The Program Development/Software Development Bachelor's Degree specialization at Eastern Florida State College prepares students for entry-level positions involving general computer software applications.
Potential career positions include Software Developer, Computer Support Specialist, Database Administrator and Web Developer. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of data structures and modern programming languages, and demonstrate the ability to design and write quality computer programs that are well organized and documented.
Designed with the working student in mind, classes are offered in flexible formats to include day, evening, online and blended courses that are part classroom and part online. The degree is also Financial Aid eligible. Students are admitted to the program in the Spring, Summer and Fall Terms following the general Bachelor's Degree online application process.
Completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or better is required for graduation from the Program Development/Software Development BAS track. It's recommended that students complete them within the first 30 hours of their Bachelor program:
MAC 1311 - Calculus 1
PHY 2048 - General Physics 1
COP 2334 - C++ Programming or other suitable Programming Course
Students with an A.S degree may have taken these courses, but if not they will be required and an advisor can help with course planning.
Students entering the Program Development/Software Development BAS specialization with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be required to take additional math and science courses (see the course list above), plus technical elective credit hours which should be selected in collaboration with an advisor. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree does not meet the minimum eligibility requirement for entry into this program. AAS degree holders who intend to transfer into the BAS program should consult with an academic advisor to review coursework and determine the best transfer options.