Programming and software development prepares students with a strong foundation of software and database design. The degree features the most popular programming languages and relates them to business and Web applications. As uses for computers continues to grow, there will be a resulting need for new applications, software and technology.
UToledo's programming and software development students work with current technology and computer equipment typical of that used by most employers in a hands-on environment. The state-of-the-art computer facilities provide students with all the tools they need to succeed in the real world.
The job market for computer professionals has been solid and will continue to grow. Programming and software development graduates are prepared for careers in the computer industry as programmers, software developers, data managers and information system designers. They typically work for large corporate information systems departments, database providers, software companies or self-employed contractors.
This degree can be completed 100% online, in addition to the traditional classroom setting. Minimum computer skills are advised for online distance-learning courses, such as Internet navigation, e-mail and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.