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Information Technology, BS

Information Technology Bachelor of Science

Be the driving force that keeps the world connected through computer networks and online systems that people rely on every day. The University of Central Missouri’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology prepares you to develop, configure, maintain/install networks, secure data/systems, and  oversee computer network architectures.

Choose your IT career path with UCM’s Information Technology degree programs

Select one of three concentrations in UCM’s Bachelor of Information Technology program that aligns with your talents and interests:

  • Network and Systems Administration: Information Technology degree programs teach you to master the creation, management and troubleshooting of computer network infrastructures.
  • Cloud and IT Infrastructure Management: Learn the high-demand and critical cloud management skills that organizations are looking for as they migrate their assets to the cloud.
  • Web and Mobile Applications Development: Create website and mobile apps in this Bachelor of Information Technology program to help individuals and organizations communicate effectively across their networks.

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What you will study

Whether you concentrate in Network and Systems Administration, Cloud and IT Infrastructure Management or Web and Mobile Applications Development, UCM’s bachelor’s in Information Technology will prepare you to be a problem solver. People look to IT professionals for answers concerning Internet, network and computer issues that impact people’s work, entertainment and daily life. 

The University of Central Missouri’s Information Technology degree programs also offer undergraduate courses using Netlab, a virtual, hands-on learning system. This software program provides more flexibility in how you learn the fundamentals necessary for jobs in IT.

Online degree program options

Although not 100% online, we offer many of our classes online for added flexibility.

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Unique learning opportunities in Information Technology degree programs

Your educational experience goes beyond the walls of our state-of-the-art classrooms. While pursuing your Bachelor of Information Technology, you’ll get real-world experience that will enhance the value of your bachelor’s degree and prepare you for IT jobs.

  • Internships: Many of our bachelor’s in Information Technology students receive offers for full-time jobs in IT after interning at major companies such as AT&T, CenturyLink, the Air Force Civil Service and countless others.
  • Community service: Get hands-on experience while making a difference by helping local organizations that need your IT skills to keep their operations going.
  • Student organizations: Connect with your classmates outside of the classroom in student groups, including honor societies and clubs for IT majors.
  • Student advising: Get personal guidance on your career and coursework choices from an advisor dedicated to students earning a bachelor’s in Information Technology with your chosen concentration.


What can you do with a bachelor’s in Information Technology from UCM?

Offering hands-on experience using the same equipment as IT professionals, UCM’s Information Technology degree programs prepare you for a wide variety of careers in hundreds of industries. Your coursework also prepares you to earn professional certifications that demonstrate your skills and help set you apart to future employers.

Explore options for a successful career in IT

Use the interactive tool below to learn more about the job market for graduates with a Bachelor of Information Technology, including potential salaries and hiring trends.




Financial assistance options for your Information Technology degree

We take pride in keeping our students’ debt burden low and can help you find ways to finance your education

Beyond the general scholarships available through the university, you may qualify for funding opportunities specifically for undergraduate students seeking a bachelor’s in Information Technology. These include:

  • IT Achievement Awards
  • Midwest Computech Scholarship

You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.


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Take your degree further.

Advance your education and achieve your IT career goals in grad school at UCM.

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Make yourself more marketable.

Add to your resume without adding time to complete your Information Technology degree from UCM with one of the following minors.

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UCM has the degree program that’s right for you. Explore these other undergraduate majors that are similar to Information Technology degree programs.


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