Software Engineering

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The demand for computer software programs and applications that are used by millions of people everyday is growing at an incredibly fast pace. As new technologies continue to emerge and expand, the need for bright and creative software engineers to support those technologies also expands. The US Department of Labor has projected that the employment of software engineers will increase by 22% by 2022!

In this online program at BYU-Idaho, students will learn and practice the industry standard approach to design, development and implementation of complex computer systems. This degree is designed for students who want a strong background in software development coupled with additional studies in other areas.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENTS WITH THIS DEGREE ARE SUITED FOR CAREERS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Software development
  • Computer systems design
  • Software engineer
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CORE COURSES:
CS 124 Introduction to Software Development 3
CS 165 Object-Oriented Software Development 3
CS 235 Data Structures 3
ECEN 160 Fundamentals of Digital Systems 3
TAKE THESE COURSES:
CS 213 Web Engineering I 3
CS 246 Software Design and Development 3
CS 308 Technical Communication 3
CS 364 Software Engineering I 4
CS 371 Human-Computer Interaction 3
CS 398 Internship 1-4
CS 416 Software Engineering II 2
CS 432 Software Engineering III 3
CS 470 Computer Security 3
CS 499 Senior Project 3
ELECTIVE COURSES - TAKE 14 CREDITS -
CS 313 Web Engineering II 3
MATH 221A Business Statistics 3
CIT 225 Database Design and Development 3
CIT 261 Mobile Application Development 3
CIT 270 Systems Security I 3
CIT 380 Project Management 3

DEGREE OVERVIEW

The BS in Software Engineering degree can be taken entirely online. Students must complete the 40 credits of required Foundations courses, 54 credits of major courses (listed below) plus 26 additional elective credits to reach a total of 120 credits. Review the course list below or check the University Catalog for specific degree requirements. Check course availability and offerings or contact us today at (208) 496-1800.

Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life, so the time it takes to complete it varies for each person. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students have up to eight years to complete a program.

BYU-Idaho Online Courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet the admission requirements can apply directly to an online degree program to begin the next semester. Once admitted, students can begin immediately working on program requirements. Students who did not come through the Pathway gate are encouraged to take GS 111: Introduction to BYU-Idaho in their first semester. This one-credit block course prepares students to succeed in the online environment as well as charting a course to graduation.