Welcome to the IT Program

Screenshot of IT faculty and students at virtual town hall.

You Are Here

If you’re now enrolled in the IT Program at Mizzou Engineering, congratulations—you’ve made a great choice. Over the course of your studies, you’ll gain valuable skills that you can apply to a wide variety of high-paying careers.

So now what?

If you’re enrolled in the IT Program completely online, go here for your New Student Orientation. Review the page to complete the orientation requirement.

If you’ll be physically coming to the Mizzou campus in Columbia, watch the Mizzou Engineering homepage for scheduled orientation events prior to the start of either fall or spring semester.

Technology Set-Up

The first thing you’ll want to do is activate your myZou Account. This is where you’ll see the registration schedule, course history, financial information and more. There, you’ll also have access to Schedule Planner, which helps you manage your class schedule. View this video to see how it works.

Make sure you’ve set up your Mizzou email account. If you haven’t, go here for instructions.

An advising appointment time and Zoom location was emailed to this account.

Of course, you’ll need to download Zoom, which is free to Mizzou students. If you need help navigating Zoom, visit this page.

Advising Appointment

View the requirements of your major, including general education courses. You can see those requirements, a list of IT courses and as a sample schedule in the IT Student Handbook.

Review the courses you want to take and plan to discuss those with your advisor. Don’t be afraid to ask questions during your advising appointment!

Be sure all final transcripts and test scores are sent to Mizzou before you start classes.

For more information and student resources, visit MizzouOne.  Remember, students attending the IT Program entirely online will complete orientation by reviewing this page.

Get Involved

Faculty, students and staff in the IT Program take pride in the fact we foster a community environment. There are several ways you can get involved, whether you’re on campus or studying entirely online.

Join an IT club to practice your craft, develop leadership skills and meet new friends.

  • Information Technology Student Organization: This organization brings together IT students for networking, professional development, social outlets, and facilitation of project collaboration within the field.
  • University of Missouri Virtual Reality Club: This club aims to expand the use of VR technology by introducing people to VR in the form of games, experiences, simulations, and development.
  • Cyber Tigers Cybersecurity Club: This group gives students the opportunity to hone their technical skills, compete in regional and national events and meet industry professionals.
  • Developer Nights: Held weekly, this group provides an informal setting for students to work on group projects, practice coding and get help from faculty and peers.

We also host periodic events such as movie nights, town hall forums and other virtual get-togethers throughout the school year. And be sure to keep an eye out for the IT Program monthly e-newsletter, IT Info Bytes.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about your course requirements or schedule, contact Sandra Brown at brownsan@missouri.edu.

If you have questions about a particular class, don’t hesitate to reach out to your professor.

Here are answers to some questions we hear regularly.

How fast can I graduate?

It depends! If you are transferring in credits from another college, an Advanced Placement course or another source, you could graduate in fewer than four years. The University of Missouri requires 30 credits of your last 36 credit hours be taken at Mizzou.

What are the course requirements for the Bachelor of Science in IT?

To receive  the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, students must successfully complete  126 semester hours of credit. This includes:

  • 30 hours of INFOTC core courses
  • 24 hours of INFOTC/COMP_SC Technical Electives
  • 12 hours of related Math and Business courses
  • 10 hours of Biological or Physical Science, with 1 Lab required
  • 3 hours of ENGLISH 1000
  • 9 hours of Social/Behavioral Science (of which 3 must be MO Constitutional Requirement)
  • 9 hours of Humanities/Fine Arts
  • 29 hours of General Elective/Minor courses

Can I complete a certificate alongside a degree?

Yes! Many of the requirements for one of our new certificates program will overlap with your degree requirements, meaning you can apply for a transcripted certificate along with your degree. Certificates will be available starting Spring 2021. See a list here.

What’s the difference between IT and Computer Science?

In the IT Program, you will go directly into the application of technology for a career. We focus on emerging technologies and how they integrate into homes, workplaces and society. Computer Science, on the other hand, is more conceptual, focusing on the theories behind the technology.

Can I minor in Computer Science?

Yes. In order to take CS courses, you must earn a C grade or better in all INFOTC/CS courses that are prerequisites. This is different from the IT Program, which requires a C- grade or better in prerequisite courses.

What’s the computer requirement policy for the IT Program?

The Information Technology Program requires entering students (as of Fall 2020) to purchase a specific computer package. All items in this package are available for purchase from TigerTech at the Mizzou Store. See the policy and related items on the Mizzou Store website  www.themizzoustore.com/c-1774-it-program-required-purchase.aspx

View more information about courses, faculty, requirements and the program in the IT Student Handbook.

“I’m a person who learns a lot by asking questions. I’m not afraid to ask questions because the IT professors teach a lot of courses. You get comfortable with them.” – Andy Schuster ’20, IT Program Online

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