Learn best practices and policies for protecting organizations against legal and compliance failure.


  • Network cabling - do's and don'ts
  • OSI versus TCP/IP model
  • Active Directory - control and manage computers, users, servers and more
  • Linus Administration and Certification
  • Advanced router techniques: HSRP, GLBP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP and access-list security
  • Advanced switching techniques: Etherchannel, VLANs, Rapid Spanning Tree, Port Mirroring and more.

Degree Options

There are two Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees available with this major.

More about this Major


  • Control data for the department of revenue
  • Run security for the highway patrol offices
  • Manage technologies within hospitals and universities (iTech)
  • Controlling information technology for Walmart and Sam's corporate offices in Arkansas.
  • Desktop support, network administrators, technology innovators, security analysts, systems analysts, sales engineers.
ITC students are graduating with industry certification potential and securing salaries from $50,000 to $80,000 a year.

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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.