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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Information Technology-Software Development, BAS

180 Credits

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology-Software Development is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of software development positions, such as software developer, software tester, systems analyst, quality assurance analyst, mobile application developer, and web developer.

Students typically begin their studies in this program at third-year (junior) standing, with credits earned during their first and second year applying towards the total 180 credits.

For more information about this degree, please visit www.greenriver.edu/software or contact a Software Development program advisor at software@greenriver.edu.

Program Website: Bachelor’s in Software Development | https://www.greenriver.edu/students/academics/degrees-programs/bachelor-of-applied-science/bachelors-in-software-development/

Laptop Requirement:

The BAS Software Development curriculum engages students in a hands-on learning environment to reflect modern software development practices, requiring students to collaborate in team-based workspaces with access to wireless technology. As a result, all incoming students are required to have a wireless laptop computer.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Completion of an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Students must attain a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  1. Develop stable, robust, secure, and efficient code following best practices in database design and software construction.
  2. Communicate with technical and non-technical project stakeholders, and within project teams.
  3. Apply Agile practices such as maintaining a product backlog, planning sprints, participating in sprint reviews and retrospectives.
  4. Perform software quality assurance activities throughout the entire software lifecycle.
  5. Write technical documentation to support software lifecycle activities.

Entry Requirements

Students must complete and submit an entry application and be accepted into the program before registering for any upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.

New students are admitted twice a year in fall and winter. To inquire about admission to the program, visit www.greenriver.edu/software and complete the form to request information.

The admissions requirements are:

  • Completion of an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • A grade of 2.5 or higher in an intermediate-level Java programming course (such as SDEV 220 - Elementary Data Structures  or equivalent) or a waiver from the Program Director for entry into the program

Students who have completed some college coursework but do not have an associate degree or higher are encouraged to meet with academic advisor in the Software Development department to develop an educational plan to prepare for entry into the program.

The following courses or their equivalents are critical to your success in the program and contain foundational knowledge upon which upper-division courses in software development build:


General Education Requirements (60 credits)

Communication Skills (15 credits)

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)

Humanities/Fine Arts/English (10 credits)

Ten credits from Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Social Sciences (10 Credits)

Social Science courses - Ten credits of Social Science Distribution  courses.

Natural Sciences (10 credits)

Lab Science course - Five credits of Natural Science Distribution  lab-List A course and Five credits from Natural Science Distribution  List A or List B courses.

General Education Electives (10 credits)

Distribution courses - Ten credits from Humanities/Fine Arts/English , Social Science , or Natural Science  courses.

Core Elective (10 credits)

Ten credits from any of the following courses:

Technical Electives (20 credits)

20 credits of any Computer Science (CS) courses, any Information Technology (IT) courses, any Software Development (SDEV) courses, or any of the following Mathematics courses:

Electives (45 credits)

45 credits from any courses at the 100-level or higher

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