From our smartphones to office computers, software is integral to our daily activities. Skilled software developers drive innovation in the apps, websites, and programs that shape our world. 

Learn how Salem University’s online computer science degree with software development courses can help you thrive in this high-demand field. 

About Salem’s Software Development Bachelor’s Degree

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 25% career growth opportunities by 2032 for qualified software developers.  Salem University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), with a specialization in Software Development, prepares students for success in this flourishing field. Our online computer science and software engineering degree offers a diverse learning experience, blending classroom instruction with hands-on exercises. With a one-course-a-month schedule, our program fits into your busy life.

Computer Science & Software Development Career Opportunities

An online computer science degree with software development courses opens doors to various entry-level tech roles:

  • Software Programmer
  • Quality Assurance Tester
  • Systems Manager
  • IT Consultant
  • Game Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Webmaster
  • Database Administrator or Architect

Salem’s Online Computer Science Degree Curriculum

Our curriculum covers programming languages, algorithms, data structures, and software engineering. Specialized courses delve into advanced techniques like object-oriented design and network security. A capstone project showcases your mastery of skills.

Computer Science & Software Development Courses 

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree with a specialization in Software Development requires the completion of 75 foundational and elective credits, as well as 30 core computer science credits. Core computer science courses include:

  • CS100 Principles of Computer Science
  • CS110 Introduction to Computer Architecture
  • CS120 Fundamentals of Computation
  • CS130 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
  • CS150 Introduction to Programming
  • CS310 Database Architectures
  • CS350 Operating Systems
  • CS409 Networking
  • CS445 Project Management
  • CS499 Senior Capstone

In addition to core computer science courses, our software development courses are designed to deepen your understanding of software design, development, and implementation. You will take 15 credits in the Software Development specialization:

  • CS323 Methods of Software Development
  • CS325 Intermediate Programming
  • CS330 Data Structures & Algorithms
  • CS420 Information Systems Security
  • CS435 Compilers & Languages

Frequently Asked Questions

Admission Requirements

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or apply online. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.

Take the Next Step

Interested in pursuing an online computer science degree with a focus on software development? Request more information to get started on your journey with Salem University, or start a live chat today.