Next program start date

May 12, 2021

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning includes

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

Through career-focused online Software Development degree courses and curriculum, you will experience practical applied learning in your courses. In as few as 18 months, you will be prepared for a successful career across a wide range of industries.1 Our program is designed to help you gain relevant programming and coding skills employers seek. This fully online Associate’s degree is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework and self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know.

When you’re ready to advance your education even further, you can transfer your online Software Application Development degree credits into our online Computer Science or Data Analytics Bachelor’s degree programs.

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What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Prepare for Industry Certifications

Our online Software Application Development degree curriculum is designed to help prepare you for key industry certifications, including Microsoft® Technology Associate (MTA), Java and C++. Rasmussen University will reimburse you for up to three exam application fees.2

Advance Your Education

Our online Software Application Development degree graduates feel confident advancing their careers in the competitive world of software development and creating value across their organization by contributing to a diverse team.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential by year 2028 for computer systems analysts is 9%.3 A Software Application Development Associate's degree from Rasmussen University can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

Technical Skill Development

Practice software development skills in project-based courses where you develop mobile and desktop applications to solve real challenges.

Multiple Programming Languages

Learn how to securely code with the most in-demand programming languages and databases, including C++, C#, Java® and SQL databases, and practice applying them hands-on.

Problem Solving

Through hands-on projects, you’ll address business problems and practice developing solutions with technological know-how.

Digital and Software Architecture

Develop and deploy computer applications, design digital and software architecture and utilize quality assurance techniques to improve software performance.

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Build the systems powering today's digital economy with versatile programming and coding skills.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Foundations of Software Design

    • CDA 1202
    • Online
    • 3 Credits

    Introduces students to fundamental aspects of programming as it is related to proper software design concepts. Provides an understanding of how computational techniques are applied in solving a variety of problems.

    Database Fundamentals for Programmers

    • COP 1532C
    • Online
    • 3 Credits

    Covers relational databases and their efficient design. The course will include the definition of tables and indexes, logical and physical design, the E-R model and transaction management. The use of Structured Query Language (SQL) will be emphasized.

    Secure Programming Techniques

    • COP 2598C
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Introduces students to best practices to secure programming techniques. Focuses on the most common programming vulnerabilities and how to mitigate them.

25 Courses to Complete

90 Credit Hours

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Enrollment

What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen University School of Technology vary depending on the program. We do not require enrolling students to submit standardized test scores; however, every entrant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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We believe in giving credit where it’s due. You can get an estimate of your transfer credits without an official transcript in one business day (on average). Talk to an admissions advisor today, or explore our Transfer Policy page for our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.

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Help Paying for College

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts for those who qualify.

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Class Locations

Where Can I Find an Online Software Application Development Degree Program Near Me?

At Rasmussen University, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. Click below to find an online Software Application Development degree program near you.

  • Online
  • Florida
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  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Rasmussen University will reimburse you any out-of-pocket costs of the application fee for each first attempt of up to three designated industry certification exams for which you qualify. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing grade score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees. Rasmussen University will provide practice exams and materials when available.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 1, 2020] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
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