Online Software Engineering Degree

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Software Engineering

Software is the building block for games you play on your phone, anti-virus protection on your computer, and e-books you read on your computer. Software engineers are needed to create and refine these programs, and you can prepare to develop an understanding of this industry with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a Software Engineering concentration from CTU. In this program, you could study how to build computer software solutions through programming with algorithmic techniques while exploring a broad range of theoretical and practical knowledge, methods, processes, and skills.

Software development jobs are projected to grow 24 percent from 2016 - 20261, due to people’s increasing reliance on apps and systems to simplify their lives. Explore the skills needed for this growing industry.

The BSCS in Software Engineering:

  • Has CTU Fast Track exams available - a series of mini modules designed to test your knowledge of key course objectives, offering the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know
  • Is ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the fifth year in a row*

At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedules are designed to help you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.

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Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

CLASSES START

  • January 07, 2020
  • February 18, 2020
  • April 07, 2020

TOTAL CREDITS

183

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online

Program Details

  • Program Overview

    The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) program with a concentration in Software Engineering is a 183-credit program offered online. The program consists of 51 credit hours of general education, 88 credit hours devoted to the computer science core, an 44 credit hours for the software engineering concentration.

    This degree program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career centered on building computer software solutions through programming with algorithmic techniques. Students will explore a broad range of theoretical and practical knowledge, methods, processes, techniques and skills to effectively design and develop the computer software according to domain-specific requirements. This program has a General Track and three concentrations: Cybersecurity Engineering, Software Engineering, and Data Science.

    The curriculum of BSCS offers broad and detailed knowledge on how a computer’s software works, and how to design and develop different levels and types of computer software. This is different from the curriculum of the Computer Engineering program which is focused on how to design and develop computer hardware. It is also different from the curriculum of the Information Technology program, which is focused on how to apply both computer hardware and software to design, develop and support high level end-user-oriented business systems, services or applications.

     

    This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    COMS105 Interpersonal Communication 4.5
    or
    COMS203 Speech Communications 4.5
     
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
    HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5
    MATH111 College Algebra for Technical Programs 4.5
    PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5
    PSYC102 Introductory Psychology 4.5
    SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences 4.5
    SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5
    SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5
    SOCL202 Social Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Class 4.5
    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
    Total Credit Hours: 51
    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CE242 Computer Architecture 4
    CS101 Problem Solving in Computer Science 4
    CS118 Principles of Programming Languages 4
    CS119 Introduction of Programming 4
    CS219 Python Programming 4
    CS221 SQL Programming 4
    CS226 Java Programming 4
    CS228 C++ Programming 4
    CS233 Fundamentals of Data Structures 4
    CS253 Introduction to Database Systems 4
    CS267 Computer Algorithms 4
    CS311 Mobile Programming 4
    CS337 Introduction to Parallel Computing 4
    CS341 Principles of Operating Systems 4
    CS349 Software Engineering 4
    CS356 Foundations of Big Data Analytics 4
    CS491 Computer Science Team Project I 4
    CS492 Computer Science Team Project II 4
    CSS150 Introduction to Computer Security 4
    IT204 Fundamentals of Networking 4
    MATH211 Applications of Discrete Mathematics for Computer Systems and IT 4
    MATH311 Data Driven Statistics for Computer Systems and IT 4
    Total Credit Hours: 88
    Courses- Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CS227 Linux Programming 4
    CS361 Principles of User Interface Design 4
    CS368 Fundamentals of Software Requirements 4
    CS374 Fundamentals of Software Design 4
    CS468 Software Service Construction 4
    CS469 Software Quality Assurance 4
    Select 20 Credits from the list of courses shown below 20
    Total Credit Hours: 44
    Courses- Elective Choices
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CS349 Software Engineering 4
    CS367 Streaming Data Analytics 4
    CS378 NoSQL Databases 4
    CS379 Machine Learning 4
    CS473 Data Mining 4
    CS479 Data Visualization 4
    CSS200 Principles of Network Security 4
    CSS250 Security Risk Management 4
    CSS280 Ethical Hacking 4
    CSS321 Software Assurance 4
    EM200 Introduction to Website Development 4
    EM218 Web Development II 4
    EM228 Scripting for the Web 4
    EM270 Emerging Media and Technology 4
    IT304 Computer Networks and Communications 4
    note that all courses are not offered at all campuses. Consult with your academic advisor.

    Total Credit Hours: 183

  • Accreditations and Alignments

    Outcomes for this program align with the educational standards of ABET.

     

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