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Earn Your Software Application Development or Computer Science Degree

Our Software Application Development Certificate and Associate's degree and our Computer Science Bachelor's degree provide the hands-on experience and knowledge required to succeed in this dynamic field. Through curriculum focused on the practical side of software development, you prepare for a wide range of positions and careers, including software engineer, software developer, programmer or computer systems analyst.

If you are looking to start your career in software development, choose our Software Application Development Certificate or Associate's degree. If you already have an Associate's degree in this field, you can complete our Computer Science Bachelor's degree in as few as 18 months.*

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Software Application Development Certificate 12 Months
Software Application Development Associate’s Degree 18 Months
Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree 18-36 Months

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Gain In-Field Computer Science Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare to succeed across a variety of computer science professions. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant skills employers seek, including:

  • Cutting-Edge Tools

    We facilitate hands-on learning and provide the relevant tools you need through Microsoft DreamSpar™ for no additional cost.

  • iOS® and Android® Platforms

    Learn the latest platforms like iOS and Android for devices such as iPhone®, iPad® and Android hardware.

  • Mobile and Cloud-Ready Applications

    Specialize in the development of cloud-ready applications for current and emerging mobile computing devices, including tablets and smartphones.

  • Programming

    Gain an understanding of modern, object-oriented programming languages that are in high-demand throughout the industry, such as Java, C++ and Visual Basic.

Prepare for Industry Certifications

To help enhance your professional resume and broaden your opportunities, you can prepare to earn certifications from industry leaders. Rasmussen College will reimburse you for up to three exam application fees.*

*Rasmussen College will reimburse you any out-of-pocket costs of the application fee for each first attempt of up to three industry certification exams for which you qualify. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees. Rasmussen College will provide practice exams and materials when available.

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

Graduates from our School of Technology programs are working for leading employers, including:*

  • Best Buy
  • Citrix
  • Eaton
  • Microsoft
  • Target Corporation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Robert Half Technology
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Xerox


Success Rate

90% of responding December 2012 to June 2013 graduates across all programs are working in their field of study or continuing their education.*

*Employer information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the organizations shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities at these organizations will be available.

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At Rasmussen College, it is important to us that we provide transparent, up-to-date salary estimates for all our degree programs as reported by our graduates. However, there is insufficient data available for this particular degree program at this time. Please check back, as we are working diligently to publish the updated salary information.

Program Entry Requirements

Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Technology vary depending on the program. We do not require applicants to submit standardized test scores and your GPA does not affect acceptance. However, every applicant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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How Much Could You Earn as a Computer Science Professional?

In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary and projected job growth for computer science professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2022)
Software Developers, Systems Software$63,140$79,900$101,41021%
Software Developers, Applications$55,770$72,290$92,66023%
Computer Programmers$43,640$57,940$76,1408%

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years, bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm, census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-14.pdf

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, www.bls.gov/ooh/

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How Much Will it Cost?

At Rasmussen College, we’re committed to helping make higher education more affordable for you. That’s why we offer straightforward tuition costs locked in place until you graduate, so you know your tuition will not increase through graduation if you are continuously enrolled.

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Affordable Options to Help You Save Money

Through our comprehensive SUPPORT+ student services, our student financial services advisors help you receive affordable tuition as you earn your degree. Browse our options to see how you can save:

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