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Computer Information Science Degree

The Computer Information Science Program at Gwynedd-Mercy College is dedicated to providing students with a solid foundation in computer science and in problem-solving, programming, and mathematical skills while also giving students hands-on experience with state-of-the-art tools, technology and software used in the industry today. Emphasis is placed upon preparing the student to enter the professional workplace or continue studies in graduate school.

Our exciting cutting-edge curriculum is based on the latest technologies in the industry, and GMC is one of the first schools in southeastern Pennsylvania to add mobile applications development as part of the core curriculum! The curriculum is continually updated and designed to provide students with expert instruction on the most current trends, policies and practices in the field.

The CIS program at GMC is taught by experts who are experienced professionals in their respective fields. This allows the CIS graduate from GMC to possess the knowledge and skills to succeed in graduate or professional school or in employment in a variety of fields, including:

  • Web designer/programmer
  • Mobile applications developer
  • Computer forensics investigator
  • Web services applications developer
  • Multimedia/game developer
  • Network administrator
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Database administrator

The CIS Industry is already applauding GMC for embracing cutting-edge technologies this past year to our course content in several courses, as is evidenced by recent feedback we have received from one of our recent graduate's employer during the interview process:

"...You [at GMC] have a good balance of theory and hands-on coursework in your CIS curriculum that I did not find with any other applicant. This combination set [our graduate] apart from the rest of the applicants."

- Joshua Gilper, Lead Developer of Web Applications, Cap Index, Inc. (Apr.2010) B.S. Computer Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Gwynedd-Mercy College is one of the few colleges and universities allowing their CIS students to add a "Professional Option" to their major. This allows the GMC student to combine concentrations in Computer Forensics, Web Design & Multimedia, or Business (pre-MBA), with their Computer Information Science degree. Thus, the GMC student may have a more concentrated program of study by focusing on a particular career path within the field of computer information science, making the student more marketable when competing for jobs in their chosen industry upon graduation.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Science (CIS) with Web Design & Multimedia option enables students to work as web site designers and/or web applications developers for companies in various industries. Several students concentrating on web design and multimedia have received job offers as seniors, as companies are recognizing the talents of our students in this fast-growing field of computer science. Our exciting cutting-edge CIS curriculum is based on the latest technologies in the industry, including mobile applications development as part of the core curriculum. Our program focuses on several key areas: providing a solid foundation in problem-solving, programming and mathematical skills while also giving students hands-on experience in state-of-the-art tools used in industry today in the areas of mobile and applications programming, web design, computer architecture, databases, and networking. Our goal is to prepare competent computer professionals ready to enter the workforce upon graduation.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Science (CIS) with Computer Forensics option is one of the hottest and fastest growing fields of computer science. It enables graduates to work for crime labs and agencies like the FBI, helping to track down evidence of crime on computer devices. Students combine courses in criminal justice with their cybercrime and computer forensics courses. Our exciting cutting-edge CIS curriculum is based on the latest technologies in the industry, including mobile applications development as part of the core curriculum. Our program focuses on several key areas: providing a solid foundation in problem-solving, programming and mathematical skills while also giving students hands-on experience in state-of-the-art tools used in industry today in the areas of mobile and applications programming, web design, computer architecture, databases, and networking. Our goal is to prepare competent computer professionals ready to enter the workforce upon graduation.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Science (CIS) with Business professional option is sought out by students interested in combining their CIS knowledge with accounting, finance, or marketing. Our incredible full-time and adjunct business faculty, many of whom are working in the industry today, bring real-world business experience into the classroom and lay the foundation for students to pursue a graduate MBA degree. Our cutting-edge CIS curriculum is based on the latest technologies in the industry, including mobile applications development as part of the core curriculum. Our program focuses on several key areas: providing a solid foundation in problem-solving, programming and mathematical skills while also giving students hands-on experience in state-of-the-art tools used in industry today in the areas of mobile and applications programming, web design, computer architecture, databases, and networking. Our goal is to prepare competent computer professionals ready to enter the workforce upon graduation.