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

Stamford Campus is Site of 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.

Coding Bootcamp Graduate Certificate Program Offers New Possibilities

November 6, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Those currently pursuing or considering pursuing a career in computer programming have reason to be excited about Sacred Heart University’s new offering. Along with superior education, keeping up to date with the latest computer programming tools will certainly improve job prospects, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook. Sacred Heart’s new Coding Boot Camp Graduate Certificate Program is aimed at just that. “The certificate is aimed at giving students exposure to a wide array of programming apps and languages in a short time to help them prepare for workplace needs,” says Domenick Pinto, associate professor and chair of SHU’s Computer Science & Information Technology department.

At SHU, Having Fun Learning Is Part of the Game

August 20, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A collaborative team of faculty and students from across Sacred Heart University is developing a new recruiting and information tool aimed at introducing prospective and new students and their families to the University using media that today’s students are comfortable with—gaming technology. The project team, led by Robert McCloud, associate professor of computer sciences and information technology, includes several other faculty members with complementary skills such as 3D animation and digital motion, music composition and script writing.