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Online Bachelor's Degree

Software Development & Security

Software Development and Security
Bachelor of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $250 per credit
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Enhance your programming skill set with a bachelor's degree in software development and security.

The Bachelor of Science in software development and security at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to teach you programming languages and best practices in software development that are in demand today in the workplace. Take courses in introductory, intermediate, and cloud programming; build secure applications in Python; and put your skills to the test in a capstone course in which you will research, plan, conduct, and complete collaborative projects in compliance with tight deadlines.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33 Credits

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 141)
  • (3 Credits, CMIS 242)
  • (3 Credits, CMIS 320)
  • SDEV 300
  • SDEV 325
  • SDEV 350
  • SDEV 360
  • (3 Credits, SDEV 400)
  • SDEV 425
  • (3 Credits, SDEV 460)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 495)

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2
(3 Credits, PACE 111T)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
4
(3 Credits, CMIS 102)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6
(3 Credits, CMIS 141)
Major
7
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
General Education: Communication
8
(3 Credits, MATH 107)
General Education: Math
9
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
10
(3 Credits, CMIS 242)
Major
11
(3 Credits, HIST 125)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
12
(4 Credits, BIOL 103)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13
(3 Credits, BEHS 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Major
14
(3 Credits, ARTH 334)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
16
(3 Credits, ECON 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17
(3 Credits, CMIS 320)
Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 SDEV 300 Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 SDEV 325 Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 SDEV 250 Major
24
(3 Credits, WRTG 393)
General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 SDEV 360 Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29
(3 Credits, SDEV 400)
Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 SDEV 425 Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35
(3 Credits, SDEV 460)
Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40
(3 Credits, CMSC 495)
Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you for technical and leadership roles in diverse application development and security settings, including high-demand areas such as security analysis, security management, application and software architecture, information security, intrusion analysis, penetration testing, programming, engineering, security and code auditing, and system architecture.

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Student Organizations

Computing Club

The Computing Club provides a dynamic environment where members can work collaboratively, share innovative ideas, enhance their career-readiness, and gain marketable experience in their respective fields. It is available to graduate or undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff members. Students and alumni can join the Computing Club group on CareerQuest.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computing & Technology Disciplines)

Upsilon Pi Epsilon encourages the enhancement of knowledge in the computing and information science fields. Membership is by invitation only. It is available to undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate membership is open to students majoring in one of the computing disciplines who have completed at least 45 credit hours towards their degree, including 30 or more credits at UMGC (in graded coursework) and at least 15 credits from information technology and computer science courses. Undergraduate students need to have a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher and a GPA of 3.5 or higher in all coursework taken from the information technology and computer science courses. Graduate student membership is open to students pursuing a master's degree in cybersecurity management and policy, cybersecurity technology, data analytics, or digital forensics and cyber investigation; a master's degree in information technology with a specialization in database systems technology, informatics, information assurance, software engineering, or telecommunications management; or a legacy master's degree in cybersecurity. Graduate students must have completed at least 18 resident credits towards their degree at UMGC, with a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher. For more information, please email upe@umgc.edu.

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