Computer Science & Information Technology

Department Location

Academic Building, HC 109
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield CT 06825

Department Chair

Domenick J. Pinto
Associate Professor

Contact Us

Tel:  203-371-7799
Fax: 203-365-7694
computerscience@sacredheart.edu

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The computer science field has demonstrated dramatic growth and technological development within the last decade. The 21st century is heralding the emergence of nanotechnology, ubiquitous computing, computer games and wireless networking.  Sacred Heart University's Computer Science and Information Technology (CS/IT) Department is responding to these technological challenges by offering a dynamic course of study that is responsive to the ever-changing field of computer technology.  

Undergraduate Degree Programs & Certificates

Graduate Degree Programs & Certificates


Our curriculum is an ever-evolving, dynamic phenomenon that we strive to be reflective of the needs of the workplace. Some of the most recent courses added include: Visual Basic, Computer Ethics, Android Application Development, Web Design with ASP.net, OOP in Java, Network Security I and II, and UNIX.

Recent studies have strongly indicated that employers are now seeking individuals with degrees in the IT or CS field over those applicants who possess experience but no degree. Needless to say, we are proud of the Computer Science and Information Technology faculty and the students that we teach.

Mission

The Computer Science/Information Technology (CS/IT) Department designed its curriculum to reflect the role of computer technology in the age of Information Technology. Its graduates will be skilled in the design and development of computer systems and software. They will be grounded in the theory of computing and in techniques to model real world problems in order to reach computerized solutions. A CS/IT graduate will respect the ethical issues involved in the development and use of technology in society and will be able to analyze the possible social impact of such technology in a critical fashion. The graduate will be sensitive to the needs of the users of technology and will reflect this in his/her testing, evaluation and inter design strategies. Finally, the graduate will have developed good communication and research skills.

Latest News

Game Design Program Among the Best According to Princeton Review

March 21, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s undergraduate and graduate game design programs have been ranked highly by The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review, a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company, released its seventh annual ranking lists naming the 50 best undergraduate and 25 best graduate schools for students to study and launch a career in game design. SHU’s undergraduate game design program ranked 42 and its graduate game design program ranked 21.

Certificate Program for Big Data Analytics Offered

February 29, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — As the need for professionals with data analytics experience grows, Sacred Heart University is on top of the trend with a new certificate program in the field that is planned for graduate students this fall. The new program provides a strategy for graduate students looking to advance in the field of big data analytics, which involves studying data to discover patterns and correlations. The program will take students through business analytics, data warehousing, business forecasting, big data marketing and statistics. Part-time graduate students will be able to complete the program in a year.

Stamford Campus is Site for Successful Game Jam

February 5, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Global Game Jam brought together a plethora of talent, creativity and passion at Sacred Heart University’s Stamford Graduate Center at Landmark Square last weekend. Organized by the Business Council of Fairfield County, the Global Game Jam allowed game enthusiasts, developers, writers and artists to join a team of developers from around the globe to create a game based on one central theme. More than 30 people participated in the weekend event.