Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Software Engineering, B.S.


A major in applied software engineering requires 61 - 64 credit hours of coursework, depending on placement. Students in applied software engineering begin their study with a basic core of informatics and information technology coursework, then move on to a chain of courses designed to build their software development skills and prepare them to implement user centered full stack applications. The program includes a set of electives from a variety of degrees offered by the School of Computing & Analytics. The major culminates in a team-project capstone course (ASE 485).

The ASE degree differs from a degree in Computer Science in its focus on software engineering and the theory and skills needed to be successful in this field.  While the CS degree is the study of computation, the ASE degree focuses on applying theory and practice for Software Engineering. 

The ASE classes are offered during daytime and in the evening, and in multiple formats (face-to-face, online, and hybrid). This allows students to customize your schedule in a format that works for them and their life.

Special graduation requirements: Students must earn a grade of C- or better in each course that counts as part of a major or minor for all programs offered by the school. 

Four-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures page.

Required Coursework (61-64 hours)


Elective (3 hours)


Any advanced 3-hour course (3xx/4xx) not listed above with an ASE, CIT, CSC, CYS or DSC designator. 

Experiential Learning (0-3 hours)


Take one of the following classes. If the course taken is for 3 credit hours and is one of the ASE courses, it can count for the elective requirement listed above.