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GWU’s Computer-Related Programs Offer Range of Career Opportunities

Two programs at Gardner-Webb University within different departments offer students a chance to specialize in fields emphasizing computer expertise.

While the GWU Computer Science degree focuses on computer technology and utilizing its functions, the university’s Computer Information Systems program instructs students in using those capabilities in the business world for purposes like marketing and finance. Both tracks teach lessons in computer programming and networking, but the applications of those functions differ. The programs suggest some of the same career paths such as education and government work.

Computer Science is a major in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. It emphasizes the technical aspects of information processing and design, computing technologies, problem-solving and decision-making. Students learn skills in programming, digital multimedia, operating systems, network security, data structures, software engineering and more. Graduates from this program have the credentials to work for computer vendors, software companies, banks, research laboratories or web design.

Tyler Turner (’16) is applying his Computer Science degree toward his continued education. Turner is in the Ph.D. program in bioinformatics at UNC Charlotte. His studies include developing and utilizing computational approaches to solve biological problems.

Turner said his GWU professors provided him the knowledge to tackle his advanced studies. “My GWU course work was constant and increasingly challenging, which is an essential first step into doing well at the graduate level.”

Computer Information Systems is a program offered by the Broyhill School of Management in the Godbold School of Business. It focuses on information and data management, computer programming and networking. Courses also teach skills in marketing, finance, management and accounting. Students that complete the program are qualified to work for banks, nonprofit organizations and national businesses.

Mason Womack (’17) uses skills from Computer Information Systems in his job at Shoe Show’s corporate office in Concord, N.C.

“[My classes] provided me with experience with Excel and in developing spreadsheets,” Womack observed. “I worked as part of a team using GLO-BUS (computer simulation program) which helped me become more familiar with financial ratios and how changing certain aspects within an entire business can affect them.”

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