Nearly all technologies require software, and this degree provides students with the skills to develop that software for a broad range of devices. Students will learn how to write, test, and debug programs; how to use integrated development environments to create computer programs; and how to develop websites.
Upon completion of the Software Development degree, a graduate should be able to:
15 – 20
Students will need access to a computer to complete work outside the classroom. In addition to textbooks, students will be required to provide their own portable storage media for most classes.
Employment: Computer and Information Systems Manager, Computer Systems Engineer/Architect, Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Tester, Web Developer, Software Developer/Systems Software, Software Developer/Application, Computer Programmer, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer and Information Research Scientist, Web Administrator
Salary: Depending on experience and the level of acquired education, computer programming careers can yield anywhere between $30,000 (entry-level) to upwards of $85,000 (experienced).
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term.