Program Facts

  • GU Information Systems Facts

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

    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.
    • IS professions are identified as a “high priority occupation” by the Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information and Analysis.
    • According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, salary offers for IS graduates average about $54,000 per year, with a range of $50,000 to $60,000.

    About the Program

    • IS majors in the program learn to:
      • Realize and manage systems life cycle processes
      • Integrate information systems technology to address business needs
      • Comprehend organizational and business structures and processes
      • Apply quantitative measures to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of information systems
    • Professionally-involved, technical faculty teach and mentor majors.
    • The IS program is hosted by the Computer and Information Science (CIS) department along with the related CIS majors in the computing and information fields: bioinformatics, computer science 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.