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.