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At Hodges University, we recognize that learning in today’s world of hectic work and family schedules can make it seem challenging to go back to school. That’s why we’ve redesigned so many of our campus programs so that they may be taken online. Flexibility while achieving your degree is the best way for you to be able to succeed, and we know it. Other adult learners have traveled the same path you are considering and have found their success with Hodges’ online degree programs.
Because we’ve designed our degree pathways for online learners, you’ll find advantages that are superior to other online universities.
At Hodges University, many of our college degrees are available entirely online. We’ve compiled a list of the master’s, bachelor’s, associate, and certification programs that may be taken online, from anywhere in the 49 states that we serve.
O = All Courses in this Degree Program can be Completed Fully Online
B = Courses in the Degree Program are Hybrid/Mixed. Some Courses can be Completed Fully Online and Some Courses Must be Completed On-Campus.
C = All Courses in this Degree Program must be Complete On-Campus.
|AA - General Studies||Yes||Yes||No|
|AA - Criminal Justice Focus||Yes||No||No|
|AA - Digital Design and Graphics Focus||Yes||Yes||No|
|AA - Health Sciences Focus||No||Yes||No|
|AS - Accounting||Yes||Yes||No|
|AS - Business Administration||Yes||Yes||No|
|AS - Computer Information Technology||Yes||Yes||No|
|AS - Emergency Medical Services||No||Yes||Yes|
|AS - Healthcare Office Administration||Yes||No||No|
|AS - Professional Communication||Yes||Yes||No|
|AS - Paralegal Studies||Yes||No||No|
|AS - Physical Therapist Assistant||No||No||Yes|
|BS - Accounting||Yes||Yes||No|
|BS - Applied Psychology||Yes||No||No|
|BS - Business Administration||Yes||Yes||No|
|BS - Computer Information Technology||Yes||Yes||No|
|BS - Criminal Justice||Yes||No||No|
|BS - Finance||Yes||Yes||No|
|BS - Health Sciences||No||Yes||No|
|BS - Health Svs. Admin||Yes||No||No|
|BS - Interdisciplinary Studies||Yes||No||No|
|BS - Legal Studies||Yes||No||No|
|BS - Management||Yes||Yes||No|
|BS - Modern Marketing and Branding||Yes||Yes||No|
|BS - Cybersecurity / Networking||Yes||Yes||No|
|BS - Nursing||No||No||Yes|
|BS - Software Development||Yes||Yes||No|
|Certificate - AutoCAD Drafting||Yes||Yes||No|
|Certificate - Animation Design||Yes||Yes||No|
|Certificate - Database Management||Yes||Yes||No|
|Certificate - E-Business Software||Yes||Yes||No|
|Certificate - E-Business Ventures||Yes||Yes||No|
|Certificate - EDiscovery / Litigation||Yes||No||No|
|ESL - English as a Second Language||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Certificate - Cybersecurity||Yes||Yes||No|
|Certificate - Diversity, Equality Inclusion Leadership||Yes||No||No|
|Certificate - Forensic Accounting / Fraud Examination||Yes||Yes||No|
|Certificate - Graphic Design Production||Yes||Yes||No|
|Certificate - Help Desk Support||Yes||Yes||No|
|Certificate - Information Technology Support||Yes||Yes||No|
|Certificate - Network Specialist||Yes||Yes||No|
|Certificate - Substance Abuse Awareness Treatment Program||Yes||No||No|
|Certificate - User Experience / Web Design||Yes||Yes||No|
|JM - Juris Master||Yes||No||No|
|Master - Accountancy||Yes||No||No|
|Master - Business Administration||Yes||Yes||No|
|MS - Applied Positive Psychology||Yes||No||No|
|MS - Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Yes||Yes*||No|
|MS - Management||Yes||Yes||No|
Learning online requires a positive mindset and the determination to see a task through to completion. We believe in you, and we know you have what it takes to learn online. But with so many demands on your time, it’s essential to ensure that you fully understand what is involved in an online program. Learning online isn’t easier, but it can certainly be a superior choice that allows you to complete your higher learning educational goals.
Understand what it means to be an online learner. Flexibility is the key to online learning. You can learn around your work and family schedules, in the time you have during your lunch break and before or after work. Maybe for you, it’s early in the morning or after everyone else has gone to bed. Whatever your schedule, it is possible to take online classes. Synchronous, asynchronous, technology-enhanced, simulcast, and live lecture online courses may all be available within the landscape of higher education. There can be some challenges, too. Online learning can take more time than traditional learning (example: a one hour class with a lecture and discussion can turn into more time online after you read the lecture and write your discussion points out for the instructor’s review). If you typically require quite a bit of direction from the professor, online learning may be more difficult than a blended learning environment. We offer many approaches to learn; choose the one that fits you.
Characteristics that make online learners successful include excellent written communication skills, the ability to read and comprehend subject matter quickly and efficiently, strong math skills, the ability (and desire) to work independently without supervision, and being self-aware enough to see your future path while taking the initiative to persevere through a challenge. You will need the ability to schedule the time to study and to follow your designated plan even when something arises that might sidetrack you. Don’t worry if some of these skills seem overwhelming. Our staff is here to make learning accessible to everyone.
Ability to make positive connections with similar individuals while learning online. It is much easier to succeed when you have a positive support system to help you through your online learning program. You will experience some challenges, and every one of them will be worth it when you hold your degree in your hand. Having positive role models and a support system that can provide you with all that you need to reach your end goal is integral to your success. You’ve got this!
Know your motivation. The reasons why you’ve decided to attend school online will affect your ability to learn. Know and understand your motivation for choosing to go back to school and learn online. For many, learning online allows them to continue working while they pursue higher education so that they might earn more income. Keep your motivation at the forefront so that you can remember it when learning seems tiring or grinding. You will invest both in yourself and of yourself in an online program. Your time is one of the greatest investments you’ll make. The effort you put into your online learning will directly correlate to how well you perform in your courses. You will also be making a financial commitment to yourself. Investing money in your education will give you larger returns in the end. We know you can do it, and deep down, so do you!
Hodges University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability in the provision of educational opportunities or employment opportunities and benefits. All members of the University community are valued equally. Hodges University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or disability in the education programs and activities that it operates, pursuant to the requirements of all applicable federal and state legislation and regulations including, but not limited to, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to Hodges University.
Kelly Gallagher, Title IX Coordinator 4501 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966TitleIX@hodges.edu
Title IX Training may be accessed here.
Madelyn Pfingsten, ADA Coordinator.
Mail inquiries should be sent to the following address: Hodges University, Attn: ADA Coordinator, 4501 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966.
The university reserves the right to deny admission to an applicant when such action is deemed to be in the best interest of the applicant or the university. The university does not accept applicants with violent or sexual felony convictions into its programs of study. Other applicants with a felony record may complete a Felony Conviction Appeal Form, which is reviewed by a subcommittee of the University’s Safety Committee. The subcommittee, whose decision is final, will determine the candidate’s ability to move forward in the admissions process.
Online Learning initiatives at the university are supervised by the academic leadership of each respective school who monitors the integration of online courses and programs with the academic process. Online courses and programs are presented using Canvas, the university’s learning management system. Students taking online courses are required to become familiar with the Canvas platform before they begin their courses.
All online courses taught at Hodges University may require a proctored final exam. Students are required to take final exams (requiring a webcam) during the dates listed in the MyHUgo portal. Each online course has an associated proctoring fee (please refer to the Tuition and Fees schedule in the Registration Terms and Conditions).
The policies and procedures for Hodges University regarding Student Rights and Responsibilities and Student Grievance are published in the Student Handbook, which can be found here.
In the event the student feels the complaint was not managed properly by the institution, the student may submit his or her complaint to the following state contact:
Office of Articulation
Department of Education
Complaint process for out-of-state distance education students participating under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non-instructional complaints to the Florida State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (FL-SARA) Postsecondary Reciprocal Distance Education Coordinating Council (PRDEC) at FLSARAinfo@fldoe.org.
For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL-SARA Complaint Process web page.