Become a technology expert.

Computing technology is a broad, in-demand, fulfilling field that involves installing, maintaining, improving and operating computer systems, software and databases.  Skilled computing technology professionals are needed in every industry from arts and entertainment to sports and recreation, business, fashion design and marketing.

 

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Major, BS

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Overview

Bachelor of Science in -

Computing Technology

The BS in Computing Technology is designed for those interested in a broad and deep computing education. It’s meant for those who want to focus more on technologies and transition to fulfilling careers, or those interested in future graduate study in an area related to computer science.

This program explores areas of computing technologies including network systems integration, software development, computer architecture design and utilization, database management and analysis. You’ll also explore the critical security aspects of computing and protection of proprietary information.

Outcomes and Career Outlook

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to apply algorithmic principles to solve computational problems; analyze and compare alternative solutions to computing problems; use multiple general-purpose programming languages; design, implement (code) and document solutions to computational problems; design, evaluate and manage information technology infrastructure; create secure software systems; work effectively in teams to design and implement solutions; effectively communicate computing technology concepts and solutions; and recognize and promote the professional, social, ethical and legal issues and responsibilities in the computing/software profession.

Employment of computer analysts is projected to grow up to 7% to 2029, with a median annual salary of $90,920, according to wage and employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.



90,920

Median annual salary

7

Employment growth by 2029

Career Opportunities

  • Cloud Architect
  • Computer Forensic Investigator
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Health IT Specialist
  • Internet Security Officer
  • IT Project Manager
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Network & Systems Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Web Developer

 

Plan of study

All majors must meet the general education requirements of the university in addition to completing degree-specific curriculum requirements.

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Non-Missouri Residents: Prospective students are responsible for reviewing the NC-SARA state authorizations page to see if this program is offered in their state throughout their program and to review the licensure or certification requirements for the state in which they reside.

Student organizations

From leadership, to cultural, to just plain fun, Recognized Student Organizations at UMSL make it easy to get involved. Students who join RSOs make new friends, learn new skills, and perform better in classes. Plus, with over 120 student organizations on campus, there’s something for everyone! You might like:

Honors College

The UMSL Honors College is a certificate program that can be paired with any major without adding extra classes or extending time to graduate. Classes in the Honors College are seminar-style, meaning that they are based in reading, writing, discussion, and critical thinking. This unique class format fosters an intellectual climate centered around democracy, diversity, civility and academic excellence.

Undergraduate research

We encourage and support students as they engage in exciting activities in and outside of the classroom that enrich their academic and professional understanding of their chosen area of study. All majors are encouraged to participate in Undergraduate Research and Scholarship to produce discipline-specific intellectual or creative innovations to their field.