CS & IT Associate of Computer Science

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Program style: hands-on, traditional lecture, and online.

What will I study?

Geared for the student with strong mathematical skills and an interest in programming or network security. You will be introduced to programming languages, problem-solving techniques, and database design.

Interesting classes you might take:

  • Advanced Programming Concepts Using “C”
  • Database Structure
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Introduction to Graphics using Java
  • Mathematics for Decision Making

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Is an Associate in Computer Science right for me?

We recommend this program to high school graduates who wish to begin a career quickly or to SHU students currently majoring in a similar field (such as mathematics). In fact, we’ve found that many of our students earning an AS are already in the workforce.

Will I have internship opportunities?

Yes, both on campus and with nearby companies. We offer on-campus internships in the Factory (our computer support center) and the Network Operations Center. We also work with area companies to place students in a variety of internships.

Companies our students typically intern with:

  • GE
  • IBM
  • JP Morgan
  • Mercedes Benz Credit
  • Morgan Stanley

Learn more about our computer science internships

Are there special admission requirements?

No, we have an open admission policy. Incoming first-year students and transfer students may declare Associate of Computer Science when you apply for admission to Sacred Heart University.

Review SHU’s undergraduate admission process

What are my career opportunities with an Associate in Computer Science?

Here are just a few of the careers you may pursue with this degree:

  • Software developer
  • Researcher
  • Quality Assurance Tester
  • Programmer
  • Network Security Officer

Want to hear about more opportunities? Talk with one of our career counselors.