The Program in Depth

The Software Analysis and Development specialization is designed to provide students with important knowledge and practical experience in software development, current platforms, industry best practices, analysis and software testing.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Summarize details of essential computer concepts.
  • Use an operating system interface to access, add, troubleshoot and configure hardware and manage files.
  • Implement a relational database management system utilizing the concepts of database design and data modeling.
  • Design and develop business applications using programming languages, tools and software development methodologies.
  • Understand and master the different technical elements and terms regularly used by software industry professionals
  • Examine current industry practices and challenges to analyze areas of new innovation or need
  • Engage in industry-modeled software analysis and development projects, allowing students to assume the roles of current industry experts and put their knowledge to practice
  • Create and adapt software system prototypes
  • Diagnose and remedy problems in existing software systems

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of your program courses will be focused on this specialization than at other similar schools. For a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree with a specialization in Software Development and Analysis, your classes can include:

  • Data Structures and Implementation

    This course will introduce students to basic data structures and algorithms which are to be used as tools in designing solutions to real-life problems...

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  • Software Requirements

    In this course, students will learn principles tools and techniques for requirements elicitation, analysis, and specification. Students will explore a...

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  • Software Quality Control and Testing

    In this course, students will examine a variety of programming techniques and technologies to ensure software quality, such as Quality Tools in Softwa...

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Course content subject to change

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What do employers say about AIU graduates?

4 out of 5

employers of AIU graduates say AIU graduates show leadership skills.1

9 out of 10

employers feel AIU graduates are strong problem solvers.1

4 out of 5

employers of AIU graduates say they are likely to hire another AIU business graduate.1

Still not sure which specialization is right for you?

If you want to enhance your business management and leadership skills consider these specializations:

1. 2013 AIU Employer Experience Research. Conducted by Breakthrough Insights, Naperville, IL

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