The Mount receives approval to offer informatics major in Fall 2013

Academics, Business, Informatics, Press Releases

By: Jill Eichhorn

File Under: business, informatics

The College of Mount St. Joseph announces new informatics programs beginning next fall.

Informatics is the intersection of people, information, and technology systems in the context of a specific discipline.  At the Mount, these interdisciplinary majors are designed to include a set of common core informatics courses in addition to the discipline-specific courses.

The Mount will offer four informatics majors along with an informatics minor:
• Business informatics
• Health science informatics
• Web and mobile informatics
• Dual major in mathematics and web and mobile informatics.

“Employers looking to hire information technology professionals want them to have not only solid computing abilities but also excellent communication and problem solving skills, the foundation of a strong liberal arts education,” said Mary Jean Blink, informatics program director at the Mount.

Organizations are looking for employees who can meet the current technological challenges and adapt to future technologies as they emerge. Job prospects for students in technology-based careers are very promising on both the regional and national level. For instance, the American Medical Informatics Association projects a need for more than 50,000 workers in health science informatics in the next five to seven years.

To learn more about the Mount’s informatics major and minor, visit the web at www.msj.edu.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.