Academic Building, HC 109
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield CT 06825
The department currently offers Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in Cyber Security and Computer Information Systems with three different tracks: Computer Science, Information Technology and Computer Gaming Design and Development. In addition there are two undergraduate certificate programs and six graduate certificate programs available. There are approximately 350 students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree.
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, I am proud of the Computer Science and Information Technology faculty and the students that we teach.
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.
SHU to Launch Master’s Program in Cybersecurity
May 21, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University has announced the launch of a new master’s program in cybersecurity, designed to provide students with an introduction to information security, risk and threat management, and security architecture. “It’s filling a need,” says Domenick Pinto, associate professor and chair of SHU’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. “The job market in this discipline is phenomenal, but there are not a lot of cybersecurity specialists. Moreover, there’s a severe shortage in Connecticut of graduate schools that are offering an education in this field.”
SHU Chairperson to Be Published in Academic Journal, Discussing Changing Role of Chairs Over the Decades
March 25, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – This summer, the journal The Department Chair will publish a paper written by Domenick Pinto, associate professor and chair of Computer Science and Information Technology at Sacred Heart University. The paper, “Leading Faculty Through Times of Change: The Chair’s Evolving Role,” reviews how the job of a college department chair has changed over the past couple of decades. Pinto is an authority on the subject, having served in his role as chair at SHU for 25 years, an impressively long tenure for someone in such a position.
SHU Earns Honorable Mention on Princeton Review’s List “Top Undergraduate Schools to Study Video Game Design for 2013”
March 14, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s master’s degree program in computer gaming design and development has earned an Honorable Mention on The Princeton Review’s just-published list saluting the best undergraduate schools and graduate schools in the U.S.A. and Canada to study video game design for 2013. Compiled by The Princeton Review, one of America’s best-known education services companies, the 2013 list names 15 undergraduate schools (ranked in order) and 15 undergraduate schools as Honorable Mentions. The Company also reported a companion list of top graduate schools to study video game design for 2013. That list names 15 graduate schools and five as Honorable Mentions.