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Cairn University students can now major in computer science.

Two new Cairn University majors, computer science and information systems, take a biblically integrated approach to developing professionals whose work shapes our world—expanding individuals’, organizations’, and governments’ horizons of possibility and impossibility.

With its focus on biblical literacy and integration, Cairn University attracts students who want to shape the church, society, and the world in ways that advance the Kingdom of God and the spread of the gospel. With the creation of two new computer science majors, students can now learn the skills, ethics, and biblical worldview to harness technologies to serve Christ, whether empowering ministries through improved systems or enabling individuals to accomplish previously impossible tasks.

The programs are an exciting addition to Cairn’s offerings and distinguished not only by the University’s 30-credit Bible and theology core curriculum, but also by an emphasis on business skills and thinking, says Yunn Kang, dean of the School of Business. As of Fall 2017, computer science and information systems will both be part of Cairn’s School of Business, and “in being brought together with the other business programs, it will be even stronger,” Kang attests.

The new majors are funded by Forward: The Campaign for Cairn University, which aims to raise $1.5 million to explore and develop new programs in the sciences and technology. In addition to hiring faculty and acquiring library resources, funds raised will also support an upgrade to existing computer lab space, as well as a dedicated hands-on server lab for information systems students. To date, over 30% of funds needed for this goal have been raised.

Know a student interested in technology and centered on serving Christ? Refer a student at cairn.edu/referastudent.

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