Computer Science

at Saint Francis University

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    DiSepio Information Assurance Laboratory Wall of Monitors: Part of the dedicated space for Computer Science students

  • Computer Science at a Glance

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    Our Computer Science program emphasizes a collegial relationship between faculty and students where faculty guide students into developing both skills and concepts that are fundamental to the discipline today and in the future. An engaging curriculum where real world applications and projects are integrated into the students’ courses prepares the student for the dynamic pace of this technological world. Undergraduate research and working internships are additional avenues for our students to enhance their technical skill sets and as well develop team leadership skills.

    At Saint Francis University, our faculty are committed to helping students develop their potential and achieve their goals while receiving a broad, value-based, liberal arts education. Effective communication, leadership and teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and reasoning skills, appreciation of cultural diversity and ethical behavior resonate throughout the program and are specific objectives built into the curriculum to help prepare the student for successful career paths.

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    $1.5 Million DiSepio Chair Endowment

    Funding for Undergraduate Research

    Students as early as the freshman year engaged in real projects with real clients and mentored by Computer Science faculty. Ample library resources on Information Assurance and Computer Security. DiSepio Information Assurance Scholarship for highly qualified students. Three separate VM Networks: Testing, Coursework and Production

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    Dedicated facilities for CS students

    Information Assurance Laboratory and Research Space

    Special spaces designed specifically for CS majors equipped with enhanced technology resources to play, work and learn in. These exceptional spaces include: •The New DiSepio Information Assurance Laboratory dedicated to Security and Computer Science Research. •The "Wall of Monitors" which facilitates Computer Science student teams design and programming activities. •Upgraded VM Enterprise Network and enhanced bandwidth provides a rich playground for the CS student to exercise their talents in network and security administration. •The Advanced Programming Classroom with Dual Cloud monitors stations provide access to unique software environments for Computer Science students to learn, develop and administer.

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    Highly Sought-After Specializations

    Information Technology & Security, Software Development, Gaming/New Media Design and Production

    •Gaming/ New Media Design and Production Concentration (B.S. in Computer Science) - This concentration encompasses the next generation of web and entertainment technologies, including computer science, visual story-telling, and graphic arts where words, images, sounds, and human commands are integrated to produce an exciting new media format. •Information Technology and Security Concentration (B.S. in Computer Science) - This concentration is designed for students seeking a career in Information Technology emphasizing system/network administration with particular attention paid to security-related issues. •Software Development Concentration (B.S. in Computer Science) - This concentration is designed for students seeking a career in programming or software engineering emphasizing use of all the features of modern programming languages, the design & implementation of algorithms, and the process of developing and maintaining software.

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    Successful Career Paths

    Employment opportunities abound

    The common skills needed for computer scientists to be successful in their chosen career are their ability to solve problems, excellent communication and working independently and as a member of a team. and because of this computer science graduates are some of the most sought-after graduates and earn among the highest salaries of any major right out of college. Career paths in CS consistently top the charts of "Best Jobs" lists.

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