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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!
Watch this video to learn more about the informatics program at Goshen College.
After graduating, Zach enrolled in a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in digital libraries. He is now an assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics.
Brian Sutter is a 2016 physics and informatics graduate. Despite facing pressure to attend an Ivy League school, Brian knew Goshen was the place where he wanted to be. So far, it has exceeded all of his expectations.