Bachelor of Science In Computer Science

"By far the number one reason I chose the University of New Haven over others was the faculty we have here," said Robert Schmicker ‘18. "They are highly knowledgeable in their areas of study and promote excitement and interest in their students."

Design the technology that leads to better computing

The University of New Haven's computer science program is one of the best in the country. Its research, program offerings, multidisciplinary approach, and performance in cyber competitions, among other factors, led to the University being designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) by the National Security Agency. The University is one of only two schools in New England – and 21 in the country – to earn this distinction.

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While just about everyone knows how to use a computer, the computer scientist understands how the transfer of information from a computer to a human actually works. Possessing great powers in abstract thinking, they model and analyze computing problems and then design the practical solutions to them. Algorithms? It’s the computer scientist who creates them.

The University of New Haven’s B.S. in Computer Science program will help you develop the strong foundation in mathematics and computing you need to enter this high-demand, ever-evolving field. You’ll tap into your aptitude for problem-solving, hone your ability to think in the abstract, and develop the design skills to solve problems.

As a computer science major you will:

  • Develop the ability to analyze a problem, then identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • Learn to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based process, system, component, or program to meet specific needs
  • Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems
  • Become proficient in computer hardware, software, and theory, as defined by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) curriculum guidelines
  • Learn to work effectively in a variety of contexts, using various languages, systems, and environments
  • Begin to build leadership skills that will help you quickly advance your career
  • Gain hands-on experience through an internship or co-op and an individual programming project
  • Work with cutting-edge technology in state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Be prepared to enter one of the most in-demand career fields in the country
  • Establish the skills you need to be a lifelong independent learner, a requirement for this evolving field
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Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

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CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program

The Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program is designed to recruit and train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals to meet the needs of Federal, State, local, and tribal government. This program provides scholarships for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate education, funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In return for the financial support, recipients must agree to work for the U.S. Government after graduation in a cybersecurity-related position, for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.

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Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.


Technical Program Manager

16% Growth 2017-2027


Software Engineer

18% Growth 2017-2027


Systems Engineer

13% Growth 2017-2027

Selected Courses and Programs
  • Data Structures and Algorithms

    Intermediate program design and debugging in Java. The nature and application of fundamental data structures and algorithms for arrays, growing arrays, lists, stacks, queues, priority queues, trees and graphs.  Algorithms include precedence parsing, heaps, quicksort, radixsort, and hashing.  Estimation of the time-efficiency of algorithms. Evaluation of the performance of different data structures for typical applications. Students will write and debug several projects.

  • Social & Professional Issues in Computing

    A broad-ranging look at the capabilities and limitations of computers and the effects of rapid change. Roles and responsibilities of the computer professional in our world, codes of ethics. Complex systems, risks, and system failure. Intellectual property. Social effects of networks and global communication, outsourcing, privacy, databases, data mining, cryptography, and snooping. Computer crime, break-ins, terrorism, and countermeasures. Assigned work will include weekly writing, two short papers, and a group research paper with an oral presentation.

  • Principles of Computer Graphics

    Development and implementation of the fundamental algorithms of computer graphics: 2-D viewing, geometric transformations, clipping, curves, user interaction. Introduction to 3-D viewing and surfaces. Programming projects required.

  • Computer Communications

    Problems and solutions in network design. Layered models, network topology, protocols, virtual circuits and packet switching, local networks (CSMA, token ring, ethernet), security (DES, public key crypto-systems), Internet protocols, client/server programming, sockets.

  • Full List of Courses and Learning Outcomes for Computer Science

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Computer Science Minor

    Computer Science, B.S.

    Computer Science, B.S. - Cybersecurity Concentration

    Computer Science, B.S., - Game Design and Development Concentration

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All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Accreditation & Awards
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ABET Accreditation

The bachelor’s degree in Computer Science offered by the Tagliatela College of Engineering is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Computer Science Program Objectives and Outcomes

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U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges - Computer Science Programs

The University’s Tagliatela College of Engineering is again rated in the top third in its category (institutions that do not offer a doctorate in engineering), while the Computer Science B.S. program was ranked in the top half of computer science programs accredited by ABET.

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  • Admission Requirements

    Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

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  • Financial Aid Opportunities

    We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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