What will I learn?

What will I study?

Computer Science Student Geared for the student with strong mathematical skills and an interest in programming or network security. You’ll begin with a foundation in programming languages, problem solving techniques, and computer ethics. Then you’ll move into advanced programming concepts using C, C# and UNIX, database design, networking and operating systems.

Interesting classes you might take:

  • Advanced Programming Concepts Using “C”
  • Database Design
  • Object Oriented Programming with C# and Games
  • Networking & Data Communications
  • Hands-on Network Security

What are my career options with a Computer Science degree?

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

  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Network Security Officer

What are the Student Learning Outcomes for a Computer Science Major?

  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the discipline.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences about technical information.
  • An ability to make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce deliverables.
  • An ability to apply theory in the design and implementation of computer-based solutions
  • An ability to reason about and explain computer-based solutions at multiple levels of abstraction.

Computer Science Cybersecurity Concentration

Required Courses for Computer Science

  • CS 110 Introduction to CS(may be waived)
  • CS 111 Introduction to Structured Programming
  • CS 112 Data Structures
  • CS 113 Discrete Structures
  • CS 215 Computer Systems Organization/Assembler
  • CS 272 OOP with C# and Games
  • CS 311 Data Base Design
  • CS 312 Software Engineering
  • CS 318 Project Course
  • CS 319 Computer Ethics
  • CS 341 Analysis of Algorithms
  • CS 349 Operating Systems

Required Courses for Computer Science Concentration in Cybersecurity

  • CS 339 Networking and Data Communications
  • CS 367 Network Security
  • CS 368 Cybersecurity Principles

Supporting Courses for Computer Science Concentration in Cybersecurity*

  • MA 151 Calculus I
  • MA 152 Calculus II
  • MA 253 Calculus III
  • MA 261 Linear Algebra
  • MA 331 Mathematical Probability and Statistics
  • PY 151/153 Principles of Physics I and Lab
  • PY 152/154 Principles of Physics II and Lab

Which department am I in?

School of Computer Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (At least 120 credits)

Tuition fees
US$42,800.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020, 11 January 2021


West Campus

3135 Easton Turnpike,



06825, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary-school education (approximately twelve years of formal education) and have the appropriate diploma or satisfactory results on leaving examinations.

For international students

Students must have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary-school education (approximately twelve years of formal education) and have the appropriate diploma or satisfactory results on leaving examinations.

English language proficiency: TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test or 80 on the TOEFL iBT, IELTS - 6.5, PTE - 62, iTEP - 5, ELS English for Academic Purposes - Level 112, Cambridge Advanced English – 58.

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About this uni

With an employability record of 95% at the Institution, Sacred Heart graduates secure jobs soon after completing their studies.

  • 4th among ‘Most Innovative Universities’ in the North USA
  • Has a 15:1 student to faculty ratio
  • Home to a total of over 8,000 students
  • Home to award-winning halls of residence