We are the teaching department for computing at Saint Vincent College:
a small, Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts and sciences college located in Latrobe,PA. The CIS department
offers a complete major in CIS.
The major currently has a choice of a
CS (computer science),
IT (information technology),
BIN (bioinformatics), or
SEC (computer security) concentration.
The minor is flexible,
allowing specializations in areas such as computer security, web technologies, databases,
mathematics & computing, and programming languages.
- We received a $50,000 Snee-Reinhardt Foundation grant
for 2 new computer labs, which are now in place along with our larger, main computer lab.
- There are several new internship openings,
new fulltime job openings (including mobile app development,
Java developers wanted in Uniontown, etc.),
and scholarship possibilities.
- In addition, see Careers and Internships
for several companies offering both full-time positions and internships.
- Wall Street Journal article
says that tech firms are scouring college campuses looking for software engineering talent
- The CIS dept. is featured in the Nov 2011 issue
of the Boyer Bulletin. Read about our new professor, Dr. Anthony Serapiglia,
the research that 2 of our CIS majors did over the summer, as well as more on the above grant project.
- A recent CNN Money article lists their 20 best jobs for fast growth. Software development is number 1, and in the top 20 are 6 other subfields of computing.
- Computer systems analysis career is highly ranked.
- Check out Computer Science Education Week for a wealth of information
about the interesting places that computer science can take today's students!
- Engineering, Computer Science Pay More Than Liberal Arts, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.
- The only STEM area (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) where the 10-year projection of job openings exceeds the
number of college graduates is computing -- and the openings exceed the number of graduates by a large amount! See
the bar chart on the bottom of page 3
of this pdf file.
reports on the top paid majors for the class of 2011
- Computer Science and Engineering gave top starting
starting salaries in 2011.
- No unemployment for information security analysts
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects strong growth in demand for software
engineers as well as network and database administrators.
- Computing Degrees and Careers from the Association for
- According to eweek.com, citing Dice.com data,
there is strong demand
for software developers. Other computing areas in the top 10 for demand include
security, SAP developers, Microsoft Sharepoint specialists, web developers, and network engineering professionals.