Information Technology (IT) students engage and collaborate with other disciplines to create software applications, design and manage technology-based infrastructures, manage database systems, develop web applications, build networks, implement cyber security, and use technology to solve a wide range of complex problems. This traditional IT core competencies are supplemented by a range of technical electives in a range of topics including virtual environments, augmented reality, digital media systems and post production processes, and 2D/3D animation. The program finishes with a one-semester highly collaborative capstone course, in which students complete design projects that serve as a culminating academic experience. As IT is a growing international field, the IT Program proudly offers as often as possible international study abroad courses. Internships with companies for real-world experience and undergraduate research opportunities with faculty are abundant and encouraged. The MU Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy, W1025 Lafferre Hall, can assist students in searching for employment opportunities and for internship/co-op positions. Students are prepared to pursue a variety of IT related careers in today’s evolving markets of programmer analyst, software engineer, wed developers, database administration, digital media post production specialists, VR/AR environment designers, all within both public and private sectors. Our program is designed to cater to your interests, as well as the ever-changing high-demand industry our students enter upon graduation.
Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: