Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Software Engineering

Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree with a concentration in Software Engineering is built to provide tech professionals an opportunity to explore new and emerging software technology, and develop the skills needed to apply this knowledge to solve complex challenges in the field. Enroll in the Software Engineering program and explore the possibilities in this exciting industry.

The program’s experienced instructors have constructed a curriculum designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn how computer software works, and how to design, develop and deploy software for a wide range of applications. After successfully completing the program, students should understand multiple programming languages; possess knowledge of computer architecture, operating systems, databases, and other aspects; and know how to construct software solutions to solve complex problems.

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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    Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    COMS203Speech Communications4.5
    ENGL104Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105Professional Written Communications 4.5
    HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century4.5
    MATH111College Algebra for Technical Programs4.5
    PHIL101Introduction to Ethics4.5
    PSYC102Introductory Psychology4.5
    SCI101Introduction to the Sciences4.5
    SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course1.5
    SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability4.5
    SOCL202Social Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Class4.5
    UNIV104Academic and Career Success4.5
    Total Credit Hours:51
    Courses: Core
    CE242Computer Architecture4
    CS101Problem Solving in Computer Science4
    CS118Principles of Programming Languages4
    CS119Introduction of Programming4
    CS219Python Programming4
    CS221SQL Programming4
    CS226Java Programming4
    CS228C++ Programming 4
    CS233Fundamentals of Data Structures 4
    CS253Introduction to Database Systems4
    CS267Computer Algorithms 4
    CS311Mobile Programming 4
    CS337Introduction to Parallel Computing4
    CS341Principles of Operating Systems4
    CS349Software Engineering4
    CS356Foundations of Big Data Analytics4
    CS491Computer Science Team Project I4
    CS492Computer Science Team Project II4
    CSS150Introduction to Computer Security4
    IT204Fundamentals of Networking4
    MATH211Applications of Discrete Mathematics for Computer Systems and IT4
    MATH311Data Driven Statistics for Computer Systems and IT4
    Total Credit Hours:88
    Courses- Concentration
    CS227Linux Programming4
    CS361Principles of User Interface Design4
    CS368Fundamentals of Software Requirements4
    CS374Fundamentals of Software Design4
    CS468Software Service Construction4
    CS469Software Quality Assurance4
    BSCSELESelect 20 Credits from the list of courses shown below20
    Total Credit Hours:44

    note that all courses are not offered at all campuses. Consult with your academic advisor.

    Courses- Elective Choices
    CS349Software Engineering4
    CS367Streaming Data Analytics4
    CS378NoSQL Databases4
    CS379Machine Learning4
    CS473Data Mining4
    CS479Data Visualization4
    CSS200Principles of Network Security4
    CSS250Security Risk Management4
    CSS280Ethical Hacking4
    CSS321Software Assurance4
    EM200Introduction to Website Development4
    EM218Web Development II4
    EM228Scripting for the Web4
    EM270Emerging Media and Technology4
    IT304Computer Networks and Communications4

    Total Credit Hours: 183

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    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Acquire knowledge of new models, methods, technologies, professional standards, and the context-specific best practice of software engineering as they emerge
    • Choose and apply appropriate theories, models, techniques, process and tools that provide a basis for problem identification, software requirement analysis, software design, software implementation and testing, as well as software development project management
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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 20%

All Colorado Technical University campuses and both ground and online enrollments are included in this Graduation Rate.

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