There's a Degree for that: Software Application Development

There are apps, and then there are degrees that build apps. The world of smartphones and technology are continuously evolving and has piqued the interest of many tech-savvy individuals interested in pursuing a career or degree in the software application development field. However, to really delve into the field they must be ready for what a software application development degree entails.

A software application development degree could bring you several different career opportunities in several different fields. Along with a variety of career paths, you have the opportunity to choose which software application development degree path is right for you. To get a clearer picture of your options, consider exploring two different degree paths below to find the one that interests you the most.


Software Application Development Associate’s degree

An associate’s degree in software application development provides the necessary tools and knowledge to build new and innovative software applications. In addition, an associate’s degree touches on everyday fundamentals of learning, management, and strategic vision for your future career.

Examples of Software Application Development Associate’s degree core courses:

  • Pre-calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II
  • Programming
  • Discrete Structures for Computer Science
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Relational Databases


Software Application Development Certificate

With a software application development Certificate you’ll learn everything from the necessary professional characteristics for employment to Java and programming.

Examples of Software Application Development certificate core courses:

  • Programming I & II
  • Foundations of Software Design
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Java


You may be looking to further your career or you may be looking to jump-start a new beginning in your career. Either way, try to pinpoint exactly what it is that you are looking for. In doing so, you may realize earning a degree or Certificate in software application development is the best fit for you and the success of your career.

Which route will you choose? The future is yours for the taking.

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Kendall is an Online Community Specialist at Collegis Education who oversees online communities on behalf of Rasmussen College. She has a passion for social media and enjoys motivating and encouraging former, current and future learners.

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