Program Facts

  • GU Computer Science Facts

    • Recent Gannon CS graduates have secured employment at top organizations such as Bayer Corporation, Citizens Bank, Erie Insurance, General Electric, and Hamot Medical Center.
    • CS majors can be involved in student chapters of professional organizations including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE).
    • Graduates from Gannon’s Computer Science program enjoy a 100% placement in either employment or graduate studies.
    • CS majors have benefitted from work experiences, complementing their academic work at sites such as Erie Insurance, General Electric, and Hamot Medical Center.

    Major Facts

    • Nationally, more than one million systems-related professionals will be needed in the United States in the next 10 years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    • Employment growth is expected to be much faster than the average of all occupations.
    • CS professions are identified as a “high priority occupation” by the Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information and Analysis.
    • According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary was $97,970 in 2008 with the middle 50% earning between $75,340 and $124,370.

    About the Program

    • CS majors in the program learn to:
      • Design and build software
      • Design and analyze algorithms for correctness and complexity Apply discrete mathematics and abstract structures to solve computational problems
      • Understand the interface between computer architecture and software applications
      • Apply quantitative measures to the evaluation of computational units
       
    • Professionally involved, technical faculty teach and mentor majors. 
    • The CS program is hosted by the Computer and Information Science (CIS) department along with the related CIS majors of the computing and information fields: bioinformatics, information systems and software engineering. 
    • The program shares CIS facilities and courses with the related majors in the computing and information fields enabling participation in interdisciplinary and team-based projects.