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Minor: System Development: Mobile Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

School of Business and Technology

Grow a Career in Mobile Application Development

Mobile technologies are growing. Take a look around—everyone is on the go and relying more on mobile experiences to keep their day going. Capella’s online bachelor’s in information technology, mobile development minor degree prepares you to design effective solutions for business’ mobile IT environments, possibly as a mobile applications developer. Our program can teach you the essentials you need to keep pace with evolving technologies by learning to create innovative mobile applications for Android™ and cross-platform deployment. 

At a Glance

  • Online 
  • FlexPath available 
  • 8-13 General education courses
  • 16 Core courses
  • 8 Minor courses
  • 9-17 Elective courses
  • Capstone 

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Classes Start December 2nd

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

$50 application fee (waived w/promo Fall19)

What you’ll learn

Communicate IT Clearly

Effectively communicate IT concepts in a business environment.

Evaluate & Collaborate Support

Evaluate the effectiveness of implementing a mobile-based design through collaboration and the support of IT tools. 

Find the Mobile Solution

Design effective mobile solutions for IT business environments using Agile practices, policies, standards, and technologies.

Understand Mobile Capabilities

Troubleshoot and administer a variety of mobile-based IT business environments.  

Know IT Standards & Policies

Apply general IT standards, policies, and security practices.

Build a Safe Mobile Experience

Employ mobile application design, data storage, security, and administration concepts and technologies. 

BS in IT, Mobile Development Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Get Exam-Ready

Learn CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Project+ exam info—and get the vouchers to take the exams for free. 

Engaging Coursework

Get hands-on experience with industry tools through virtual labs, interactive simulations, and innovative resources.

Stay Ahead in IT: Upskill with Skillsoft

Students will have unlimited access to Skillsoft, a comprehensive eLearning resource to help develop IT and business knowledge and skills.

Cost & learning formats

We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. That's why Capella offers two 100% competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz.

A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$357 per 1000-2000 level credit $411 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

A self-paced learning format that puts you in control. Take courses at your own speed, and move on to the next course whenever you’re ready.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time) per 12-week billing session
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session*
$2,500 per 12-week billing session, 90 total program points, 68 max transfer points

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

Get the details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Prior learning assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment process.

Low-cost gen-ed courses

Our external partner, Sophia Learning, offers a low-cost way to earn gen-ed credits.

$8K toward your bachelor's

Apply for an $8K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Bachelor's in IT Sample Courses

Our online bachelor's in information technology, mobile development minor curriculum addresses planning, evaluating, designing, managing, and understanding of mobile applications in single-user and complex-enterprise environments, including Apple iOS and Android™ OS development.

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IT4733 *
Advanced Database Development

This course focuses on the data access layer of an application. Learners explore and demonstrate their knowledge of application objects that interact with an assortment of databases and data repositories, and examine data modeling, connections, queries, data manipulation for contemporary Web, traditional applications, database administration and user security implementation. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4731.

3 quarter credits
IT4772 *
Software Design and Modeling

In this course, learners apply design strategies and methods to produce a series of models that depict the internal structure and behavior of a software solution. Learners also evaluate the quality of the design and apply the requirements tracing process. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4711.

3 quarter credits
IT4784 *
Advanced Mobile Application Development

Learners in this course identify and apply advanced mobile application development concepts used to effectively integrate Android device features. Learners gain and demonstrate competency in user interface techniques, including animating, structuring and organizing complex applications, accessing web services, and integrating with thirdparty libraries, in order to take applications from a functional state to a production-ready state. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4782.

3 quarter credits
IT4786 *
Cross-Platform Mobile Application Development

Learners in this course evaluate concepts, best practices, and tools used in cross-platform mobile application development. Throughout the course, learners design, implement, test, simulate, and deploy cross-platform mobile applications that can be published to iOS and Android. Prerequisite(s): IT4784.

3 quarter credits

Faculty & support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment counselors

These experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.

FlexPath coaches

Coaches guide and cheer you on as you move from enrollment to graduation. They help you understand your program, answer questions, and offer encouragement.

Writing support

Sharpen your writing skills with our free tutoring services and other resources.

Career center

For this team, it's more than resumes and interview tips. It's about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

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Mobile Systems Development Professional Paths

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online BS in Information Technology, Minor: System Development: Mobile degree.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Software engineer
  • Software developer
  • Web developer
  • Web applications developer
  • Applications engineer
  • Front end developer
  • Applications developer

Employment settings to explore

  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Information technology consulting firm
  • Health care organization
  • Advertising or Marketing agency
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Web development company
  • Software development company
  • Corporation
  • Nonprofit organization

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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