Computing and computer technology are integrated into just about every aspect of our lives.  From the way we communicate, to the movies that we watch, to the way we do business, the Computing Program at the Mount highlights the interaction of people, information and technology in a specific discipline.

 

A major in Web & Mobile App Development (Technical Concentration) gives students the technical knowledge and skills necessary to apply web and mobile technologies and perform data analytics within various professional environments. Your next “app” could change the world. If you can conceive it, you can create it. Your creativity and innovation coupled with the knowledge and skills learned from studying Web & Mobile App Development can empower you to make a difference, in ways such as:


  • Changing the way we communicate by creating a new social media app
  • Giving hope to those with disabilities by designing an app that helps them in their daily challenges
  • Allowing people to live a more sustainable life by monitoring carbon emissions and managing recycling efforts
  • Gathering and analyzing data to find trends for corporate decision making
  • Creating the next Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG)
  • Improving the delivery of digital media and entertainment.

Students in this major have the option of choosing between a technical and non-technical track. Selecting a minor in either mathematics or graphic design enables the student to customize the required coursework to his/her interests.

 

Featured Courses:

Students study software development with an emphasis on the web and mobile platforms.  Course work provides a foundation in:


  • Client and Server Side Scripting
  • Foundations of Visual Thinking
  • Networks
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Web Fundamentals & Standards
  • Intro to Mobile Application Development.

Why Web & Mobile App Development at the Mount?


  • Small class sizes, personal attentional, and a welcoming atmosphere for a healthy learning environment.
  • Coursework that develops the advanced problem solving skills coveted by employers
  • Opportunity to train with cutting-edge technologies
  • Individual research, as well as co-op experience to prepare you for your future career.
  • Course projects and research that promote transforming ideas into innovative computer applications.

 

Career Potential:

Employers look for technology professionals with strong communication and problem solving skills in addition to computing skills such as web and mobile application development and computer network analysis and programming.

 

With the explosion in web and mobile usage over the last decade, it’s more important than ever to understand the technology that drives today’s businesses. Computing occupations are estimated to grow rapidly over the next decade, many between 21 percent and 54 percent (US-BLS), far outpacing overall job growth in the U.S. Whether you want to develop mobile apps or build websites for businesses, a major in Web & Mobile App Development prepares you well.

 

With your new Web & Mobile App Development degree from Mount St. Joseph University, you might choose to pursue one of the following career/educational paths:


  • Front End Web & Mobile App Developer
  • Back End Web & Mobile App Developer
  • Database Administration/Mining/Analytics
  • Human-computer interaction (HCI) specialist
  • Database designer/administrator
  • Content management system manager
  • Full stack web developer
  • Mobile app developer
  • User Experience (UX) designer

Graduate School


  • Data Analytics/Data Science
  • Computer Science
  • Web Development
  • Mobile Application Development

95.2 percent of surveyed 2018 graduates of the School of Behavioral & Natural Sciences reported that they were successfully employed, enrolled in graduate studies, or volunteering within six months of graduation. The knowledge rate for this survey was 95.2 percent (9 of 10 responded)

 

Facilities

There are two computer labs dedicated solely to the Departments of Mathematics and Computing where students are exposed to a variety of applications, development tools, and other technologies, including Java, C++, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Android SDK and Android Studio, Microsoft Visual Studio, and Adobe Creative Suite.

 

Alumni Profile

Kevin came to the Mount after serving in the Navy for seven years. During his time at the Mount, he did an internship for Lampros Labs. Kevin completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Web & Mobile Informatics in May of 2015. Currently, he is working as a software developer for Lampros Labs, as well as a technical co-founder for Flair.

Additional Resources

  Faculty and Staff

Denise Krueger
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Dennis Gibson
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Program Director