Informatics Major & Minor

Computers are changing the way we approach many problems: disease diagnosis and treatment, ecological collapse, ethnic and religious conflict, resource distribution, goods production and more. Do you have the passion to help solve these problems using computers? Informatics is the science of creating, storing, retrieving, changing and sharing information in ways that help everyone solve problems and better understand the world. At Goshen, you will learn how to leverage computing knowledge to explore your passions.

At GC, we’ve designed a program that blends computer science with a cognate area of your choice. The five possible choices are business, biology, communication, mathematics, and peace, justice and conflict studies (PJCS). The PJCS cognate is a distinctive GC program not offered by any other college. Once you choose a concentration, you’ll use computers to solve problems specific to your area.

As an informatics student, you’ll find many co-curricular opportunities on campus to gain practical experience, whether it’s designing apps, programming websites or working at the Information Technology Services help desk. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to take on graduate school or a rewarding career in the rapidly evolving digital world!

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Jeanette Shown

Jeanette Shown

Associate Professor of Computer Science & Informatics

Jerrell Richer

Jerrell Richer

Professor of Economics, Carl Kreider Chair

David Housman

David Housman

Professor of Mathematics

Andy Ammons

Andy Ammons

Associate Professor of Biology, Lindsay Field Researcher

Phil Mason

Phil Mason

Associate Professor of Business

Leslie Miller

Leslie Miller

Assistant Professor of Art

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