The Hood College Computer Science and Information Technology Department's undergraduate and graduate courses and programs provide students with a solid foundation in the conceptual and applied aspects of contemporary computing, helping them develop the problem-solving and lifelong learning skills essential for success in the dynamic field of computer science.

Course Descriptions in the 2018-2019 Catalog

Learn more about Courses for Everyone, courses that meet core curriculum requirements.

Detailed information is available for courses in the BS Computer Science program: see the Assessment section.

Class Schedules

These links lead to the Self Service tool on the Hood web site.

Fall semester is mid-August through mid-December. Spring Semester is mid-January through mid-May.

For key semester dates, see the Hood College Academic Calendar.


Undergraduate Programs

Computer Science (B.S.)

Students completing the B.S. major in computer science are well prepared for a career or graduate study in computer science. Graduates pursue careers in areas such as software engineering and technology management.

Computer Science Minor

The minor in computer science provides an organized exposure to the concept of software, its creation, structuring and uses. Study in computer science offers an additional career dimension to a major in virtually any field.

CS & IT Courses for Everyone

We have three courses that meet the requirement for the non-lab component of the core curriculum: Programming art, Computer Music, and Unraveling the Web. The only prerequisite is at least Math 099 or a Level II math placement score. We also offer a course in the Impact of Computers on Society that satisfied the Global Perspectives core requirement.

Graduate Programs

Computer Science (M.S.)

Graduates of this program acquire knowledge and develop problem-solving skills essential for scientific and technical positions involving computing applications. Graduates are prepared for further work at the doctoral level.

Cybersecurity (M.S.)

This program provides a comprehensive cybersecurity education, preparing graduates for advanced technical and management positions in cybersecurity. It addresses the core subject areas and skill sets identified in the Cybersecurity Workforce Framework by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS).

Cybersecurity Certificate

The Certificate in Cybersecurity is the first step in developing a cadre of skilled information security specialists and astute information security managers. Fourteen competency areas have been identified as part of the Information Security essential body of knowledge and these areas are covered coherently in this program of study.

Information Technology (M.S.)

The Master of Science in Information Technology is designed to provide career preparation and professional development for individuals with varying backgrounds. The program is problem-solving and applications oriented, with many opportunities to apply theory.

Management Information Systems (M.S.)

The Management Information Systems program is an inter-discipline graduate degree designed to meet the demand for managers with both business and information technology skills. It prepares women and men who will be responsible for managing information technology projects and teams in organizations.

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