Join technological expertise with business know-how with this BS in information systems and technology

Today’s most successful businesses are the ones that make the best use of advanced technological systems. With a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology, you can prepare yourself for an in-demand, high-earning career creating or supporting these systems.

Our IST degree is offered through the College of Business Administration, which is among the top 2 percent of business schools in the world due to double AACSB accreditation in business and accounting.

The degree’s business school foundation, plus its many opportunities for experiential learning, means you’ll learn both advanced technical skills and how to apply those skills in a successful career.

A versatile IT degree for your unique goals

This program allows you to choose between completing your degree in information technology online, in-person or hybrid, so you can learn in a way that makes sense for your lifestyle.

You can also customize your courseload, taking electives in the business and technology topics that interest you most. Graduate with a generalized degree or complete a concentration in topics like application development, business intelligence or cybersecurity.


Program type:

Major, BS


On-Campus, 100% Online, Hybrid

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Information Systems and Technology

Why earn your information systems and technology degree at the University of Missouri–St. Louis?

UMSL’s high-value, career-oriented IT degree is designed to help you excel in your future. Highlights of our IST degree include:

  • Value and affordability. We offer several scholarships and financial aid options to help you get started in our affordable, practice-focused program.
  • Experiential learning. When you major in information systems and technology, you’ll have ample opportunities to solve real-world problems for existing businesses.
  • Vibrant student life. Learn beyond the classroom with hackathons, student clubs, conferences, study abroad, internships, research and more.
  • Specialized facilities. Expand your skill set with high-quality equipment and software in our Advanced Information Systems Lab and Cybersecurity and IT Innovation Lab.
  • An accelerated MS program. If you’re interested in an MS in information systems and technology, you can take an accelerated courseload and graduate with one in five years.

What can you do with an information systems and technology degree?

An IST degree prepares you for in-demand jobs in roles essential for growing a business’s digital presence. One hundred percent of UMSL students who major in information systems and technology are either employed or in graduate school within a year of graduation.

Many of our graduates find work in St. Louis, becoming part of its vibrant business culture. They perform jobs in IT, cybersecurity, database management, application development, business intelligence and more.

Employment in the computer and information technology field is widely available – according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions are expected to grow by 15 percent by 2032, much higher than average.


Median annual salary


Employment growth by 2032

Career Opportunities

  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Cyber Defense Incident Responder
  • Cybersecurity Awareness and Training
  • Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • IT/Security Auditor
  • Security Architect

Plan of study

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

Review Full Degree Requirements  Review Sample Four-Year Plan  Download 4-Year Academic Map

Non-Missouri Residents: Prospective students are responsible for reviewing the UMSL 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

Make new friends and learn new skills by joining one of our Recognized Student Organizations. Here are several opportunities you may be interested in as an information systems and technology major:

Internship opportunities and undergraduate research

The Career and Internship Program at the UMSL College of Business Administration will help prepare you with the real-world experience to hit the ground running when you get a job. We also encourage majors in accounting to participate in Undergraduate Research and Scholarship to innovate and collaborate with leaders in your field.

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.