Through the Information Systems (IS) program at Marietta College, students learn how to program in high-level computer languages, use object-oriented design principles, master modern software tools, understand hardware components, communicate ideas and project results orally and in written form, and use analytical and technical skills to develop IS solutions to solve business problems.
At Marietta College, students gain valuable hands-on experience through internships with local and national companies. Many of these internships have led to full-time positions upon graduation. Students have also volunteered at non-profit organizations and government agencies such as Habitat for Humanity and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources to lend their expertise, resulting in a rewarding experience for both student and employer. In addition, students are required to take our Senior Capstone course, where they work with real businesses to develop an information system from requirements gathering to actual implementation.
In addition to developing strong computing and business skills — both of which make our graduates highly sought-after job candidates — Marietta College students benefit from the a liberal arts education they receive. Future employers know our graduates possess technical skills as well as effective communication skills.
Job opportunities for information systems professionals are expected to grow by 16 percent over the 2008-18 decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. Marietta’s IS graduates hold fulfilling career positions as systems analysts, application developers, web developers, database designers/administrators, project managers, IT consultants and security analysts.