Starting in the Fall of 2014 Goshen College students will be able to major in Information Technology. This a major crafted to give the students the skills that local employers indicated they wanted new computer graduates to have. The major provides students a solid foundation in computer programming as well as courses in business and communication. With this major students will be able to analyze business problems and implement computer solutions that increase efficiency and profitability of companies.

Some of the jobs that students with an Information Technology major are Business Analyst, Computer Support Specialist, Network Systems Administrator, Computer Programmer, and Web Developer.  As indicated by the Bureau of Labor links, all these careers are in strong demand, currently experiencing growth, and pay well. Employers in the area would like to hire more Goshen College grads with these skills than the school is currently graduating.

Courses that are required for the new Information Technology major:

  • Info 200, Problem Solving with Computers ……………………………….. 3
  • Info 230, Programming I……………………………………………………….. 4
  • Info 330, Programming II………………………………………………………. 4
  • Info 340, Database Design…………………………………………………….. 3
  • Info 346, Human Computer Interaction …………………………………….. 3
  • Info 350, Computer Networking & Security ………………………………… 3
  • Info 355, Systems Analysis …………………………………………………….. 3
  • Info 405, Project Management ………………………………………………… 3
  • Info 409, Internship………………………………………………………………. 3
  • CoSc 360, Operating Systems ………………………………………………… 3
  • CoSc 410, Senior Seminar……………………………………………………… 1
  • Math 205, Discrete Mathematics……………………………………………… 3
  • Math 211, Calculus I…………………………………………………………….. 4

9 credits of electives selected from the following list:

  • Acc 201, Principles of Financial Accounting(3)
  • Acc 210, Accounting Information Systems(3)
  • Bus 220, Office Software Productivity(3)
  • Bus 318, Operations Management(3)
  • Comm 108, Digital Design(3)
  • Comm 270, Media, Law & Ethics(3)
  • Comm 326, Creating for the Web(3)
  • Comm 375, Animation(3)
  • CoSc 365, Analysis of Algorithms(3)
  • CoSc 375, Topics in Computer Science(3)

A minor in Information Technology requires 19 credits:

  • Core Courses (10 credits)
    •      Info 200, Solving Problems with Computers (3)
    •      Info 230, Programming I (4)
    •      Info 346, Human Computer Interaction (3)
  • Electives (9 credits)
  • Any Computer Science, Information Technology, or Informatics courses at the 300-400 level