Program Overview

The Computer Science degree at Spring Hill College prepares students for careers in high-demand, high-paying fields — Cybersecurity Analyst, Software Development, and Data Science, to name a few.

With four concentrations (Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Data Science, and Computational Sciences), you’ll tailor your degree to best fit your interests and the opportunities in these fields. 

The integration of the College’s Jesuit, Catholic liberal arts foundation brings a real world perspective to the coursework for this new major. Students will learn how to utilize psychology to inform cybersecurity strategies in the Cybersecurity concentration as well as blending computer science with the social sciences through the Data Sciences concentration. The Computational Sciences concentration is designed to align the hard sciences like physics, math and chemistry with computer science.

Cybersecurity Concentration

The Cybersecurity concentration focuses heavily on the expert skills needed for networking and security in the digital realm. With national security as a professional priority, this concentration will prepare you to enter one of the most in-demand career fields today. Opportunities in this field are skyrocketing, with projected job growth at 28 percent by 2026 (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Delivery:

On Campus

Average Class Size:

13

Clubs:

Math Club

Faculty Count:

2

Program Goals

Built into the curriculum are key components of the current workplace, bringing another real world focus to the program, including agile development, working with clients and exposure to software development procedures and tools.

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections for 2019-29, Security Analyst jobs are expected to grow by 31.2 percent and Software Developer jobs are expected to grow by 21.5 percent. In addition, the need for students trained in cybersecurity is a national security priority, according to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies.

Why SHC?

  • At Spring Hill College, we’re making our mark – With our small class sizes and affordable tuition, Spring Hill College is uniquely qualified to provide a high quality education to our students. Our Jesuit, Catholic college education is renowned as a well-rounded higher education approach, with an emphasis on empowering students with a passion for knowledge and personal growth. With our recent tuition cut, Spring Hill College is one of the most affordable private colleges in the country.
  • We’re curious and inspired – Forbes Magazine has ranked Spring Hill College as one of the top ten best colleges for return on investment (ROI). In our class of 2019, 99.5% of graduates attained placement six months after graduation through employment, graduate/professional school, internship or service.
  • We’re doers – Our students contribute 24,000 hours on average to the local community through the Foley Center each year. 100% of the 2020 graduates that applied to medical school were accepted. Spring Hill College has a 100% certification rate and a 92% placement rate with our Education program over the last five years.

Faculty

  • Matthew Barnes

    Assistant Professor

  • Phillip Bressie

    Assistant Professor

  • Pamela Quintana

    Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Andrea Rossillon

    Super Adjunct

  • Sean Taylor

    Assistant Professor

  • Lauren Grimley

    Assistant Professor; Department Chair, Mathematics

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To see how credits you are currently taking at any college/university may transfer to Spring Hill College, you can email a copy of your transcripts to admit@shc.edu. We will send you an evaluation of credits and can help plan future coursework at your current college/university.

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