Bachelor of Science

Computer Science - Software Development

Online On-Campus
Classes Start August 26 and October 20
Classes Start Six Times Per Year For Ultimate Flexibility

Goals and Course Topics

Set Yourself Up for Success

An organization’s website is an open door. Learn how to keep that door ajar and always welcoming to customers. TU’s software development concentration will keep you ahead of the trends, as you master programming, internet and website advancement as well as project management. Computer Science jobs are among the top growing fields; open that door to your future now.

Your Computer Science Program

Many different programming languages exist in computer science, and job candidates often focus on one specific language required by their employer, as needs will be different from workplace to workplace. TU’s computer science program, with a concentration in software development, gives graduates a foundation of programming knowledge to be prepared to create websites and applications in a variety of languages and device platforms: a unique advantage, to align with industry standards.

With the computer science major, students will be able to identify hardware and various operating systems and will develop and modify programming concepts and computational mathematics to operational computer applications and code. Our classes will teach students to analyze computer science research and apply findings to solve real world problems, as well as compare and contrast knowledge of computer security models.

With the concentration of software development, students will be able to explain and illustrate the reasons for the modeling and design of computer-based systems and interpret and apply object-oriented programming language.

Practical Education

Classes will prepare students for several certifications. The need for professional certifications has been identified through various studies and responses with our industry partners. The program encourages students to sit for as many professional certifications as possible, proving that they have demonstrated knowledge up to industry standards. Tiffin University is a Certiport Authorized Testing Center and has the ability to administer any Microsoft Certifications available. These certifications, partnered with a degree in computer science will allow our students to have a competitive advantage when it comes to job placement.

Format

On Campus: 15-week semester starting in January and August

Online: Two terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

Career Opportunities

  • Data Business Process Analyst
  • DCA Engineer
  • Hardware and Network Specialist
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Software Application Developer
  • Systems Software Developer

TU Grads have works for companies like Cleveland Clinic, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, and Vodofone. 

Average degree completion for a full time student
10 Semesters

At a Glance

  • Regional accreditations
  • No application fees
  • Flexible start dates
  • Accepts transfer credits

Did You Know?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the latest data available for software developers, the need is going to increase 24% from the year 2016-2026. This increased need is due to the number of applications, mobile applications and software that is being developed for the latest technologies and needs in the era of the “Internet of Things”.

Sample Courses

Networking Fundamentals (CST230)

This course provides an overview of network hardware, operating systems, and applications with a focus on design, implementation and management of the network environment inside an organization.

Cyber Security (CDS244)

Information systems need to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. This course explores the protection of information from unauthorized access, disruption, modification, and destruction through technology, physical, and social vectors.

Advanced Programming Concepts (CST301)

This course addresses technologies for developing database applications. It covers the principles of database design, and database models using a database software. Organizational data modeling and designing normalized database structures is strongly emphasized. Managerial issues associated with database administration are covered along with an introduction to distributed database concepts in a client-server environment. The course will expose the student to the Structured Query Language (SQL).

Find out what it takes to earn your

BS in Computer Science!