Online Programming Degree

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Software Application Programming

Java is the third-most used server-side programming language1. Dive deep into Java programming in the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology with a Software Application Programming specialization from CTU. In this program, you can work to develop foundational knowledge in key information technology areas of programming, systems administration, security, architecture, and databases. You’ll also have the opportunity to dig deep into the JAVA programming language as you focus on software requirements, analysis, design, testing, and overall implementation.

It might not be surprising to hear that employment of software developers is projected to grow 24 percent from 2016 - 20262 — much faster than the national average.

The BSIT in Software Application Programming:

  • 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 schedule helps 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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* CTU’s Online Bachelor’s programs are ranked among the Best by U.S. News and World Report.
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

184

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online

Program Details

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses - General Education
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing 4.5
    ELE Humanities Elective 4.5
    ELE Science Elective 4.5
    ELE Science Elective 1 4.5
    ELE Science Lab Elective 1.5
    ELE Science Lab Elective 1 1.5
    ELE Social Science Elective 4.5
    ELE US History/US Government Elective 4.5
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
    MATH109 Introduction to Algebra 4.5
    MATH112 Analytic College Algebra 4.5
    MATH225 Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics 4.5
    PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5
    SOCL102 Introductory Sociology 4.5
     
    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
    or
     
    HUMELE Humanities Elective 4.5
    Total Credit Hours: 66
    Courses - Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CS126 Unix Fundamentals 4
    CS251 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4
    CS362 Structured Query Language for Data Management 4
    CSS150 Introduction to Computer Security 4
    EM200 Introduction to Website Development 4
    IT106 Introduction to Programming Logic 4
     
    IT140 Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments 4
    or
    IT Elective
     
    IT190 Introduction to IT 4
    IT204 Fundamentals of Networking 4
    IT254 Spreadsheet Applications 4
    IT401 Information Technology Architectures 4
    IT425 Systems Analysis, Design and Integration 4
    MPM210 Introduction to Project Management 6
    Total Credit Hours: 54
    Courses: Specialization
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CS230 Data Structures 4
    CS346 User Interface Design 4
    CS377 Object Oriented Methods 4
    CS455 Software Requirements Engineering 4
    CS457 Software Design 4
    CS459 Software Testing 4
    IT151 Introduction to Java Programming I 4
    IT152 Introduction to Java Programming II 4
    IT251 Intermediate Java Programming I 4
    IT252 Intermediate Java Programming II 4
    IT351 Advanced Java Programming 4
    SWE400 Software Construction 4
    SWE410 Software Processes 4
     
    SWE440 Software Project Management 4
    or
    IT Elective
     
    SWE441 Human Elements in Projects and Organizations 4
    or
    IT Elective 2 (4)
     
    SWE481 Software Engineering Capstone I 4
    Total Credit Hours: 64

    Total Credit Hours: 184

  • Accreditations and Alignments

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

     

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1. https://w3techs.com/technologies/history_overview/programming_language
2. Source: www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm#tab-6