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Information Systems students from Gannon University develop skills in the design, modeling and development of computer-based information systems. These include two primary areas of study: computing and business.

To support the development of computing skills, students learn to utilize and critique technology associated with the systems and apply them to business. To support the development of business skills, a portion of the curriculum emphasizes the role and concepts of the different functional areas of business. In addition, students develop communication and interpersonal skills in order to prepare them to interact positively in the marketplace.

Students incorporate facets of their professional education with facets of societal awareness to make ethical decisions, both professional and personal. Ultimately, the students leave with the foundation to define a high quality of life by integrating their profession with lifestyle decisions. 

IS majors will develop skills in design, modeling and development of computer and information systems. To support these technical skills, students learn to practice teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills.

You Will Experience

  • Multiple programming languages and platforms
  • Database and network systems integration and development
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Design and deployment of high-quality computer-based systems
  • Balancing business needs, technology and human factors in order to yield a successful product
  • Opportunities for cross- and multi-disciplinary project work

You Will Achieve

Information systems majors solve business problems using data and computing principles. They innovate, explore, analyze, automate and manage information systems, technology and projects. This includes data and business process modeling as well as requirements and project management. IS graduates apply current computing knowledge, technology, skills, techniques and methods to:
  • identify, analyze and develop effective solutions for problems,
  • improve product, process and/or organizational elements, and
  • apply creativity in design thinking and innovate where appropriate.
Recent Gannon information systems graduates have secured internships and employment at top organizations such as Bayer Corporation, Citizens Bank, Erie Insurance Group, GE Transportation and UPMC Hamot. Such opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • applications development
  • data administration
  • information resource management
  • network coordination
  • systems analysis
  • technical operations
  • web and e-commerce initiatives

You Will Earn

Students will be well prepared for employment or graduate work, and to continue developing as a computing professional. This includes adaptability to different disciplines, environments and tasks. Gannon IS graduates are fully prepared for employment in chosen post-graduate pursuits.

Salaries in the field vary depending on the location and type of organization.
  • Starting salary: $51,900
  • Mid-career salary: $87,200

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications for undergraduate programs are processed on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Problem Solving and Computer
  • Programming and Lab
  • Requirements and Project Management
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Programming in UNIX
  • Database Management Systems

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of 16 academic units at the high school level, four of which must be English; remainder of units are to be comprised of four units in mathematics including geometry and trigonometry or pre-calculus, four units of science including physics, and four units in any combination of social sciences and foreign languages.
  • Academic course selection, grades, letters of recommendation, personal statement and SAT/ACT scores will be carefully reviewed for admission consideration.
  • Demonstrate motivation and curiosity through interests and extracurricular activities.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          16530 USD/semester
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          16530 USD/semester
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        Living costs for Erie

        • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


        Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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