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BS in Software Development

Aspiring software engineers or developers seeking a fundamental technical education that could help them begin in their careers might benefit by enrolling in Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Software Development program. Read more about this bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Software Development

School Offering Program:

Full Sail University

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

An understanding of basic computer systems and strong analytical and problem-solving skills are important for prospective students of Full Sail University's BS in Software Development program. This program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn not only software design and distribution techniques but also about other computer systems and functions, such as programming, operating systems, and databases. Students could study software development and implementation processes, testing procedures, quality assurance, software project planning and management, and software architecture. A four-part series allows students to create their own software applications. Other topics addressed in the curriculum could include information system and database structures, data communication networks, application programming interfaces, programming languages, and hardware and software tools. Courses in algebra, discrete mathematics, trigonometry, technical writing, and physics will also be required.

Learning Format:

On-campus

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

121 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Software Development:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Full Sail University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

  • SDV 3011: Applied Human-Computer Interaction (4 credits)
  • SDV 3431: Building Blocks of Information Systems (4 credits)
  • SDV 4101: Business Intelligence Systems (3 credits)
  • SDV 4341: Capstone Project I: Frameworks, Methods, and Techniques (4 credits)
  • SDV 4473: Capstone Project II: Design of Software Products (4 credits)
  • SDV 4523: Capstone Project III: Development of Software Products (4 credits)
  • SDV 4611: Capstone Project IV: Delivery of Software Products (4 credits)
  • SDV 3721: Computer Networks and Distributed Processing (3 credits)
  • SDV 3511: Computer Organization and Architecture (4 credits)
  • SDV 2213: Data Structures and Algorithms (4 credits)
  • SDV 3815: Database Systems and File Structures (4 credits)
  • SDV 2031: History of Computing Technology (3 credits)
  • SDV 1001: Introduction to Software Applications (4 credits)
  • SDV 2011: Object-Oriented Programming (4 credits)
  • GDD 291: Operating Systems (3 credits)
  • ODT 1000: Overview of the Media Design and Technology Industries (3 credits)
  • COP 1000: Programming I (4 credits)
  • COP 2334: Programming II (4 credits)
  • SDV 4203: Software Engineering Process and Project Management (4 credits)
  • SDV 4901: Software Industry and Business (4 credits)
  • SDV 3113: Software Project I: Preproduction and Architecture (4 credits)
  • SDV 3213: Software Project II: Development (4 credits)
  • SDV 4733: Software Test and Quality Assurance (4 credits)

General Education

  • DGL 1012: Digital Literacy (3 credits)
  • MAD 1100: Discrete Mathematics (4 credits)
  • ENC 1101: English Composition I (4 credits)
  • PHY 1000: Fundamentals of Physics (4 credits)
  • GEN 242: Linear Algebra (4 credits)
  • COM 3109: Professional Communication and Presentation (4 credits)
  • DEP 1013: Psychology of Play (3 credits)
  • ENC 2110: Technical Writing (4 credits)
  • GEN 2200: Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry (4 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

The Bachelor of Science in Software Development program could prepare graduates to pursue a master's degree. A graduate degree could be essential for those who intend to explore executive or directorial opportunities in the field.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Business Intelligence

Career Paths:

Upon completion of Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Software Development program, graduates might pursue entry-level career opportunities in corporate IT departments or software engineering firms. In some cases, they might be able to explore mid-management positions.

Possible careers related to the Bachelor of Science in Software Development include:

  • Software engineer
  • Software designer
  • Application programmer

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