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  • What Can I Do With a Major in Computing and Information Science?

    The Computing & Information Science (CIS) Department at Saint Vincent College has concentrations in Information Technology, Computer Science, Security, and Bioinformatics, preparing students for a wide range of careers and graduate programs. While a student in this department, you might learn to write a mobile phone app, protect a network from malicious attacks, write computer game software, set up an ecommerce website along with the code and backend database that support the site, set up servers, write software to mine huge biological databases -- just to name a few of the possibilities. Because of the increasing computerization of all that we do, graduates in this major are in demand in a wide variety of organizations. Upon completing a degree in this major, you might go directly into the job market in areas such as software engineering, network administration, web development, systems administration, systems analysis, artificial intelligence, or computer security. You might also go to graduate school in computer science, information science, management information systems, or a number of related fields. A degree from this department gives you the background to directly impact our society's future, in how we automate the many tasks of life and work, provide useful services such as voice and data communications, and use technology to achieve things that were only dreams a few years ago.