Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University (SHU), located in Fairfield, Connecticut, in the United States, is a Roman Catholic university offering undergraduate and postgraduate studies through its six colleges: College of Arts & Sciences, the AACSB-accredited Jack Welch College of Business, the College of Health Professions, the College of Nursing, the Isabelle Farrington School of Education.

  • Average Tution USD 38,000
  • Students 8,532
  • International Students 1%
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 14:1

School Description

Sacred Heart University (SHU) was founded in 1963 as an independent, Catholic, Liberal Arts University by the Most Reverend Walter W. Curtis, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport. The university started out with 200 undergraduate students and nine full-time professors.

Today SHU enrolls over 8,000 full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students, and the faculty has increased to 263 full-time professors. Over the years, Sacred Heart has grown to become the second-largest Catholic university in New England and is home to over 8,000 students from 50 states and 34 countries.

Bachelor Programs

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Accounting

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Advertising

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the creation, execution, transmission, and evaluation of commercial messages in various media intended to promote and sell products, services, and brands; and that prepares individuals to function as advertising assistants, technicians, and managers. Includes instruction in advertising theory, marketing strategy, advertising design and production methods, campaign methods and techniques, media management, related principles of business management, and applicable technical and equipment skills.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Biology

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Business

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Communication

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Criminal Justice

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Design

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Economics

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Education

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    English

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    English Literature

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Film Studies

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Finance

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Game Design & Development

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A general, undifferentiated program that focuses on the use of computerized digital images as the primary medium of expression in the visual and performing arts, and that may prepare individuals for a wide variety of careers using new media, including graphic design, digital animation, motion graphics, 3D visualization, game and interactive media design, music and sound design, video production, web design, photography, and other fields.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    General Studies

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Graphic Design

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Health Science

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    History

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Information Technology

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    International Relations

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Journalism

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Management

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Marketing

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Media Production

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the development, use, critical evaluation, and regulation of new electronic communication technologies using computer applications; and that prepares individuals to function as developers and managers of digital communications media. Includes instruction in computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; the study of human interaction with, and use of, digital media; and emerging trends and issues.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Media Studies

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Microbiology

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A residency training program that prepares physicians in the isolation and identification of microbial agents that cause infectious disease, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Requires prior completion of a program in pathology. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Molecular Biology

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of the structure and function of biological macromolecules and the role of molecular constituents and mechanisms in supramolecular assemblies and cells. Includes instruction in such topics as molecular signaling and transduction, regulation of cell growth, enzyme substrates and mechanisms of enzyme action, DNA-protein interaction, and applications to fields such as biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Neuroscience

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Nursing

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Performing Arts

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Physical Education

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Political Science

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Professional Studies

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or undifferentiated program in one or more of the legal research or advanced practice fields.

  • Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Psychology

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Public Relations

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theories and methods for managing the media image of a business, organization, or individual and the communication process with stakeholders, constituencies, audiences, and the general public; and that prepares individuals to function as public relations assistants, technicians, and managers. Includes instruction in public relations theory; related principles of advertising, marketing, and journalism; message/image design; image management; special event management; media relations; community relations; public affairs; and internal communications.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Religious Education

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Social Work

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Sociology

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Spanish

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Sports

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the rules and techniques of participation and skill building in competitive physical activities, as well as non-competitive physical fitness programs. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Sports Management

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the principles and practices of managing parks and other recreational and fitness facilities; providing recreational, leisure and fitness services; and the study of human fitness.

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    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, United States

    Theology

    USD 34,800 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 1020

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    Established in 1963

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    Sacred Heart University was the first Catholic university in America to be led and staffed by lay people.

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          • 1996-2000, Bachelor of Science, Biology

            Fantastic EducationThough I graduated many years ago, Sacred Heart University gave me a great start to my career. Using technology, personal experiences and an innovative, dynamic curriculum, I learned skills which helped me advance my career, find professional success and personal fulfillment. I am still in contact with some of my professors and many friends I made during my time at SHU.

          • 1970-1974, BA, Spanish/Education

            Will Always Be Grateful To Sacred Heart University!Throughout the years I have been in life and work situations that have been challenging and difficult..and also very rewarding. I will always be grateful for the wonderful education I received at SHU. The curriculum and the faculty and staff are exemplary. My experience and learning there have helped me in making wise decisions and in succeeding with my businesses and in helping othets.

          • , Bachelors, Computer Science

            A great educationI've had a great carreer developing large scale databases for fortune 500 companies. I owe that success to what I learned while I was at Sacred Heart. The professors were very generous with there time and dedicated to their students sucess. A great learning environment.