Enterprise Technology Integration, B.S. (Capital)

Program Code: ETICA_BS

Program Description

The Enterprise Technology Integration major (ETI) in the College of Information Sciences and Technology is a Bachelor of Science degree program that educates students in the fundamental concepts and state-of-the-art skills in three essential areas: information technology (IT), business concepts, and "soft skills" such as working in teams. The ETI major focuses on the technology implementation perspective of enterprise system integration. The learning outcomes focus on a) information systems interconnectedness, data interchange, process modeling and reengineering, and distributed computing environments; b) business knowledge in accounting, supply chains and more; and c) teaming, leadership, and other "soft skills." Students graduating with a degree in ETI are prepared for successful careers across industries and government in systems integration and development, as well as IT and business consulting.

The ETI major is interdisciplinary, combining foundational coursework in information technology, application development and business with specialized courses in systems integration. The major draws on courses including introductory programming, databases, networks, organizational theory, project management and enterprise integration. In the ETI major, we add courses in emerging information technologies used to integrate information systems from an underlying back-end technology needed to accomplish system integration.

What is Enterprise Technology Integration?

Enterprise technology integration (ETI) explores how information technology resources and data are linked together within and across companies and organizations. Integrating information technology solutions in an enterprise is essential for businesses in conducting day-to-day activities as well as moving organizations forward as new business strategies emerge. Enterprises that can readily unify applications, services, information systems and databases through information technology integration experience a competitive advantage. As an ETI major, you will gain knowledge and skills in analyzing the technology-related needs of an organization, formulating and implementing technology-based solutions, and evaluating the outcomes.


You Might Like This Program If...

  • You have an interest in information technology and business.
  • You want to help organizations operate more effectively by creating and implementing information technology solutions and evaluating outcomes.
  • You are interested in emerging technologies, such as cloud computing and advanced databases.
  • You want to understand how computing systems and programs operate.
  • You enjoy working on a team to solve information technology problems.


Entrance to Major

To be eligible for the Enterprise Technology Integration major, students must:

  1. Have completed the following entrance-to-major requirements with a grade of C or better in each: HCDD 113S (FYS) or HCDD 113 or IST 110 or CYBER 100 or CYBER 100S (FYS), IST 140 or CMPSC 121 or CMPSC 131, IST 210, IST 220, IST 242 or CMPSC 122 or CMPSC 132, STAT 200 or SCM 200
  2. Have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 prior to and through the end of the semester during which the entrance to major is requested.

 Degree Requirements

For the Bachelor of Science degree in Enterprise Technology Integration, a minimum of 124 credits is required:

Requirement Credits
General Education 45
Electives 5-6
Requirements for the Major 91-92

18 of the 45 credits for General Education are included in the Requirements for the Major. This includes:  3 credits of GS courses, 6 credits of GQ courses, 9 credits of GWS courses.

Requirements for the Major

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the major. To graduate, a student enrolled in the major must earn at least a C grade in each course designated by the major as a C-required course, as specified by Senate Policy 82-44.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ACCTG 211Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making4
ETI 300WDevelopment and Documentation of Enterprise Web3
ETI 461Database Management and Administration3
IST 210Organization of Data3
IST 220Networking and Telecommunications3
IST 230Language, Logic, and Discrete Mathematics3
IST 256Programming for the Web3
IST 301Information and Organizations3
IST 302IT Project Management3
IST 495Internship1
IST 420Fundamentals of Systems and Enterprise Integration3
IST 421Advanced Enterprise Integration: Technologies and Applications3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
BA 302Supply Chains3
or SCM 301 Supply Chain Management
CAS/ENGL 138TRhetoric and Civic Life II Keystone/General Education Course3
or CAS 100 Effective Speech Keystone/General Education Course
ECON 102Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy Keystone/General Education Course3
or ECON 104 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy Keystone/General Education Course
ENGL 202CEffective Writing: Technical Writing Keystone/General Education Course3
or ENGL 202D Effective Writing: Business Writing Keystone/General Education Course
HCDD 264Design Practice in Human-Centered Design and Development3
or IST 331 Foundations of Human-Centered Design
IST 402Emerging Issues and Technologies3
or IST 423 Enterprise Information Management and Storage Architecture
MATH 110Techniques of Calculus I Keystone/General Education Course4
or MATH 140 Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Keystone/General Education Course
STAT 200Elementary Statistics Keystone/General Education Course4
or SCM 200 Introduction to Statistics for Business Keystone/General Education Course
Select 3-4 credits from the following:3-4
Social, Legal, and Ethical Environment of Business
Management and Organization
Legal Environment of Business
Corporation Finance
International Business Operations
Basic Management Concepts
Principles of Marketing
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Rhetoric and Civic Life I Keystone/General Education Course
Rhetoric and Composition Keystone/General Education Course
Honors Rhetoric and Composition Keystone/General Education Course
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Introduction to Programming Techniques Keystone/General Education Course
Programming and Computation I: Fundamentals
Introduction to Application Development
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Intermediate Programming
Programming and Computation II: Data Structures
Intermediate & Object-Oriented Application Development
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Computer Systems Literacy
Computer Systems Literacy
Foundations of Human-Centered Design and Development
Foundations of Human-Centered Design and Development FYS
Information, People and Technology Keystone/General Education Course
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Enterprise Analytics
Distributed Database Management Systems
Information Sciences and Technology Integration and Problem Solving
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
A student must complete 12 credits from a single Application Focus. For most focuses, at least 3 of those credits must be at the 400-level. 112

As an alternative to the pre-defined application focuses, a student may select 12 credits, with at least 3 credits at the 400-level from any courses offered by the university if done so in consultation with an academic adviser and with approval of a teaching faculty member of the Enterprise Technology Integration major.

General Education

Connecting career and curiosity, the General Education curriculum provides the opportunity for students to acquire transferable skills necessary to be successful in the future and to thrive while living in interconnected contexts. General Education aids students in developing intellectual curiosity, a strengthened ability to think, and a deeper sense of aesthetic appreciation. These are requirements for all baccalaureate students and are often partially incorporated into the requirements of a program. For additional information, see the General Education Requirements section of the Bulletin and consult your academic adviser.

The keystone symbol Keystone/General Education Course appears next to the title of any course that is designated as a General Education course. Program requirements may also satisfy General Education requirements and vary for each program.

Foundations (grade of C or better is required and Inter-Domain courses do not meet this requirement.)

  • Quantification (GQ): 6 credits
  • Writing and Speaking (GWS): 9 credits

Breadth in the Knowledge Domains (Inter-Domain courses do not meet this requirement.)

  • Arts (GA): 3 credits
  • Health and Wellness (GHW): 3 credits
  • Humanities (GH): 3 credits
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS): 3 credits
  • Natural Sciences (GN): 3 credits

Integrative Studies

  • Inter-Domain Courses (Inter-Domain): 6 credits


  • GN, may be completed with Inter-Domain courses: 3 credits
  • GA, GH, GN, GHW, Inter-Domain courses. This may include 3 credits of World Language course work beyond the 12th credit level or the requirements for the student’s degree program, whichever is higher: 6 credits

University Degree Requirements

First Year Engagement

All students enrolled in a college or the Division of Undergraduate Studies at University Park, and the World Campus are required to take 1 to 3 credits of the First-Year Seminar, as specified by their college First-Year Engagement Plan.

Other Penn State colleges and campuses may require the First-Year Seminar; colleges and campuses that do not require a First-Year Seminar provide students with a first-year engagement experience.

First-year baccalaureate students entering Penn State should consult their academic adviser for these requirements.

Cultures Requirement

6 credits are required and may satisfy other requirements

  • United States Cultures: 3 credits
  • International Cultures: 3 credits

Writing Across the Curriculum

3 credits required from the college of graduation and likely prescribed as part of major requirements.

Total Minimum Credits

A minimum of 120 degree credits must be earned for a baccalaureate degree. The requirements for some programs may exceed 120 credits. Students should consult with their college or department adviser for information on specific credit requirements.

Quality of Work

Candidates must complete the degree requirements for their major and earn at least a 2.00 grade-point average for all courses completed within their degree program.

Limitations on Source and Time for Credit Acquisition

The college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. Credit used toward degree programs may need to be earned from a particular source or within time constraints (see Senate Policy 83-80). For more information, check the Suggested Academic Plan for your intended program.

Career Paths

The Enterprise Technology Integration program responds to growing national and international needs in organizational computing, particularly in the areas of application systems integration, cloud computing and database technologies. The ETI degree prepares students to analyze organizational challenges and employ information technology solutions.

IST's Office of Career Solutions helps students navigate their internship and career development in the field through coaching, workshops, interview preparation, resume reviews, career fairs, job postings, and networking opportunities.


ETI graduates will be prepared for careers in application systems integration, as well as IT and business consulting. The program equips graduates with the skills needed to analyze business processes; identify information requirements and the systems essential to implement solutions; and implement those solutions in information systems in a variety of computing environments. The program positions graduates to compete with information systems professionals and technical business analysts who drive innovation through data, information and systems implementation to solve problems for organizations and the people within them.