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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – Software
Development Specialization

Businesses and organizations of all sizes rely on computers and the programs they run. As computing needs continue to change and evolve, trained software developers will be needed who can create systems and programs.

If you’re interested in a computer science or software development career, earn your Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Development at SIU. Our accelerated, 40-month degree program teaches foundational computer science knowledge plus in-depth software development skills.

Graduates who emerge from the SIU degree program should demonstrate professional behavior along with an appropriate level of technical knowledge. They should be capable of:

  • Developing software project plans based on an evaluation of client needs
  • Performing object-oriented programming with the use of programming languages
  • Developing, testing, and maintaining software programs
  • Understanding data structures and implementing them successfully

Topics of Study – Computer Science and Software Development

Graduates from this computer science program emerge with strong analysis and programming skills, in addition to a solid foundation of general knowledge aimed at increasing reasoning capability. Courses cover concepts including:

  • Data structures
  • Enterprise networking
  • Programming and programming languages
  • Software engineering
  • Systems analysis

Upper-level courses in software development teach advanced knowledge and challenge your programming skills:

  • Methods of Software Development
  • Intermediate Programming
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Compilers & Languages
  • Information Systems Security

Students demonstrate their mastery of course topics and programming skills in a senior-year capstone project.

Software Development Concentration Study Options

You have the option to earn your BS in Computer Science with a Software Development concentration either online or on campus in West Virginia. Both course delivery methods offer you the same curriculum, completion schedule, and welcoming learning community.

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