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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) Degree with a Concentration in Software Analysis and Development

Online Software Development Degree

Software development can offer IT professionals both creative and analytical challenges. In our online Software Development Degree program, you can explore how to write, test, debug and analyze software applications while also covering the fundamentals of information technology and industry-standard development processes.

Next Start Date:
June 15, 2022
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Online, Atlanta, Houston
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Online Software Development Degree Program Details

Online Software Analysis and Development Program Outline

The Online Software Analysis and Development Degree is designed to provide students with the opportunity to work to develop important knowledge and practical experience in software development, current platforms, industry best practices, analysis and software testing. In this specialized curriculum, you will examine the architectures for integrating systems, XML Web services and middleware, network programming, message and queuing services, and low-level data communications.

Online Software Analysis and Development courses can help you 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

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Software Analysis & Development Degree Courses

Degree Requirements


General Education
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
MATH133 College Algebra 4.5
UNIV103 Academic and Professional Success 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV109 Interpersonal Communication 4.5
Humanities (2 Courses) 9
Natural Sciences (2 Courses) 9
Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses) 9
Total Credit Hours: 58.5
ITCO101 Discovering Information Technology 4.5
ITCO103 Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware 4.5
ITCO105 Information Technology and Society 4.5
ITCO107 Developing Professional Communications 4.5
ITCO211 Introduction to Operating Systems 4.5
ITCO221 Fundamentals of Programming and Logic 4.5
ITCO231 Introduction to Databases 4.5
ITCO251 Network Infrastructure Basics 4.5
ITCO299 Comprehensive IT Project 4.5
ITCO361 Information Technology Security 4.5
ITCO385 Introduction to Mobile Technologies and Internet of Things 4.5
ITCO391 Human/Computer Interfaces and Interactions 4.5
ITCO498 Program Capstone for IT 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 58.5
A combination of any 3 undergraduate Information Technology courses 0
and 0
A combination of any 7 undergraduate General Elective courses 0
Total Credit Hours: 45

Prerequisites must be met for selected electives.

Students enrolled in the general Information Technology track will select a total of 10 undergraduate General Elective courses, in lieu of a combination of General Elective and Information Technology Elective courses.

General Information Technology Track

In lieu of a Concentration, this generalist track allows students to select a combination of Information Technology Electives from any of the Concentrations below. Please contact your advisor to select or change your Electives, or to determine course eligibility.

Select 4 Information Technology Electives 0
Total Credit Hours: 18

Prerequisites must be met for selected electives.

Software Analysis and Development
ITSD322 Object Oriented Application Development I 4.5
ITSD325 E-commerce Development 4.5
ITSD326 Data Structures and Algorithms 4.5
ITSD429 Distributed Systems Design and Development 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 18

Total Credit Hours : 180

This program includes a series of courses that correlate to the respective content and competencies of the A+, Network+, and Security+ certification exams offered by CompTIA¹ and the Certified Ethical Hacker certification exam offered by EC-Council¹. These credentials can serve as independent validation of the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the fields of information technology (IT) computer user support, IT security, and networking.


CompTIA A+ Certification1 CompTIA Network+ Certification1 CompTIA Security+ Certification1 EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker1
ITCO 103 Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware ITCO 251 Network Infrastructure Basics ITCO 361 Information Technology Security ITAS 367 Principles and Methods in Cryptographic Security
ITCO 211 Introduction to Operating Systems ITNA 353 Routing and Switching ITAS 362 Introduction to Information Assurance and Information Security ITAS 465 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
ITNA 355 Advanced Routing and Switching ITAS 363 Telecommunications and Network Infrastructure Security
ITNA 357 Network Security Management


AIU B.S.I.T. students will be eligible to receive a discounted rate for the CompTIA examination fee² once all of the respective courses above have been successfully completed in residence with the universityᶟ.

For more information on the A+, Network+, or Security+ certifications, including exam objectives, sample questions, and certification information, please visit

For more information on the Certified Ethical Hacker certification, including information about the exam, course outlines, and requirements, please visit

¹American InterContinental University does not prepare students to take the exam necessary to receive the A+, Network+, Security+, or Certified Ethical Hacker credential. AIU cannot guarantee that students or graduates of this program will be eligible to take third party certification examinations. Certification requirements for taking and passing these exams are controlled by outside entities and are subject to change without notice to AIU.

²Students must contact the office of the Registrar in order to receive the promo code for the discounted exam rate.

ᶟIn order to receive the discounted CompTIA exam rate, the listed courses must be completed in residence at American InterContinental University.

Software Analysis and Development Degree Classes Overview

This real-world concentration offers the opportunity for in-depth study, with more than half of your courses in your area of interest. It is designed to help you develop a focused knowledge base common to IT professionals in the field of software analysis and development.

For an Online Software Analysis and Development Degree, your classes may include:

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 Software Development, Software Testing Metrics and Models, and Software Test Document.

E-commerce Development

This course focuses on web-based commerce. The course covers business solutions to use electronic commerce in a variety of ways. Topics covered include tools for e-commerce, security, payments, marketing, legal and ethical considerations.

System Analysis and Design

This course focuses on software development life cycle, and covers methodologies and tools used in software planning, analysis, and design.

Object Oriented Application Development I

This course introduces the application development methodology using contemporary, industry-grade development environments. Students will study how to use programming techniques such as Try Catch blocks, If blocks, looping and arrays, etc. Furthermore students will also examine debugging, printing, message Boxes etc.

Software Development for Mobile Devices

This course teaches methodologies and skills used to develop software for mobile devices. Topics covered include user interface design for small screens, data synchronization, memory management, and principles of good design for mobile computing.

Distributed Systems Design and Development

This course covers how to implement an N-Tiered architecture and deploy a tiered software application using distributed system technology.

Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics in IT

In this course, students will examine the essential mathematics and logic skills required in Information Technology areas such as networking, systems administration, security, programming, database management, and computer hardware. Students will work to develop their mathematical ability to prepare for the challenges they are likely to encounter as an IT professional. Students in this course will study discrete mathematics and statistics necessary for application development and systems analysis. Students will also examine how to apply statistical techniques to improve the performance of IT systems. Real-world scenarios and problems from the IT industry are included throughout this course.

Human/Computer Interfaces and Interactions

The course examines human factors and performance in relation to technology applications, components of technology, and methods and techniques used in the design and evaluation of system and application interfaces.

Comprehensive IT Project

In this lower division capstone course, students will examine IT project management and systems architecture. Topics covered include project management concepts of time, scope, and costs, as well as systems architecture, sourcing, acquisition, development, and deployment processes.

Object Oriented Application Development II

In this course, students will examine the implementation of graphical user interface in application development, event-handling methods, event propagation, and exception handling.

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. Students will explore the specification, usage, implementation and analysis of basic data structures and algorithms.

Program Capstone for IT

This course offers students the opportunity to demonstrate their level of understanding regarding the application of information technology concepts, technologies, and methodologies. Students are expected to employ their knowledge about hardware, systems, applications, and security management.

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