Western Governors University

4001 East 700 South, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Program Details

The B.S. in Software Development is designed to meet the growing need for developers of mobile and data-centric applications while preparing experienced information technology professionals for successful careers as software designers and developers.
 
This challenging software application development degree program incorporates several industry-recognized certifications, including the Oracle Certified Professional and Java SE 7 Programmer—at no additional cost—giving you a competitive advantage in today’s job market.

Western Governors University is:

  • Challenging—The ideal student is a motivated self-starter who can commit at least 15 to 20 hours per week to their studies.
  • Accredited—Western Governors University is regionally accredited.
  • Affordable and Nonprofit—Tuition is less than half the cost of other reputable online universities. Your tuition goes toward your education, not to shareholders.
  • Competency Based—An innovative learning model, designed for adult learners like you, that measures learning, not time spent in class.
  • Respected—Your degree coursework is relevant and up-to-date because it’s designed and developed in collaboration with industry experts.
  • Flexible and Online—With no set class times, you can log in and learn anytime, anywhere.

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Bachelor
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
      8
    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Term
    • In State Rate:
      $2,890.00
    • Out of State Rate:
      $2,890.00
    • Additional Fees :
      $1,160.00
    • Fees Overview :

      Resource Fee (per 6-month term): $145

    • Estimated Degree Cost - In State:
      $24,280.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
      $24,280.00
    • International Students Accepted:
      No
    • Accelerated Degree:
      Yes

    Requirements

    The program requires a total of 122 competency units (CUs), the equivalent to the traditional credit hour.

    To be admitted into this online IT degree, you must:

    • Possess a high school diploma or its equivalent.
    • Demonstrate IT experience through at least one of the following four methods:
      • Have earned an associate’s degree in IT or equivalent (A.S. or A.A.S. acceptable).
      • Have completed the following high-level IT coursework within the last five years:
        • Two or more upper-level Networking courses; OR
        • Two or more upper-level Object-Oriented Programming courses (Java, C#, etc.); OR
        • One or more upper-level Operating Systems course; OR
        • One or more upper-level Information Security and Assurance course.
      • Hold high-level IT certification in network, security, programming, data management, operating systems, or hardware management earned within the last five years.
      • Submit a resume showing three-plus years of IT work experience.

    You may also be required to take and pass the WGU Readiness Assessment — a short, multi-part online admissions test that helps determine the likelihood of success in a WGU program. Applicants who possess a bachelor's degree or one of the IT certifications that WGU recognizes for competency credit will have this requirement waived.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

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