May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
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May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Software Development (BSSD)

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(Please see the Herzing University Undergraduate Program Offerings by Location  chart in the catalog for a list of Herzing locations offering this program.)

Program Description

This program prepares students for a broad range of positions in the computing field, with particular emphases placed on software development. Foundational skills taught include programming logic, object-oriented programming, applications development, including web and mobile application fundamentals, database applications, security concepts, and network and computer architecture fundamentals. Advanced skills include software application design, systems analysis and design, software testing, and business analysis.

Students will have the opportunity to complete their studies through a selection of elective coursework that deepens their understanding of information technology and software development techniques, as well business management concepts.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply industry standards to software applications across a variety of platforms;
  2. Assess security needs and solutions as they apply to software development;

  3. Implement information system solutions to meet organizational needs;

  4. Express relevant information to technical and nontechnical audiences;

  5. Design software testing and quality assurance strategies;

  6. Create information technology solutions based on business needs or requirements.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, applications software developer, systems software developer, and software quality assurance engineer and tester.

Program Content

A minimum of 120.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Core Courses in Software Development

All courses, 52.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Elective Courses in Software Development

A minimum of 15 semester credit hours in the field of information technology, information systems, computer science or a related discipline are required, of which 9.00 semester hours must be at the 300, 400, 500 or 600 level.

Open Elective Courses

A minimum of 12.00 semester credit hours of open electives is required.

Required Capstone or Internship

3.00 semester credit hours are required.

  • Semester Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Semester Credit Hours: 3.00  */**
  • * Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this internship due to state restrictions.

    ** Enrollment in a student readiness training is required prior to the internship course. Successful completion of training is required prior to internship course enrollment.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.

12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity)

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

A minimum of 2.00 semester credit hours is required.

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