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Demand for IT practitioners, software engineers, cybersecurity experts and media technology specialists is extremely high. Mizzou’s online BS IT program prepares graduates with a technical skill set 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 BS IT 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.
Official nameBachelor of science in information technology
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeBachelor's degree
Academic homeCollege of Engineering | Department of Information Technology
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
Freshman credit hours126
Freshman estimated cost$64,638.60
Transfer credit hours66
Transfer estimated cost$40,662.60
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Pick your path: Software engineering, media technology or cybersecurity
The online BS IT program is career goals-focused and allows students to tailor the course work with their own specific focus in mind: software engineering, media technology or cybersecurity.
- Software engineering: Computer programming, web development, networks and database management, mobile application development 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.
- Cybersecurity: Cyberattack prevention, defensive and offensive cybersecurity, computer network security, cloud-based architecture, system administration and digital forensics investigation.
Job titles some of our graduates hold
- Software engineer
- Information technology business manager
- Cybersecurity engineer
- Web developer
- System administrator
- Cybersecurity consultant
- Network engineer/architect
- Video post-production specialist
- Visual effects animator
- Game designer
- Audio engineer
- Cybersecurity analyst
- Vulnerability analyst
- Penetration tester
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
- Network security
- Web design
- Virtual reality environment design
- Systems administration
- Wireless network security
- Cloud security
Typical program lengthVaries
Typical course loadVaries if full time or part time
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
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.