The Wilmington University undergraduate degree program in Software Design and Development provides students with the technical skills to design and build sophisticated application systems. The latest software design and development approaches are critically important for the success of any commercial enterprise. Students in Wilmington University’s Software Design and Development degree program learn the latest in software development technologies for application systems, achieve a sound understanding of current business practices, and develop capable communications skills. This gives the students the technical skills and the broad education needed to compete for jobs in today’s global marketplace.
Students in the Software Design and Development Program (B.S.) will be able to:
The Accelerated Option with Technology Project Management Graduate Certificate provides students in the Software Design and Development B.S. degree program (SDD) the option of completing their bachelor's degree along with the Graduate Certificate in Technology Project Management. Students selecting this option can complete both their undergraduate degree and graduate certificate by completing 120 credits (105 undergraduate credits and 15 graduate credits). The five graduate courses (15 credits) needed for the Technology Project Management Graduate Certificate would count as five courses (15 credits) towards the undergraduate degree. The 15 credits consist of either 15 free elective credits, or 12 free elective credits and taking IST 7060 instead of ISM 450.
Students selecting this option also receive the benefit of completing five graduate level courses that count towards an M.S. Information Systems Technologies (MS-IST) - Technology Project Management degree. Students selecting this option are not required to pursue the MS-IST degree or Graduate Certificate in Technology Project Management.
Admission requirements include:
Students will not be eligible to register for graduate level courses until they have successfully completed at least 60 credits towards their SDD degree and have an approve AOI form.
Note: Students must receive their B.S. degree in order to receive the Technology Project Management Graduate Certificate.
COM 250 Technical Writing
CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving
ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics
ENG 121 English Composition I
ENG 122 English Composition II
ENG 131 Public Speaking
HUM 360 Human World Views: 3500 BCE – 1650 CE
HUM 361 Human World Views: 1650 CE - present
MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
POL 300 American Politics
HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SCI 321 Technology in the Sciences
BBM 201 Principles of Management
BBM 301 Organizational Behavior
BBM 320 Business Communications
BBM 347 Interpersonal Skills and Professionalism in the Workplace
MAT 312 Business Statistics
MIS 320 Management Information Systems
PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals
ISM 420 Data Modeling and Warehousing
ISM 450 Project Management and Practice
SDD 100 Basic Web Design & Development
SDD 305 Basic Applications Development
SDD 306 Intermediate Applications Development
SDD 315 Foundations of Object-Oriented Programming
SDD 320 Advanced Applications Development
SDD 325 Java Programming I
SDD 310 Microsoft .NET I
SDD 335 Java Programming II
SDD 311 Microsoft .NET II
SDD 370 User Centered Design
SDD 345 Database Foundations
SDD 400 Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
SDD 487 SDD Senior Project
SDD 490 Software Design and Development Internship
SEC 235 Networks and Telecommunications
The certificate requires 15 graduate credits. Students will complete IST 7060 and four of the seven IPM courses listed. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to earn the certificate.
IST 7060 Project and Change Management
IPM 6000 IT/IS Project Scope Development and Management
IPM 6010 IT/IS Project Scheduling
IPM 6020 IT/IS Project Budgeting
IPM 6030 IT/IS Project Risk Management
IPM 6040 IT/IS Project Quality Management
IPM 6050 Agile Project Management
IPM 6090 Special Topics in IT/IS Project Management
The co-op option is an alternative to the SDD 315 - Foundations of Object Oriented Programming course and the SDD internship: SDD 490. Each co-op assignment is one semester long and normally the two co-op assignments span two consecutive semesters with the same employer. In order to be eligible, students must first have completed SDD 306 - Intermediate Application Development and have at least 60 credits, plus a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students must inform the Director of the CAP/Co-op program and the SDD Program Chair one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment.
For additional information on the CAP/Co-op program option, please see the website:
SDD315 may be completed as a Co-op. Students must notify the Office of Cooperative Education at least one semester in advance.
All students interested in this degree must have completed the following prerequisites or their equivalents:
SDD 100 Basic to Intermediate Web Design
MAT 205 Introductory survey of Mathematics
ENG 122 English Composition II
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2018 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.