Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Software Design and Programming.

LEARN TO BUILD SOFTWARE AND APPS.

GET TO KNOW OUR SOFTWARE DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING DEGREE SPECIALIZATION.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Software Development with Software Design and Programming Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

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


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Cost

$497/Credit
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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 program1. 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) and Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
  • 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

The Software Design and Programming Specialization covers the following:

  • Applications and Algorithms
    Learn the principles and concepts of developing programs and algorithms that support typical business processing activities and needs such as transaction processing, report generation and solving algorithmic problems.
  • Advanced Programming Techniques for App Development
    Study programming language concepts and design principles of programming paradigms as related to mobile operating systems for application development.
  • Communicate Methods and Findings
    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • Advanced Strategies for Software Development
    Explore best practices in the implementation phase of the software development life cycle (SDLC). Using UML/OOAD, learn to program, test and implement a product that meets approved specifications.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments
    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • Information Security and Mobile Devices
    Focus on protecting information on mobile devices, types of mobile devices, risks, encryption, information at rest and in motion, attack scenarios and defense-in-depth controls.
  • Digital Literacy
    Learn to apply and utilize appropriate digital technologies for data and information acquisition, storage, retrieval, analysis, interpretation and communication.
  • Mobile Device Programming
    Understand and apply mobile operating systems programming Explore the Android and the iOS operating systems with the goal of creating an application Study menu systems, user interfaces, 2D graphics, and audio.

2-in-1

Earn an extra credential with our unique 2-in-1 design. All courses in our Information Technology & Networking Associate degree are embedded within this program. So you can earn an associate degree on the way to your bachelor’s.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Software Design and Programming Specialization may consider careers such as:

  • Scientific Software Programmer

  • Software Application Developer

  • Software Developer and Programmer

  • Software Programmer and Analyst

  • Software Systems Developer

  • Web Developer and Programmer

Essentials Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities3

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

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS3254 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

Specialized Courses

Software Design and Programming

CEIS200 Software Engineering I
CEIS320 Introduction to Mobile Device Programming
CEIS400 Software Engineering II
CEIS420 Programming Languages and Advanced Techniques

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Related Programs


1As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering Technology/Engineering Technology –Electronics and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
2Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
3Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
4Students 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.