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Software Applications and Systems Development, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Syracuse, UT, United States
The Software Applications and Systems Development program at Le Moyne College combines software programming and software design from the computer science (CS) program with business analysis and project planning from the information systems (IS) program. 
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Ask a software engineer about their job and they'll likely mention the cool stuff - developing new apps, discovering defects in code, or designing a new feature into an existing app. 

The programme

What is often not talked about are the activities that lead to the cool stuff - presenting a prototype of a new app, documenting test results, discussing a new feature with a domain expert, or writing a software specification. The Software Applications and Systems Development program at Le Moyne College will help you develop the skills necessary to effectively communicate your ideas to others, to appreciate the diversity of roles needed when developing complex software systems, and to perform the technical work that is more directly associated with applications and systems development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120-126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • SASD program’s strength is in the liberal arts tradition – students receive broad exposure to other disciplines while obtaining a solid foundation in developing software applications and systems. Our program adheres to the latest curriculum guidelines for software engineering. A distinctive feature is a requirement for students to minor in another academic discipline.
  • A significant difference between the SASD and CS programs is in the mathematics requirement. The SASD program requires a student to take either Mathematics for Business Majors (MTH 120) or Brief Calculus (MTH 122) while the CS program requires a student to take Calculus I (MTH 145). A significant difference between the SASD and IS programs is that the SASD program requires a student to earn a minor in any academic discipline, while the IS program requires a student to take the Business core courses (which is similar to earning a minor in business administration).

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

A completed freshman application (fee waived online)

Official high school transcript

Guidance/College Counselor Recommendation Form or three letters of recommendation from clergy, coaches, employers, teachers, etc.

Official SAT or ACT scores, if desired or required (see Freshman Admission Requirements, #2). Non-native English speakers must submit either the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or the IELTS.

Personal statement

International Baccalaureate (IB) credit is accepted by Le Moyne College and reviewed on an individual basis. Credit is determined by the score received on the exam as well as the diploma earned.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34910 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34910 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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