The Computer Systems Management major prepares students for the world of technology in the business sector by introducing them to a variety of current hardware and software technologies. This major provides background and experience in problem solving enabling students to learn and adapt to new technologies they will meet in the workplace.
Why Study Computer Systems Management at CHC?
At CHC, you will become familiar with a variety of hardware and software technologies and gain enough background and problem-solving experience to adapt to the technologies you will meet in the workplace. Along with classroom instruction from highly qualified and experienced professors, you will earn a well-rounded liberal arts education that will help you think for yourself and overlay your career decisions with an ethical perspective.
The Computer Systems Management major is designed to produce well-rounded, technically knowledgeable individuals capable of moving into multiple areas of Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Management, or Project Management.
Qualified students may be invited to join Epsilon Pi Tau, the International Honor Society for Technology. Students need to complete at least 18 credits of computer science, computer technology, digital forensics, and/or cyber security courses and maintain a Career GPA of 3.25 and a GPA of 3.25 in the Major. Eligible students are also required to be in the top 35% of their class and have approval of the Program.
Students who enjoy programming are welcome to become members of the Programming Team. The team competes in Programming Contests sponsored by the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges. The team holds weekly practices in preparation for the Programming Contests.
- Major: Computer Systems Management
- Minor: Computer Systems Management
- Minor: Information Management
According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, the demand for computer systems managers is projected to increase as companies bolster their cybersecurity, move to cloud-computing, and expand their digital platforms. To be part of this exciting field, you will need a solid background in computers. You will need work experience, such as an internship, and a bachelor's degree to be ready for many of these positions. You can also pursue graduate study in computer technology or a computer-related field. You will be able to apply your computer knowledge to many areas of industry. Many technology positions involve teamwork and collaboration with colleagues. Jobs in computer technology are varied and are constantly changing as technology becomes part of every aspect of life. All types of organizations require people with computer knowledge. Possible careers include:
- Computer and Information Systems Manager
- Computer Hardware Engineer
- Computer Network Architect
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Database Administrator
All students in this major participate in an internship that enables them to apply their academic knowledge and gain experience in the workplace. Students work closely with the Director of Experiential Learning in Career Services and the Center’s internship advisor to complete the internship process
If you are interested in becoming a Computer Systems Management major at Chestnut Hill College, please email the Data and Society Center at firstname.lastname@example.org