As an IT student, you will have unique opportunities to apply what you learn. Implement real-world solutions in the classroom. Use media equipment and software in our labs. Compete in entrepreneurship and hackathon events. Team up with faculty on film projects and productions.
You will learn to work in technical fields that require knowledge of software engineering, programming, web design and media technology. Integrate your creative interests inside a technical environment and develop websites, video and audio productions and web and mobile apps. Your program will culminate with a capstone experience that enables you to manage a semester-long, industry-like project.
You’ll graduate ready for a range of careers in both small and large-scale companies. Our IT students have gone on to work for tech companies including Apple, Amazon, and Cerner. And many work on web and mobile development for retailers such as Target and American Outdoor Brands.
Complement Your Coursework
At Mizzou, your education happens in and outside of the classroom. Take advantage of internships, competitions, organizations and study abroad opportunities that complement your academic studies.
IT Student Internships
Most IT students conduct at least one internship, and many of those experiences lead to full-time positions. Mizzou Engineering will help you find an internship, update your resume, practice for interviews and more through career services. You can also get course credits by taking internship.
Competitions & Projects
Our students compete in hackathons, pitch ideas and participate in real-world projects. Develop an app for the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Student Innovation Competition. Take your business idea to new levels at the UM System’s Entrepreneur Quest (EQ) Student Accelerator Pitch Competition. Assist IT faculty to help produce film and television projects. Help develop applications for real clients. Team up with classmates and develop new cross-reality experiences at the annual MIT Reality Hack.
Get involved in clubs and organizations to meet like-minded peers and expand your opportunities and professional network. The IT Student Council ensures you have a voice in the department. The Mizzou Computing Association lets you join a community of coders who work on different facets and applications of computing. The MU Virtual Reality Organization introduces you to new games, simulations and VR development. Mizzou Engineering also has a number of competition teams and general interest clubs you can join. And Mizzou has more than 600 clubs across campus.
Study abroad and domestically to experience technology through different perspectives. Get direct-to-industry experience and exposure. Network with professionals from across the country and around the globe. Contact Brian Maurer, director of undergraduate studies, for a list of upcoming student programs.
“You’ll definitely be prepared to do whatever you want with it. You’ve got the cybersecurity aspect, you’ve got the software engineering side, you’ve got the multimedia side, and you know how it all works together. You definitely have a good foundation when you’re ready to really choose whatever avenue you want to pursue.” – Patrick Rottman ’20, Express Scripts, a Cigna Company