Use technology to solve complex problems

Quick facts

  • Program type: Bachelor’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Engineering | Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Total credit hours: 126
  • Typical transfer student needs: 66 credit hours
  • Typical program cost: $49,681.28*
  • Estimated cost of one course: $2,496.09

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. A bachelor’s degree requires 126 credit hours, but the typical transfer student admitted to this program needs only 66 credit hours to complete this bachelor’s degree. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, residency, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

How an online information technology bachelor’s degree can help you

Demand for IT practitioners, software engineers and media technology specialists is extremely high. Mizzou’s online BSIT program prepares graduates with a technical skillset that equips them to take on a wide variety of jobs in this growing industry.

No matter where you are in your educational journey, a bachelor’s degree in information technology will help you stand out. With Mizzou’s BSIT program, you can choose your path to a successful future:

  • Enroll as a high school student and get a jumpstart on your college courses;
  • Start as a freshman and prepare to enter the workforce in the thriving IT industry;
  • Join the university as a transfer student and finish as a Tiger;
  • If you’re already in the workforce, earn your degree and gain new skills that will help you change career paths or advance in your current position.

Pick your path: Software engineering or media technology

The online BSIT program is career goals-focused and allows students to tailor the course work with their own specific focus in mind: software engineering or media technology.

  • Software engineering: Computer programming, web development, mobile application development, networks and database management, system administration, cybersecurity and project management.
  • Media technology: Video and audio post-production, wireless broadcast system, visual effects, motion graphics, 2D/3D animation, virtual reality and game design.

Career prospects

Average salary
Employment growth

Source: Burning Glass Technologies. 2019. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations. A sample of selected occupations: Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists, Computer Network Architects, Data Warehousing Specialists, Information Security Analysts, Multimedia Artists and Animators, Software Developers, Video Game Designers, Web Administrators.

Job titles some of our graduates hold

  • Software engineer
  • Information technology business manager
  • Web developer
  • System administrator
  • Network supervisor
  • Video post-production specialist
  • Visual effects animator
  • Game designer
  • Audio engineer
  • Cyber security analyst

Program structure and topics

The online bachelor’s in information technology is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

While some available online courses have varying lengths, all information technology courses are semester-based. The length of your program depends on how many credit hours you transfer and whether you study part time or full time.

Course work covers

  • Software engineering
  • Media technology
  • Web application and mobile application development
  • Cyber and network security
  • Programming
  • Web design
  • Virtual reality environment design
  • Systems administration

Meet our faculty

Brian Maurer

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Assistant Professor of Practice

Professor Maurer’s background is in media technology, and he brings his experience in film production to the IT program. He is an independent film director and producer, and owns two film production businesses. His technical focus includes media creation, UHD workflow, camera technology, audio engineering, video processing and post-production.

Dong Xu

Professor and Director of IT Program

Dr. Xu’s research focus is in computational biology and bioinformatics, including machine-learning application in bioinformatics and mobile app development for healthcare; he has published more than 300 papers featuring his research. He was elected to the rank of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow in 2015.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Information Technology Program.