Software Development (AS)

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If you want to create software and web applications, DSU’s associate degree in software development is a great place to start. On campus or online, you’ll learn the basics of how to develop, design, test, and deliver a software program or web app, and you’ll be ready for entry-level into a profession that just keeps growing. If you decide you want to continue your education with a bachelor of science in network and security administration, cyber operations, or computer science, all your associate’s degree courses will count toward your bachelor’s degree.

Benefits of studying software development at DSU

DSU has been recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for its high-quality curriculum which teaches students to write code, manage the development process, manipulate data efficiently, take user needs into account, and deliver successful and secure products. These courses are taught by DSU faculty who have real-world experience in the industry. They cultivate an open-learning environment, working one-on-one with students in small classes of 25 or less. With online classes, they provide hands-on virtual experiences for students. Courses are also affordable and convenient.

Integrated Technology

At DSU, you will be immersed in the technologies that will hone your skills in software development. Students enrolled in College of Computing majors have access to a top-notch virtualized environment where you can test your work on multiple operating systems, work in a protected sandbox on security issues, or explore options on a variety of server operating systems.

The need for software developers continues to grow, and technology is always changing. Your DSU courses will prepare you to enter the work force, but also show you what it takes to succeed in a changing world.  

Possible Job Titles

  • Software developer
  • Application developer
  • Database programmer
  • Programmer
  • Programmer analyst
  • Software engineer