Online Bachelor’s Degree in Software Development.

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Software Development Specializations

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Software Development in as little as 4 years + 2 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


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OUR INVESTMENT IN A MORE POWERFUL YOU

COMPLIMENTARY LAPTOP

As a new student, you’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program2. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

It’s portable so you can take it anywhere, powerful enough to run robust applications, and best of all, you can use it for all your classes to optimize your DeVry experience.

PORTABLE IOT KIT

Simulate the Internet of Things (IoT) wherever you are with your Portable IoT Kit, designed to give you hands-on experience and confidence working with real IoT technologies.

With the full complement of microprocessors and sensors in your kit, you’ll build elementary IoT devices, integrate them into cloud-based server systems and develop skills needed for today’s IoT economy.

CERTIFICATION EXAM REIMBURSEMENT

Our Tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CompTIA A+ Technician, Network+, Security+ and IT Fundamentals+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate


Others may be applicable as well. Speak with your professor for more info.

What You'll Learn

  • Application Development
    Develop applications based on analysis, interface design, programming skills, coding and scripting, as well as database connectivity.
  • Communicate Methods and Findings
    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • Software Systems Analysis and Design
    Develop information system models and design system requirements to identify and solve business problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Data Analysis
    Learn to draw conclusions by finding patterns and relationships in numerical data with tools used for statistical analysis and decision-making in business.
  • Web Distributed Systems
    Learn the principles of web architecture and connectivity, including Internet protocols such as transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP); domain name server (DNS); simple mail transfer protocol (smtp), hypertext transfer protocol (http) and file transfer protocol (ftp); and design of an Internet or corporate intranet infrastructure to meet specific needs.
  • Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments
    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • Digital Literacy
    Learn to apply and utilize appropriate digital technologies for data and information acquisition, storage, retrieval, analysis, interpretation and communication.
  • Product Life Cycle Management
    Understand product lifecycle management as related to software development. Learn to manage the development of software from analysis and design to programming, implementation, testing, deployment and troubleshooting.

YOUR FINANCIAL AID OPTIONS

Learn about scholarships, grants and loans that can help make your tuition more affordable.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Bachelor’s in Software Development may consider careers such as:

  • Software Application Developer

  • Software Systems Developer

Essentials Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1123 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities4

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
LAS432 Technology, Society and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS3255 Environmental Sociology

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
MATH233 Discrete Mathematics
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW190 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking I
NETW200 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking II
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Security

Program Courses

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CIS170C Programming with Lab
CIS247C Object-Oriented Programming with Lab

Application Development

CEIS295 Data Structures and Algorithms
CIS321 Structured Analysis and Design
CIS339 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
CIS355A Business Application Programming with Lab
WEB375 Web Architecture with Lab

Information Technology and Networking

CEIS305 Operating Systems

Senior Project

CEIS392 Product, Project, and People Management
CEIS494 Senior Project I
CEIS496 Senior Project II

Technology Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession

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2As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Electronics Engineering Technology/Engineering Technology – Electronics and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
3Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
4Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
5Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.