School of Information Technology
School of Information Technology

Software Applications Development: Bachelor of Science Degree
Henderson, NV Campus

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The purpose of the Software Applications Development program is to help graduates develop knowledge and skills to pursue career opportunities in areas involving software design and development, systems analysis, programming, process design and management, and other areas related to computer software production and deployment. The coursework offers a foundation in programming skills using a number of languages and platforms while systematically addressing theories and methods of software engineering processes and models governed by industry standards.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program may pursue career opportunities involving the design, development and implementation of software-based solutions and products for business and consumer markets. Entry-level positions may include software developer, software programmer, application developer, Web application developer, software engineer, software applications analyst, Web applications analyst, Web applications specialist and software applications specialist.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving software applications development.

School Equipment

Students will have the opportunity to perform activities in different software development environments with typical platforms that support specific technologies and standards. These platforms are typically comprised of networked computers installed with software development tools. Refer to Student Equipment in the Online Course Information section of this catalog for information relating to the student equipment requirements for the distance education courses that are taught online over the Internet.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 15 to 30 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Number Course Credit Hours  
Minimum required credit hours for the Baccalaureate degree (Grand tota) 180
General Education Courses*
Unspecified General Education courses+ 20
EG371 Research Methods+ 4
EG372 Written Analysis+ 4
EG381 Statistics+ 4
EG421 Numerical Methods+ 4
EG452 Economics and Change+ 4
EG462 Contemporary World Culture+ 4
EG468 Ethics+ 4
EG481 Environmental Issues+ 4
GE465 Cultural and Political Issues of Nevada+ 4
Subtotal 56
Core Courses
Unspecified Core courses** 40
CS300 Application Design+ 4
CS302 Data Structures with Java+ 4
CS310 Programming in C+++ 4
CS320 Programming in C#+ 4
CS330 Database Design and Implementation+ 4
CS331 .NET Framework Programming+ 4
CS333 Enterprise Applications with Java+ 4
CS340 Software Engineering+ 4
CS400 Web Services and Applications+ 4
CS410 Enterprise Applications with .NET+ 4
CS420 Application Security+ 4
CS430 Database Administration and Optimization+ 4
CS490 Software Development Senior Project+ 4
Subtotal 92
Elective Courses
Unspecified Elective courses 32

+In this program, this(these) course(s) may be taught either completely in residence at the school, completely online over the Internet as a distance education course or partially in residence and partially online, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to the courses that the school decides to teach all or partially online over the Internet. In order to help students become familiar with fundamentals of taking courses online over the Internet, the school may determine that a portion of the first online course that a student takes in this program must be taken online at the school in a supervised setting.

*General Education courses include courses in the humanities, composition, mathematics, the sciences and the social sciences. The Unspecified General Education courses must include at least one course in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of this catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

**Examples of the subject matter included in the Unspecified Core courses are as follows: computer operating systems, computer programming logic and algorithms, HTML and programming using Visual Basic, C++ and JAVA. Courses offered at this school that satisfy the Unspecified Core course requirement are CS100, CS110, CS111, CS120, CS130, CS140, CS200, CS201, CS240 and CS250. The course descriptions for these courses are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.

This course is eligible for the Presidents Scholarship. Refer to the Institutional Scholarships section of this catalog for further information.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

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