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Teaching Area(s): CIS and Computer Science

Mount Union has much better computing facilities than other private schools our size. The administration has maintained a commitment to keep our computer labs up to date with equipment and software that allows us to offer course content that applies directly to practices and skills used in the real world.

Information Systems Learning Objectives

At Mount Union, students can take advantage of current and future technological innovations and develop skills through hands-on experience as majors of computer information systems.

Graduates are prepared to enter a number of career fields such as application programming, systems analysis and information systems management.

Computer information systems majors can participate in off-campus internships, independent study projects, part-time computer employment, lectures by guest speakers, Society of Computing Students programming and on-campus employment as lab assistants, lab supervisors and HelpDesk assistants.

Recent computer information systems graduates of Mount Union have entered master's programs at Case Western Reserve University, Florida State University, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, The Ohio State University, University of North Carolina and the University of Pittsburgh.

Computer Science and Information Systems Learning Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to extend current knowledge and/or skills to a computing environment or problem currently unknown to the student.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to solve problems in the discipline.
  • Students will demonstrate interpretive skills, including the ability to:  a) analyze data statistically, b) interpret results of experiments, c)  draw reasonable conclusions based on experimental results.
  • Students will learn and demonstrate standards of professional behavior, including rules of ethics and etiquette.
  • Students will develop and demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a group on a common problem.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to search the relevant literature of the discipline to find information that addresses a specific problem.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to produce a technical document.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to give an effective presentation using visual aids and/or software demonstrations.

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