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Computer and Information Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

Computer science is more than just programming and database languages. It is a fully fundamental discipline that provides understanding of how computers and computer systems operate as well as developing technologies that benefit society. By majoring in computer science, you will develop skills in hardware design, systems design, software development and design, algorithm development, and the processes of storing, retrieving and transferring data. Additionally, at Chestnut Hill College, computer science majors will also be able to interact with others who have similar interests, along the way earning a degree which shows a developed capacity to think creatively, logically and quantitatively.

Requirements

For more information about major and minor requirements, view the Computer Sciences section of the Catalog.

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Internships

A computer and information science major can intern in the technology department of profit and non-profit organizations, in computer software companies, government agencies and technology corporations. 

Some of our graduates have held internships at the following companies and organizations:

Informant Technologies
Cyber Technologies Group
Rutgers University
Gravic, Inc.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Tech Dept

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Student Activities

Students who qualify with a major and career GPA of 3.0/4.0 and who have completed 25 semester hours including 15 semester hours in computer sciences, may be invited to join Sigma Zeta, the National Science and Mathematics Honor Society.

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After Graduation

With a growing job force and exciting and varied prospects, computer sciences is a continually expanding field. In addition to the technological knowledge required to succeed in this field, students will also learn how to collaborate with colleagues and how to effectively become project managers. 

Technology is ever-changing and because of that, all kinds of organizations need the assistance of experts and people with advanced computer systems' knowledge. Some of the most common positions held by computer sciences majors include:

Systems Analyst and Programmer
Software Engineer
Technical Report Writer
Database Administrator
Project Leader
Network Systems Analyst

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Contact Information

If you are interested in becoming a computer sciences major at Chestnut Hill College, please contact Lisa Olivieri, SSJ, Undergraduate Program Coordinator (lolivier@chc.edu).

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