Information Technology (IT) students collaborate with other disciplines to create software applications, design and manage technology-based infrastructures, manage database systems, produce digital media, films, and audio environments, develop web applications, networks, implement cyber security, and use technology to solve a wide range of complex problems. The program finishes with a one-semester capstone design course, in which, students complete design projects that serve as a culminating academic experience. The program also offers some study abroad options. Internships with companies for real-world experience and undergraduate research opportunities with faculty are abundant and encouraged. Some students opt to participate in the joint degree program with the Crosby MBA, earning a BS Information Technology and a Master of Business Administration. Students are prepared to pursue a variety of IT related careers such as programmer analysts, software engineers, database and system administrators, web developers, VR/AR and game development specialists, IT implementation specialists, digital media and post production specialists, and business analysts in both the public and private sectors.
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: