Northeastern and Code Fellows Partner to Provide New Pathways to Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science

Code Fellows
4 min readJan 20, 2023

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Code Fellows is partnering with Northeastern University College of Professional Studies to provide learners from any background a pathway to obtain their Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.

Through this partnership, students and alumni who finish one of Code Fellows’ rigorous programs are able to transfer up to 24 credits of coursework toward completion of a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies, giving them college credit for their learning through Code Fellows’ courses.

Code Fellows and Northeastern University believe tech careers should be open to everyone. Through the power of partnership, we are leveraging our collective strengths to ensure learners not only have the opportunity to gain rewarding new careers in tech, but also have the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree in computer science from a top-tier university.

Here at Code Fellows, we have been crafting technical curriculum since 2013. We are leading the way in building, refining, and adapting curriculum to ensure we are keeping up with the demands of the industry while preparing graduates for the rigorous expectations of a career in tech.

We have been able to tailor our curriculum to fit learning styles, exceed employer expectations and industry standards, and set a high bar of excellence. Graduates who immerse themselves in Code Fellows curriculum and training methods, like stacked learning and agile methodologies, have the skills they need to be world-class technologists. Our graduates are able to immediately contribute to the companies they join on day one, and now through this new partnership graduates will be able to earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Northeastern University.

We believe everyone should be given the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Historically, this has not been the case and many learners have been systemically prevented from attending prestigious colleges and universities. Now that we are partnering with Northeastern University, we can ensure that everyone regardless of background, finances, or life challenges has a pathway to getting a bachelor’s degree from a top-tier university.

Code Fellows and Northeastern College of Professional Studies share a common goal of building diverse and inclusive communities where individuals are valued for their uniqueness and are provided opportunities to succeed. We see diversity of thought, culture, and viewpoint as essential to learning and growth, and by focusing on this we can provide learners with technology skills for a better life, for a better community, and for a better world.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Code Fellows to provide a pathway for their learners to complete their Bachelor’s Degree at Northeastern University CPS. By valuing the skills and knowledge they gained at Code Fellows, learners will start CPS with up to 24 credits towards their Bachelor’s Degree. This lowers the cost of learning and speeds time to degree. That’s a value to learners that the partnership makes possible”, said Molly Smith, PhD, Associate Dean, Opportunity Pathway Programs, Northeastern University College of Professional Studies.

The rigorous academics and focus on experience-based learning of Northeastern’s bachelor’s degree completion programs, aligns with Code Fellow’s “learn-do-learn-do” style of education: we are focused on imparting product sensibilities, the most relevant practical skills, and the ability to work in technical teams to give graduates a competitive career advantage. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program offers students flexible program formats to allow them to complete their coursework when and where it is most convenient for them. Additionally, with scholarships available for qualifying applicants worth up to $15,000, Northeastern helps put earning a bachelor’s degree within reach.

Northeastern University has a long-held reputation as a leader in education that supports career aspirations. The knowledge earned at Code Fellows and Northeastern will help equip students for some of the highest-demand jobs. Five of the 10 “best jobs in 2022” are in the IT sector, according to Burning Glass, the job market analytics firm, and federal data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predict that employment in computer and information technology occupations will grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than average for all occupations.

Our two organizations’ passion for education is only outshone by our passion for providing access to it. This is why we invest in strong partnerships to ensure students have the best opportunities possible, providing them the opportunity to find financially and emotionally rewarding careers.

About Northeastern University College of Professional Studies

The College of Professional Studies is the largest of the nine colleges of Northeastern University, a nationally ranked private research university in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1960, the College provides lifelong experiential learning that unleashes the capacities of aspiring individuals in all stages and walks of life. The College teaches undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students on campus and online in more than 90 programs.

About Code Fellows

Code Fellows is an internationally recognized technical skills training academy, delivering high-quality live instruction both online and in-person to people from all backgrounds. Learners are guided toward vocational change and life transformation through software development, technical operations, cybersecurity, and career training. Code Fellows provides people from all backgrounds the opportunity to change their lives through fast-paced, career-focused education. They shape passionate learners with immersive training to meet industry needs and improve diversity in tech employment. They are more than honored to announce that our recently audited employment results show that our alumni have achieved an outstanding 93% In-field Employment Rate. According to this study conducted by Switchup, Code Fellows was the number one ranked program for landing a job at a major tech company.

Originally published at https://www.codefellows.org.

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