ST. LEO, FL – Saint Leo University is introducing two new four-year degree programs that will prepare undergraduates for emerging opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) world. The options will be part of the university offerings effective in the Fall Semester 2019, and will be open to both new and transfer students.
In addition to the technical instruction in either software engineering or data science, students will receive the foundation of a well-rounded university education.
The Bachelor of Science in software engineering is designed to feed growing marketplace demand for professionals with a curriculum including coursework in software architecture, design, development, testing. Additionally, students will learn to appreciate the business implications of software development and development challenges. The new degree courses will be taught by computer science faculty at the Tapia College of Business. The degree program is offered at its home, University Campus in east Pasco County, and online. The university is adding a Master of Science degree program in this discipline, as well, and the graduate program will be available online.
The mathematics faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences has developed a Bachelor of Science degree in this emerging new field. Professionals educated in this discipline will able to field the questions that come as more businesses, governments, science, individuals, and other entities collect information about customers, markets, products, and all important activities. Appropriate training draws from mathematics and statistics, computer science and programming skills, and psychology. As a Catholic university, Saint Leo also embeds ethical values into the undergraduate programs, which will be essential in this field. The degree program will be offered only at University Campus. Math faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Science are directing this program with the assistance of faculty from other academic departments.
To see the complete list of new undergraduate degrees coming to Saint Leo in fall, visit the university website.
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About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University (www.saintleo.edu) is a modern Catholic teaching university that is firmly grounded in the liberal arts tradition and the timeless Benedictine wisdom that seeks balanced growth of mind, body, and spirit. The Saint Leo University of today is a private, nonprofit institution that creates hospitable learning communities wherever students want to be or need to be, whether that is a campus classroom, a web-based environment, an employer’s worksite, a military base, or an office park. Saint Leo welcomes people of all faiths and of no religious affiliation, and encourages learners of all generations. The university is committed to providing educational opportunities to the nation’s armed forces, veterans, and their families. Saint Leo is regionally accredited to award degrees ranging from the associate to the doctorate, and the faculty and staff guide all students to develop their capacities for critical thinking, moral reflection, and lifelong learning and leadership.
The university remains the faithful steward of the beautiful lakeside University Campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, where its founding monks created the first Catholic college in the state in 1889. Serving nearly 12,000 students, Saint Leo has expanded to downtown Tampa, to other sites in Florida and beyond, and maintains a physical presence in seven states. The university provides highly respected online learning programs to students nationally and internationally. More than 93,000 alumni reside in all 50 states, in Washington, DC, in three U.S. territories, and in 76 countries.