Computer Science

Get Ahead In Tech With Computer Science Degrees From Hodges U

If you’re looking for a future where you will be destined for success, a degree in Computer Science from Hodges University is perfect! We offer Associate, Bachelor’s, and an MBA with an Information Technology specialty. Our computer science programs are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) through the Fisher School of Technology. Why is that important? It means that we teach all certifications and coursework that you complete in the strictest standards of safety and security.

Our Computer Science Pathway is designed for working adults and will prepare you for a future you can build upon better than any other college or university in Southwest Florida. Why? Because we are embedded in the community and understand what businesses in our area need in graduates from our programs. Our class size is small at 14:1, and you’ll receive the individual attention you need to achieve educational success.

Do Something For Which Your Future Self Will Thank You. Enroll at Hodges U.

Get Started in Computer Science

Where you start depends on where you are in your computer career. Our admissions advisors will help you determine the best starting point for your Computer Information Degree Program based on your prior experience, prior education, and your educational goals. There are two different specialties you can take, Cybersecurity and Networking or Software Development, either of which will provide you with all of the certifications you need to prove your knowledge and experience.

The career outlook for those educated in Technology is excellent; it’s one of the fastest growing fields with between 17% and 28% expected growth from 2016 to 2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Plus, the more education you earn, the greater your opportunities. In the Computer Science / Computer Information Technology field, you can expect to make more income as you grow in experience. This degree program is excellent whether you are looking to begin your technology career, or expand at an executive level. We also design our specialties for your success.

People with skills in Computer Science, Computer Information Technology, Software Development, and Cybersecurity and Networking are in high demand. Every business needs someone who can network, program, and protect their vulnerable systems. And, there are plenty of opportunities for management within these specialties.

The future is bright when you choose the tech field. Let’s get started today.

Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a Focus on Information Technology

Are you ready to lead? With an MBA focused on Information Technology, you’ll have the ability to lead a team, and see the earning potential that goes along with it. With small class sizes, convenient schedules, and cutting-edge curriculum, our accredited Master’s of Business Administration program builds your skills in decision-making, leading, developing team players, and facilitating change for today’s diverse organizations. Get the edge you need to get ahead.  

The MBA with Specialty in Information Systems – if you like to plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities, this is the concentration for you. You’ll gain the skills needed to manage technology growth and software development, while also learning how to lead teams of IT staff. Be the one management relies upon to ensure operations are running effectively and efficiently.

Learn more about the MBA program here

Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science with Focus in Cybersecurity and Networking or Software Development

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology

Get the edge you need to get ahead in your Computer Science Degree. Hodges University Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Information Technology program will give you the skills you need for the development and support of computer information systems. The program provides you with a combination of skill sets to assist you in developing an area of expertise. Select either a Networking or Software track in addition to a Selected Studies component, and you’ll have the edge you need to succeed.

Get your degree and earn your industry certifications! A unique Hodges student benefit that will allow you to get the advantage you need, faster than ever. (Earn A+, Net+, Security+, Linux+, MCAS, CCNA, MCP, MCSA, and ICCP C++).

Computer Information Technology is a flexible degree program with options that allow you to specialize in fields such as database systems, information security, forensics, networking, software development, and web design and development. Technology is continually advancing, and every type of business needs workers to help them maintain their competitive edge. The Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Information Technology program builds on the foundation of the associate degree to prepare you for an exciting career developing cutting-edge computer information systems using client/server and multimedia web-based technologies. This program is available online and on campus.

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 11.0901

Bachelor's of Science in Cybersecurity and Networking

If you relish the idea of working with innovative technology and protecting valuable information, and it excites you learn about how to troubleshoot system vulnerabilities – then a BS in Cybersecurity and Networking is perfect for you! This degree program will prepare you for the planning and carrying out of networking functions and security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems solutions while allowing you the opportunity to use the latest in updated, computer systems, technology labs, technology-oriented library, and more.

Hodges is dedicated to your success and offers you the ability to achieve industry certifications in A+, Security+, Network+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), and Linux+. These certifications will be provided with your degree, saving you time in testing after your degree is complete. The Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity and Networking program is available online and on campus.

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 11.1003

Bachelor's of Science in Software Development

Do you love working with new, innovative technology? Do you code in your “spare time”? Are you driven to create amazing user experiences online or in software programs? If so, the BS in Software Development might be for you. Hodges University has designed this advanced program to prepare students for the development and support of computer information systems.

The BS in Software Development utilizes a combination of skill sets to enable you to develop your expertise in software development. Hodges also provides several opportunities integrated into the curriculum to assist you in achieving industry recognized programming language certifications (A+, MOS, ICCP C++) that go along with your degree.

Plus, Hodges will provide you with the technology you need for success. Fifty-four percent of classrooms at Hodges are equipped with a computer for each seat, including several classes outfitted for advanced technology studies. This degree is available on campus and entirely online.

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 11.0201

Careers You’ll Be Able to Pursue

While not guaranteed, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology, Cyber-security and Networking, or Software Development, you’ll be able to pursue high paying careers including:

  • Systems Administrator  –  $42,859 – $85,844
  • Network Engineer  – $47,398 – $102,900
  • Software Developer – $49,025 – $102,560
  • Information Security Analyst – $50,184 – $104,330
  • Web Developer – $38,573 – $85,575
  • Systems Engineer – $50,645 – $107,191

(All wage information gathered from www.payscale.com)

Prerequisites for the Bachelor's of Science Degrees in Computer Science

Our Computer Science Degrees do not have any prerequisites other than submitting your application to Hodges U to begin the program.

And, when you transfer from another college or university, we will apply transfer credits you may have earned toward your Bachelor’s Degree. Plus, if you’ve already started your Associate Degree at Hodges, those credits transfer over seamlessly!

We work hard to make it as easy as possible for you to begin and succeed when you choose the Computer Science Pathway at Hodges University.

Associate Degree in Computer Science

If you aren’t sure where to begin, have little experience in tech, or are exploring computer science as a potential path, the Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology is a great place to begin. Plus, if you decide to continue your education, the credits and certifications you earn in the Associate program will propel you forward even faster in the Bachelor’s Degree program.

The Associate in Science in Computer Information Technology program is designed to prepare you for entry-level positions in use, development, and support of computer systems. Hodges CIT degree includes liberal arts and business concepts while focusing on the needed skills to achieve success and employability in a computer-related field. Receive a well-rounded education when you choose Hodges for your AS in Computer Information Technology.

You’ll develop working knowledge of widely used office application packages, database management tools, website design techniques, networking/hardware essentials, and programming and problem-solving skills that will give you the edge in these innovative careers. Our curriculum includes opportunities to earn industry-recognized certifications like A+ and Network+. This degree seamlessly transfers to Hodges’ BS Computer Information Technology program.

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 11.0901

Careers You’ll Be Able to Pursue

While not guaranteed, with an Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology, Cybersecurity and Networking, or Software Development, you’ll be able to pursue high-paying careers including:

  • Web Developer – $38,573 – $85,575
  • Help Desk Manager – $45,244 – $93,559
  • Project Engineer – $50,572 – $98,087

(All wage information gathered from www.payscale.com)

The Hodges University Difference

Fisher School of Technology

These technologically advanced degrees are available through the Fisher School of Technology at Hodges U. Designed for professionals committed to advancing in their technology careers, you’ll find the Fisher School of Technology dedicated to the success of our students.

The Fisher School of Technology offers a wide variety of programs in technology, information systems, digital design and graphics, and information and business analysis. Additionally, we are guided by the principles that make Hodges University a great place to earn your degree.

  • Small Class Sizes
  • One-on-one, individual attention with our students. You’re never a number at Hodges University.
  • Our faculty is available to our students by phone, email, or chat so that you get the answers you need when you need them.
  • Our faculty brings real-world experience to the classroom, preparing you to take on a job in your chosen career field.
  • We offer degree programs available on campus, online, and a hybrid of both on-campus and online. We are here to help you choose the right pathway of education that will allow you to achieve your educational goals, whether accelerated learning or cost savings are of utmost priority.
  • Our programs are primarily applied science programs with real-world lab scenarios that teach you how to handle a multitude of situations that typically arise in the day-to-day operations of a business.
  • Our programs offer students the ability to earn certifications that correlate to their degree specialization.

Get started with the Fisher School of Technology today!

Kasidit Tipayaosoth (David) - Cybersecurity and Forensics

What is your career goal:
After I obtain my bachelor’s degree, I would like to go on and earn a master’s degree. Then we shall see where life takes me.

Tell us a little about yourself and your life:
I was born and raised in Thailand before moving to the United States in 2011. I graduated high school in 2014 before starting at Hodges. With the skills and knowledge I obtained from my schooling, I accepted a position at Treeline Elementary as their technology specialist.

What does receiving a degree at Hodges mean to you?
A degree from Hodges means the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I may not know which road I will take, but the degree will help guide me on the path to success.

What is one piece of advice you would give to students who are considering Hodges University?
One piece of advice that I would give to my fellow students at Hodges is always give 110 percent in whatever you are doing, no matter how big or small the project.”

Get Ahead. Stay Ahead. Hodges U.