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BS in Computer Software Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Technology offered through the Forbes School of Business & Technology at Ashford University is designed to teach students the fundamentals of software development. Read more about the coursework and the intended outcomes to determine if this education is right for you.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Technology

School Offering Program:

Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Forbes School of Business & Technology

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Technology should be interested in developing their technical and business skills to pursue a career in the software technology industry. Applicants to Ashford University must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Technology at Ashford University's Forbes School of Business & Technology™ synthesizes knowledge from the fields of information technology, software engineering, and computer science. Students have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the computer software development process including design patterns, testing, and software management. Students could learn the ways in which subject areas such as mathematics, computer, and scientific components are all implemented in the application process of software development. They may also learn how to communicate complex software language concepts to others with nontechnical understandings.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Technology

Students must complete 120 total credits,which come from 57 major course credits, 43 general education credits, and 20 elective credits, in order to successfully earn their BS in Computer Software Technology. Introductory coursework to acclimate students to the online classroom may also be necessary for some programs. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Course Requirements (57 credits)

  • Statistical Literacy
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Scientific & Technical Writing
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology & Literacy
  • Fundamentals of Programming Languages
  • Computer Organization & Architecture
  • Operating Systems Theory & Design
  • Data Structures, Algorithms & Designs
  • Computer Networking
  • Database Systems & Management
  • System Administration & Security
  • Software Technology & Design
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Software Requirements & Analysis
  • Software Architecture & Design
  • Software Development
  • Software Testing
  • Information Security Management
  • Capstone for Computer Software Technology

General Education Requirements (43 credits)

  • Personal Dimensions of Education
  • Digital Literacy for Life & the Workplace
  • English Composition I
  • Information Literacy
  • English Composition II
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Film
  • Informal Logic
  • Ethics & Moral Reasoning
  • American National Government
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Our Dependence upon Environment
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • General Education Capstone

Elective Requirements (20 credits)

  • Open Electives

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Students that successfully complete this online Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Technology may wish to further their understandings of computer software and the business industry and continue their education through a master's program. A master's degree may also be needed for advance technology or management positions. For example, students may wish to enroll in Ashford University's Master of Information Systems Management.

Career Paths

Graduates of the Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University's BS in Computer Software Technology program may have developed the fundamental understandings of the software development process that are necessary to pursue a career within the industry. Graduates may be able to pursue jobs such as:

  • Computer programmer
  • Database administrator
  • Software designer
  • Web developer
  • Programmer analyst

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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