Gain the technical knowledge of algorithms, data structures, hardware and operating systems through a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, with a focus on Software Development. Learn software development skills from the University of Central Missouri’s innovative and expert faculty and pursue hands-on opportunities in applications development, computer programming and web development.
A bachelor’s degree that sets you up for success
Software developers are creative and technically savvy individuals who work behind applications and programs that impact our digital world. UCM’s Software Development degrees offer courses that teach software development tools and techniques, along with the soft skills you need in the workplace. Create unique apps that address a variety of problems — whether on a desktop computer, mobile device, internet or network — for business, entertainment or personal use. Software solves problems that touch all aspects of our lives.
A software developer education with online courses
UCM is one of the top software development schools in Missouri that offers both online and in-person courses. Gain the requirements for software developer jobs by taking some of our courses online or all of them at our Warrensburg campus.
95% job placement rate
Top 15% best value program
One of largest CS programs in Missouri
Unlike many software development schools, UCM’s bachelor’s degree program emphasizes the development of real-world applications. Our software development program equips you to solve our industry’s most pressing problems with technology.
At the University of Central Missouri, you’ll start with core computer science coursework, then specialize in software development with topics in:
UCM’s Software Development degrees use several programming languages, mobile and web technologies and cloud platforms to develop your technical skills. Throughout your software developer education, you’ll learn technical skills from thought leaders who prepare you for a variety of jobs.
We provide several hands-on, real-world work experiences within our Software Development degree, including:
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In 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked software developer as the #2 job in the United States. With a UCM software development degree, pursue careers such as a project manager, programmer, software engineer, web developer and much more.
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Throughout Missouri and across the country, the University of Central Missouri is known for having one of the most affordable Computer Science in Software Development programs. We offer competitive tuition rates and have several opportunities and resources to help you finance your college education.
In addition to tutoring and teaching assistantships, we provide scholarships specifically for your Computer Science in Software Development degree, including:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
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The school offers completion programs for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Software Development Option and Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering at UCM - Lee's Summit. For more information, please contact Professor Belinda Copus at firstname.lastname@example.org.