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.
Microsoft Tech Gives Computer Science Students Game App Creation Crash Course
January 2, 2014
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – This fall, Sacred Heart University’s Computer Science & Information Technology Department welcomed Microsoft Technical Evangelist Joshua Drew to its Fairfield campus to teach a short course on how to develop a computer game for the popular Microsoft Store. The course was made possible by a grant from the tech giant, which also paid the relevant fees for participants to become developer members of the Store. With membership, students are able to publish their games and apps and make them available for download through the Store. Microsoft also made an equipment donation to the University’s new gaming lab and provides students with “swag” and other motivational incentives.
Professor Dom Pinto Featured In "For Chairs, The Seat's Gotten Hotter": Chronicle of Higher Education
December 9, 2013
Professor Domenick Pinto featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education's feature entitled, "For Chairs, The Seat's Gotten Hotter." The article can be found here: http://chronicle.com/article/Department-Chairs-Find/143309/
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.”