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Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science 3+1 Accelerated

Why Earn Your Computer Science Degree at Saint Leo University?

Do you want to play a role in the technology that underscores virtually all areas of the economy? You understand that technology impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. Become a resource to support and inform the use of that technology to create you own path to success. When you combine your B.S. in Computer Science with the M.S. in Cyber Security, you'll be at the heart of helping organizations to make and implement sound technology decisions and secure their data - while securing your own future in the process.

The Bachelor of Science degree in computer science (CS), offered only at University College, is designed for students interested in working in the computer technology industry, developing commercial and industrial applications or computer models used in scientific or engineering research. Typical career paths for graduates include application software developer/software engineer, computer scientist/computer researcher, embedded systems developer, support programmer for scientific/engineering research departments, and system software developer.

Learning Experience:
Campus
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
150 hours

Graduate Computer Science Program Details

Students who join the Computer Science 3+1 Accelerated Degree Program will enjoy all of the benefits afforded by studying at Saint Leo's Donald R. Tapia College of Business, including:

  • No entrance exams required for the graduate portion
  • Preferential admission to the graduate program
  • Gaining a competitive edge over their peers, graduating with two high-value degrees in less time
  • Ability to enter the workforce earlier, armed with an advanced degree that will likely increase career opportunities and earning potential
  • Savings by reducing the amount of tuition, fees and housing costs necessary to earn both degrees

Learn Your Way: 
Online, On Campus, or Near You

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

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Are education centers near you offering computer science degree programs?

You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • How will you gain real experience?

    Information Assurance specialization

    Gain specialized skills in computer forensics, as well as internet, intranet and network security, and penetration testing. This specialization is required for all Computer Science students.

Internships

Our students have interned with Verizon, Tech Data Corporation, Pasco County Sheriff’s Department, and many other local organizations and departments at Saint Leo.

Technology

Hone your computer programming skills in two fully equipped computer labs, a computer networks and information assurance lab, and classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art SMART Board technology.

Co-curricular activities

Join the Computing Club and the Computer Gamers Club.

What are the top computer science degree jobs?

  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Web Developer
  • System Software Developer
  • IT Security Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Integrator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Database Administrator
  • Network Administrator

College of Business

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  • Saint Leo University’s Donald R. Tapia College of Business provides a values-centered education that develops tomorrow’s business leaders. Our students create a personal legacy of character and integrity, developing into responsible global citizens ready to contribute to society across numerous fields. As the largest Catholic business College in the U.S., students find flexible degree program options at University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.

    From associate to doctoral offerings, our accredited degree programs infuse student-centered teaching, future-paced research, entrepreneurial leadership, and professional networking opportunities. Students publish papers in esteemed academic journals, present original research at national conferences, and travel around the world to learn about the complexities of overseas markets. Faculty bring decades of practical experience to the coursework, ensuring students are on the cutting edge of their desired field to achieve career success.

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