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.
* 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
- October 01, 2019
- November 12, 2019
- January 07, 2020
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
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
Estimate Tuition and Grad Date
Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date
Ways to Save
Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:
- Active duty military status (see the tuition tab for details)
- Number of CTU Fast Track™ courses successfully passed
- Number of credits transferred and accepted from other institutions
- Eligibility for a Corporate Alliances Grant (check with your CTU Admissions Advisor)
- Tuition Reimbursement (talk to your HR Manager)
- Grants or scholarships at CTU
Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*
Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.
*The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track tests successfully passed. Fast Track program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.
Where do I go from here?
Choosing to continue your education is a big decision and we're here to help. Choose one of the options below to get started.
Submit your details and speak to an admissions advisor within the next day:
Submit a no-fee online application. An advisor will get in touch after your application is received to schedule an interview (required before enrolling):
Program details are provided after the form.
Classes start October 1, 2019!
2. Source: www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm#tab-6