If you’re pursuing an undergraduate degree in acting or marketing at Pace University, you may be wondering why you are required to take classes in computing when they don’t seem too relevant to what you want to study. The fact is that computing is relevant to every industry today – in fact, technology is one of the few industry sectors that is continually growing, even during economic downturns.
Not only does this mean that having basic knowledge of how to use computers effectively is an increasingly required skill for all jobs, but the more you learn about computing the more attractive you are to prospective employers. Computer literacy is in – and it’s not going anywhere.
For many Pace University programs, learning about technology and computers will greatly enhance your education and career prospects. Finance majors who take classes in data analytics and technology will find a huge number of opportunities available for niche expertise. Law students who learn cybersecurity law can access a growing number of jobs specializing in law and ethics in an exploding industry. And if you really think computing doesn’t apply to your degree, let us know and we’ll change your mind!
Learning how to navigate the basics of programming, spreadsheets, and web design is something students have told us they frequently fall back on in the most unexpected times – so whether you feel passionate about tech or no, join us in our CIS 101 and CIS 102w classes with an open mind! You may end up following in the footsteps of some of our top students who transferred to a Seidenberg degree from arts majors, or the scores of students who decided on a Seidenberg minor to boost their job prospects and starting salaries after graduation!