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Software Development
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Turn your passion for technology into professional expertise and get ready to expand your career potential. The online bachelor’s in information technology, software development from Capella University can equip you with IT skills and programming abilities that make an impact in today’s digital landscape. Immerse yourself in experiential, real-world learning scenarios and develop your command of industry-standard languages like Java, HTML5, C# and SQL. Our curriculum is designed around Agile processes and DevOps methods that streamline development and operations, so you can build the fundamental skills you need to pursue a wide range of IT roles, projects or advanced certifications.

Gain industry experience 

Add valuable experience to your portfolio by working on real-world projects with live clients.

Take certification exams on us

Capella offers eligible students certification exam vouchers from CompTIA, Cisco, and SAS.

Agile and DevOps

Build the expertise to model and design software; and code, test and ensure quality using Agile and DevOps methods to streamline development and operations.

Classes start October 10

Use the code SUMMER to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 8–13 General education courses
  • 15 Core courses
  • 6 Specialization courses
  • 4–6 Concentration courses
  • 5–9 Elective courses
  • 1 Capstone
  • 180 Total quarter credits
  • 135 Max transfer credits

Reduce your tuition by $15,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $15K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree.

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Software Development.

Job titles to explore

  • Software engineer
  • Software developer
  • Business analyst
  • Systems engineer
  • Systems administrator
  • Java software developer
  • Network engineer
  • Information technology manager
  • .Net developer
  • Applications developer
  • Programmer/Analyst
  • Web developer

Employment settings to explore

  • Software publisher
  • Hospital
  • Computer systems service
  • Financial institution
  • Insurance carrier
  • Management, scientific and technical consulting service
  • Manufacturing
  • Community or technical college
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Government – local, state, federal

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