If you’re interested in becoming a software developer, you’ll likely find many programs that focus on teaching you the skills needed to enter the field. The University of Central Missouri gives you that knowledge — and takes it to the next level. In the ABET- and AACSB-accredited Computer Information Systems BSBA - Software Development area program, you’ll blend theory and practice. Our courses provide you with a strong technical background as well as the business understanding to be a leader in the field.
What’s more, you’ll learn from expert faculty who keep abreast of industry trends and topics and ensure their courses are up to date on the latest practices and theories. Current faculty research includes work on timely topics such as software development methodologies, IT security, managing data and databases and enterprise resource planning.
Career path of a software developer
As you pursue the career path of a software developer, you’ll get skills and competencies from your UCM education that will set you apart from others seeking similar work in the field. With UCM’s CIS degree, you’ll be able to walk into your career from day one with knowledge of how businesses work and what they need to succeed. That means you’ll understand how your work fits into the larger picture as you solve real-world business problems.
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AACSB- and ABET-accredited program
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Top 15% CIS programs in the U.S.
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100% hiring & grad school admission rate
As a Software Developer major, you’ll learn numerous CIS software development languages and information systems software and technology, including:
As part of the UCM difference, the career path of a software developer involves learning how to apply that technology to solve business problems in courses on business communication, statistics, the principles of finance, operations management and more.
In addition to the core CIS program classes, you’ll take courses specific to Software Developer majors, including:
As a CIS Software Development major at the University of Central Missouri, you’ll have a variety of opportunities to enhance your Software Developer degree and prepare for your career:
After you graduate, you could pursue exciting careers in software development, cloud and system administration, database development and administration, enterprise resource planning and more. Past Software Development majors have worked for local and national companies, including:
You could also pursue a graduate degree to better prepare you for a leadership role in the industry and further deepen your technical expertise. In fact, many Software Development majors stay at UCM to pursue an MS in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology. No matter their path, graduates of the CIS Software Development program have experienced a 100% job or grad school placement rate within six months of graduation.
Software Developer degree jobs
The interactive tool below will help you explore job possibilities in software development.
We don’t want a lack of funding to be a barrier between you and your goal of becoming a software developer. That’s why the University of Central Missouri provides a number of ways to help you finance your college education, including grants, financial aid and scholarships. In fact, some scholarships are set aside specifically for students focusing on a CIS and Software Developer degree. Those scholarships include:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Take your degree further.
After graduating with your Software Developer degree, you can continue to a UCM master’s program to further develop your skills and open up additional job opportunities:
Make yourself more marketable.
Adding another undergraduate program of study to your UCM bachelor’s degree can help you stand out to future employers and give you a more well-rounded skill set:
Explore programs related to software development.
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Program Mission Statement:
The primary mission of the program is to offer outcomes-based, assessment driven, academic programs to prepare students for careers in information systems and information technology. The program also serves the community by providing technology-related service courses to fulfill the needs of the 21st century workforce.
Program Educational Objectives
Within a few years of graduation, graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Computer Information Systems (CIS) are expected to:
CIS Program Student Outcomes
Graduates of the program will have an ability to:
1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline
6. Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems (IS) environment.
The BSBA in Computer Information Systems - Sotware Development option is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.