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College of Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Data Science (CARDS)

The mission of the Saint Leo University College of CARDS is to provide quality academic and applied experiences to students in Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Data Science. The College supports the mission of the University with a broad foundation of a liberal arts-based education coupled with the knowledge, values, and skills of the Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Data Science professions. The College's initiatives are dedicated to graduating effective professionals committed to building strong, responsive, and caring communities. To accomplish this mission, the objectives of the College's faculty are:

  • to embrace and commit to the ideals of excellence in teaching and quality community service
  • to remain active in their respective fields as researchers and practitioners
  • to teach students to develop an appreciation of the complexity and diversity in society and be concerned about human dignity
  • to assist students in understanding social and individual problems and develop a determination to help resolve those problems
  • to prepare students for careers of service

Programs That Prepare You for Long-Term Success

  • I believe that Saint Leo’s cybersecurity program, because it is highly technical and industry-relevant, provides the specialized knowledge and training needed in this critical field.

    Ali Elnaamani | Computer Information Systems alumnus

  • Study under experts who have worked all over the world and in high-level positions. Our online computer science degree scholars developed their careers at Texas Instruments, IBM, the United States Air Force, and noteworthy banks, insurance companies and education institutions. Saint Leo’s forward-thinking curriculum has been developed based on recommendations of IEEE and ACM, two leading standards-making organizations in educational and scientific computing.

    So, whether you want to pursue a career as a software engineer, systems administrator, a specialist in informational technology, or anything in between, an online computer science degree from Saint Leo University can provide the perfect foundation.

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Meet our College of CARDS Faculty

Discover our esteemed faculty members who are making a huge impact in their respective fields and providing dynamic ways of learning in the classroom and beyond.

  • Okey Igbonagwam

    Okey Igbonagwam, Ph.D.

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Saint Leo's College of CARDS supports the mission of the University with a broad foundation of a liberal arts-based education coupled with the knowledge, values, and skills of the Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Data Science professions.

Center for Cybersecurity Education


The Saint Leo University Center for Cybersecurity Education (CCE) was established in 2014 by the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems in the College of Business at Saint Leo University.

Our academic programs include both undergraduate and graduate degrees, which are supported by a state of the art cybersecurity lab, a cyberforensic lab, and two traditional computer science labs. Graduates from our programs are equipped with knowledge and experience to pursue careers in the IT industry or advanced research degrees.

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have redesignated Saint Leo University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through 2027.


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Explore Our Cybersecurity Program

Center for Cybersecurity Education Advisory Board

Dr. Bruce Harmon

Professor of the Practice & Faculty Director- Denver University

E-mail-  bruce.harmon@du.edu

Phone- 303-871-6949 (Office)

Maurice E Dawson

Assistant Professor- Illinois Institute of Technology

Director, Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education

E-mail- mdawson2@iit.edu

Phone- 312.567.5242

Paul. Hammond

Data Virtualization Architect at MetLife, Tampa, Florida  

E-mail: phammond@live.com

Phone: 813-385-7342

Angel Jones

Special Agent, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

U.S. Office of Inspector General/ Department of Energy

E-mail: angel.j.jones@gmail.com


Garrett Cole

Sr. Core Security Analyst Lead at ReliaQuest, Tampa, Florida

E-mail: gcole@reliaquest.com

Advisory Board Meeting

Saint Leo University computer science department holds its advisory board meeting every semester. Our first meet was held on October 4th, 2019 to introduce members of the board to each other and to discuss the state of cyber security from both an academic as well as industry perspective. Members of the advisory board weighed in regarding industry trends and issues and how to align Saint Leo’s cyber security degree program with industry demands while still maintaining academic rigor and achieving the highest quality standards to meet and exceed the NSA accreditation requirements for being a designated CAE-CD. Below is the schedule of meetings for the next two years:

  • Second meeting - March 2nd, 2020
  • Third meeting - September 7th, 2020
  • Fourth meeting - January 18th, 2021
  • Fifth meeting - August 27, 2021
  • Sixth meeting - January 20th, 2022