Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development

Switch careers and prepare to enter the software engineering industry. Learn fundamental concepts of computer science and software development in a nine-month, six-course sequence.

  • 100% online (asynchronous) or evening on-campus options
  • Part-time enrollment
  • Designed for working professionals
  • Bridge program to a master’s degree

Courses are created from critical points of a computer science bachelor’s degree core curriculum at a pace and intensity that is reflective of, and appropriate for, a post-baccalaureate student.

Learn essential skills in software engineering

  • Object-oriented programming, data structures and algorithms in C++
  • Design and testing of software systems
  • Systems programming
  • Software engineering life cycle and modeling

Bridge your education into a master’s program

Successful completion of the graduate certificate program provides a pathway for admission into the Master of Science in Computer Science & Software Engineering or Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering.

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