CS & IT Bachelor's of Computer Science

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What will I study?

The Computer Science and Information Technology curriculum offers three tracks: Computer Science, Information Technology and Game Design and Development, as well as a concentration in Network Security.

  • The Computer Science track has an emphasis on programming and more advanced applications, and requires four higher level mathematics courses. It is especially useful for those students who plan to pursue an advanced degree in computer science.  

  • The Information Technology track is designed for students interested in interface, multimedia and system design for various business applications. 

  • The Computing Game Design and Development track is offered for those students who wish to design and develop games for entertainment, simulation and training.

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Why choose Computer Science and Information Technology at SHU?

Because of our hands-on approach to learning, small classrooms, and the individual attention that it brings. In addition to traditional lectures, we’ll work together to solve real problems though computer science. Our accomplished faculty are renowned for research in computer ethics, algorithms and gaming design. 

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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 include:

  • GE
  • Microsoft
  • IBM
  • JP Morgan
  • Mercedes Benz Credit
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Chase Bank
  • People's Bank
  • NBC Sports
  • IRC
  • Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Motor Vehicle Network
  • Engineering.com

Learn more about our computer science internships

Will I have research opportunities?

The CS/IT degree requires that seniors complete a year-long senior project which is based on research and applications. Students also have the opportunity to work with faculty and assist with their research.

What facilities and resources are available to me?

We have a dedicated student lab, a networking and gaming lab, three dedicated computer classrooms and (as of January 2015) a new Motion Capture lab for digital editing. Read more about our computer science labs.

Are there special admission requirements?

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

Review SHU’s undergraduate admissions process

What are my career options with a CS/IT degree?

The following companies have hired our graduates for full-time positions:

  • GE
  • IBM
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Yale University
  • CitiBank
  • Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Yahoo
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Computer SI
  • St. Raphael Hospital
  • United Illuminating
  • Quintet Systems
  • NBC Sports
  • IRC

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

What graduate schools have your CS/IT students enrolled in?

Our CS/IT students have continued on with graduate programs at Sacred Heart University (Master of Science Degree in Cybersecurity and a Master of Science degree in Computer Informatics with tracks in Information Technology (IT) and Computer Science (CS), as well Fairfield University (Software Engineering), Yale University (Med Tech), University of Bridgeport (Computer Engineering)  and University of New Haven (Computer Engineering).

What co-curricular activities are available?

A Gaming Club and Cyber Security Club are open to all CS majors and any student interested in learning and participating in technology lectures, forums and discussions. Recently a number of students traveled to Germany to partake in a world wide gaming symposium.

Will I be able to study abroad?

Yes, to learn more about our study abroad opportunities available to students, visit our study abroad website.