Computer and Information Science at Messiah College
If thinking creatively and critically to solve complex problems excites you, and you enjoy working with technology, then Messiah College’s computer and information science major might be right for you.
The demand for quantitative, technical thinkers who have a computer and information science degree (equivalent to courses of a computer science degree) is strong and will continue to grow. In the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in computer and information science major, you take classes in areas such as computer programming, databases, systems analysis and design applications to develop the technical skills you need to secure a job in the computer and information science industry.
After taking those core courses, you can choose concentrations in business information systems, computer science, software development or web development. Taking Messiah's major in computer and information science with a concentration in computer science is the equivalent of a computer science major at many other colleges!
As a computer and information science major at Messiah College, you'll be able to:
- Complete a strong common core of courses in foundational information sciences
- Choose a concentration in business information systems, computer science, software development, or web management
- Conduct projects for national and international organizations with Messiah College’s Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research
- Have access to a dedicated software studio where you can work on special projects, experiment with different operating systems, software and hardware and networking devices
- Compete to participate in a National Science Foundation summer research program
- Have the opportunity to join a student programming team. In the past, our student programming teams have qualified for and competed in International Collegiate Programming Contests in Warsaw, Poland in 2012, and in Marrakesh, Morroco in 2015.
As a graduate of the computer and information science program, you will be equipped to secure positions in areas such as:
- Graduate school
For more information on career planning for the computer and information science program, visit the Messiah College Career and Professional Development Center.
Messiah’s nationally recognized Internship Center helps place students in a variety of computer and information science internships. Some examples include:
- National Security Agency
- IBM Corporation
- ADT Data Systems, Inc.
- PNC Bank
- Naval Supply Information Systems Activity
- Rite Aid Corporation
- Scientific Applications International Corporation
Discover how your Christian faith and interest in computing will work hand-in-hand in your future career in computer and information science. And at Messiah, a top-ranked Christian college, your professors and our state-of-the art facilities will also encourage and support the technology research, experimentation, and creative problem solving you’ll need to compete for a successful career as a software developer, systems analyst, programmer, network administrator, database manager, financial analyst, web developer, computer security specialist and more.