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Software Development and Security, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #67 (WUR) Online
Enhance your programming skill set with a bachelor's degree in Software Development and Security. The Bachelor of Science in software development and security from University of Maryland University College is designed to teach you in-demand programming languages and the best practices in software development in today's workplace.
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Your Software Development and Security degree at University of Maryland University College can prepare you to pursue technical and leadership roles in diverse and challenging application development and security settings, including high-demand positions such as software development and security analyst, software development and security manager, application and software architect, information security officer, intrusion analyst, penetration tester, programmer, software engineer, security and code auditor, or system architect.

Your software development degree courses will focus on developing your skills using multiple programming languages and relational databases while maintaining component security using industry and government best practices. You'll learn to design, develop, and test secure software applications, conduct software penetration testing, and provide recommendations for reducing computer security risks.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to:

  • Work individually or in a team to design, develop, implement, and test secure software using leading industry practices and standards to meet user requirements
  • Plan, manage, document, and communicate all phases of a secure software development project as part of a software development team
  • Use appropriate tools to assess and analyze existing applications for weaknesses and vulnerabilities and implement techniques for mitigating security threats and risks
  • Identify and respond to threats and attacks to minimize risk and protect privacy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Introductory Programming
  • Intermediate Programming
  • Relational Database Concepts and Applications
  • Building Secure Web Applications
  • Detecting Software Vulnerabilities
  • Database Security
  • Secure Software Engineering
  • Secure Programming in the Cloud
  • Mitigating Software Vulnerabilities
  • Penetration Testing
  • Current Trends and Projects in Computer Science

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Secondary education (high school graduation): If you have earned fewer than 24 transferable credits at a U.S. college or university, you must verify your completion of the equivalent of a U.S. secondary education by doing one of the following:

  • Requesting an evaluation from an approved international credit evaluation service
  • Providing official transcripts showing completion of the U.S. General Education Development, known as the GED, exam with a passing score

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    499 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 499 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    300 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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