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 systems, digital effects, virtual reality and game design.
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 bachelors 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
- Web design
- Virtual reality environment design
- Systems administration
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
For dual enrollment high school students: Earned a B+ average, as certified by your high school, at the time of enrollment. Completed 12 or more units of high-school-level credits. In the upper 25 percent of your class. Achieved an ACT score of 24 or better (or equivalent SAT score). Approval by your high school counselor or principal as being academically prepared for rigorous college-level course work.
For incoming freshmen: Earned the minimum test score on the ACT or SAT. Completed 17 specific high school courses with good grades. For a list of test scores and high school courses, review the Freshman Admission Requirements: https://admissions.missouri.edu/apply-freshmen/admission-requirements/
For transfer students: Completed at least 24 credit hours of applicable college course work, including the equivalent of MATH 1100 or ENGLSH 1000 with a grade of C- or better. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in your college course work. If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 79 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 195. Slightly different requirements apply if you transfer from within the UM System or already have an associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited Missouri community college.
To apply to this program:
If you are a high school student, you may apply to the online bachelor of information technology program as a dual enrollment student. If you have less than 24 hours of applicable college-level course work, you may apply as a freshman. If you have 24 or more credit hours of applicable college-level course work, you may apply as a transfer student.
For those applying as a dual enrollment high school student taking courses, the admission application deadline is 10 days prior to the start date of the course.
This program accepts rolling admissions for freshman and transfer students, so you can apply at any time. However, we recommend you apply by the dates listed.
- July 15
- November 15
- April 15
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Missouri Resident Fee Rates
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $604.00
- Fees: $228.03
- Total: $832.03
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1812.00
- Fees: $684.09
- Total: $2496.09
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $687.40
- Fees: $228.03
- Total: $915.43
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $2062.20
- Fees: $684.09
- Total: $2746.29
Tuition awards available
Mizzou Online Community College Award for Missouri residents who are graduates of Missouri's public, regionally accredited community colleges.
Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award for veterans, active duty service members, Reservists, National Guardsmen, and military spouses or dependents.
Earn a quality education online
With more than 100 online programs to choose from across our four campuses, our online students have incredible access to career-advancing education. Our online courses are developed and taught by the same excellent faculty and instructors who teach the courses on campus. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate education, graduate education, or a certificate program to further your career, one of our four campuses has an option to fit your needs.
Learning that fits your schedule
Online learning provides students with the flexibility and freedom to attend classes whenever and wherever you are, in a way that is convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue working and by avoiding relocation, travel and commuting costs. Courses must be completed in scheduled time frames, but in most cases, you can log in and complete course work whenever doing so best fits your schedule. Online education means learning on your terms – not the other way around.
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Our goal is to provide our online students with an excellent academic experience, without forcing you to make sacrifices in other areas of your life.