What is ITP?

The Information Technology Program (ITP) is an academic program at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering whose mission is to provide students, faculty, and staff with high-quality instruction in applied technology. In addition to practical, hands-on experience, students will engage in theoretical discussions of current trends, applications, and developments in information technology.

Students can choose from a wide range of electives and 13 minor and specialization programs. Additionally, ITP coordinates with departments at the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences to offer majors in Data Science (BA) and Intelligence and Cyber Operations (BA).

Where is ITP?

ITP’s main office is on the Watt way side entrance of the Rapp Engineering Building. Our mailing address is:

854 Downey Way
Rapp Engineering Building, Suite 202 (RRB 202)
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1193

When is the ITP office open?

ITP’s main office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding university holidays. Faculty are available to meet with students during their office hours.

Can I major in ITP?

We do not offer a major in Information Technology. But we collaborate with other USC academic units that offer the following major programs:

To declare one of the above majors, please contact the major’s academic adviser.

What resources are available for students at ITP?

ITP has the following resources available to students enrolled in our courses and academic programs:

Does ITP offer any scholarships?

Students pursuing minors at ITP may be eligible for the Academic Achievement Award. ITP also offers a limited number of scholarships for students to attend industry conferences, such as the Grace Hopper Celebration and the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing.

Can I meet with an academic advisor?

Yes, our academic advisors are available to meet with any current USC student who is interested in or has already declared one of ITP’s minors:

Student advising is based on last name:

Eric Perez | Last Names A-L
Aya Almukhtar | Last Names M-Z

For students that have one or more declared minor/specialization programs:

Please use the Advise USC appointment portal, and schedule an appointment with the advisor that corresponds with your last name (see above) https://usc.edu/advise

For students that no do not have a declared ITP minor/specialization:

Please use one of the appointment links below:

Eric Perez | Last Names A-L:  Schedule an appointment >
Aya Almukhtar | Last Names M-Z: Schedule an appointment >


Published on June 21st, 2019

Last updated on December 1st, 2023