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Technology and Computer Science Overview

Pursue lucrative and fast-growing careers.

An online degree or certificate in technology and computer science from the University of West Florida can equip you with skills for a variety of career paths in many industries. You will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge in data management, data analysis, computer and network security, information security and more. Those fundamental skills will enable you to help businesses make better strategic choices and interpret complex data to varied audiences.

With your online computer science degree, you can work toward a career as a statistician, data scientist or data engineer. An online database systems certificate could lead to work as a data analyst or database administrator. Choose the online computer science master’s degree to be a computer and information research scientist, computer systems analyst or software engineer. By completing an online master’s degree in cybersecurity, you can secure data, information and networks and serve as a layer of defense against cybercriminals. 

Online Technology and Computer Science Degrees

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  • Master's

    Computer Science, M.S.

    • Explore modern topics in software engineering or data analytics
    • Prepare for further studies or a career in computing, data analytics or cybersecurity
  • Master's

    Cybersecurity, M.S.

    • Become a leader in the protection of data assets and analysis of potential threats
    • Gain hands-on cybersecurity experience through real-world simulations
  • Master's

    Data Science, M.S.

    • Leverage data and information to help businesses make better strategic choices
    • Communicate and interpret complex data to varied audiences
  • Certificate

    Database Systems Certificate

    • Get hands-on practice designing and optimizing databases 
    • Gain both theoretical and practical knowledge to jump-start your career
  • Graduate Certificate

    Information Security Management Online Graduate Certificate

    • Identify potential information security threats and design mitigation plans
    • Learn to safely and efficiently protect an organization’s data
  • Master's

    Information Technology, M.S.

    • Specialize your degree and gain deeper knowledge through elective courses
    • Develop the skills for a leadership role in IT
  • Certificate

    Intelligence Analysis Certificate

    • Identify key concepts and issues in security-related intelligence
    • Determine patterns and trends in large data sets

Technology and Computer Science Careers

Technology advancements such as cloud computing, big data collection and storage, mobile technology and information security demand a skilled and experienced workforce. Jobs in technology and computer science are projected to grow 12 percent through 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Those with technology and computer science expertise are likely to find employment in a range of industries, including business, marketing, finance, healthcare, education and government.

*Technology and computer science career outlook information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Statisticians

    Statisticians collect, organize, summarize and report on data to provide useful information to employers and stakeholders.

    Median annual salary: $88,190
  • Software Engineers

    Software engineers design and develop programs for computers and other devices.

    Median annual salary: $103,560
  • Database Administrators

    Database administrators organize and secure large amounts of data while optimizing databases to function most efficiently.

    Median annual salary: $90,070
*Salary information from Payscale.com

Why You Should Pursue an Online Technology and Computer Science Degree

Versatile

Prepare for technology-related positions in virtually any industry.

Comprehensive

Gain well-rounded technical, analytical and communication skills.

Flexible

Keep working while completing your education.

Accreditation & Accolades

The University of West Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of West Florida.

UWF Online is approved by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. The voluntary agreement among member states and U.S. territories establishes comparable national standards for interstate offerings of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in other states.

Frequently Asked Questions

To begin a certificate program, interested students need to fill out either a graduate or undergraduate non-degree seeking application. Once accepted as a non-degree seeking student, students should speak to an advisor about course availability and scheduling. Then, complete the online Graduate or Undergraduate Certificate Declaration Form on MyUWF. Current UWF students who would like to pursue a certificate should speak to their advisor. 

To begin a degree program, you first need to submit an application for undergraduate or graduate admission (plus a $30 application fee) and be accepted for admission to the University of West Florida. Some programs require a minimum GPA in all previous coursework. Depending on the program, you might also:

  • Submit official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions previously attended
  • Submit GRE, GMAT or MAT scores
  • Submit a letter of intent describing your work experience and reasons for pursuing the degree, including how the degree relates to your career goals
  • Submit a sample research paper
  • Submit a resume
  • Submit letter(s) of recommendation
  • Complete the residency application form for tuition purposes
  • Complete a departmental application form

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Most certificate programs can be completed in two semesters depending on requirements. Undergraduate degree programs typically take 4 years, although transfer credits can reduce the time to completion. The length of graduate degree programs is anywhere from 12–24 months depending on program requirements and transfer credits.

Yes. Faculty at the University of West Florida are experienced professionals who deliver an online education with the same rigor and benefits of an on-campus program. You will work with course management systems that enhance learning material with multimedia. You will also have the chance to interact one-on-one with classmates and instructors. Depending on the program and course, you will learn in real-time through live lectures and class sessions. Other requirements can be completed on your schedule.

The University of West Florida offers many ways to reduce the cost of your online education. In addition to affordable tuition rates, UWF offers various financial aid options for our online students, including loans, scholarships and grants. Members of the U.S. military, plus their families, are eligible for many military discounts, including free tuition through the Yellow Ribbon Program and tuition waivers. Active-duty military members receive an out-of-state tuition waiver. Residents of Alabama are eligible for Alabama Differential Tuition, a reduced out-of-state tuition rate. You could also enroll in a payment plan or secure a short-term loan.

You can expect a rigorous, quality online education in any UWF programs. If you are struggling in an online class, please reach out to your instructor to receive advice and guidance. You will find that our faculty are earnestly invested in your success.

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