Software Development Option

Computer science students work on a project in their software development class. Two students are sharing a laptop, and two other students are each using a desktop.

Power connective platforms

Contribute to the growth of technology.

Manage software systems to streamline processes in almost any industry.


Why take the software development option?

  • Go beyond the computer screen – Build your computer science expertise while getting a foundation in other content areas. You'll follow the network of technology into science subjects (e.g. biology, geology, etc.) and non-science topics, like communication and management.
  • Synchronize your area of study with a minor – Computer science is useful in many other subject areas, including math, business, cybersecurity, communication and psychology.
  • Make cutting-edge advancements – Step into an evolving field and discover ways to drive progress in technology. At Missouri State, you'll have access to facilities and labs that will prepare you for success.
  • Deploy your knowledge in an optimal setting – Discover the latest technology tools and trends from accomplished faculty. Connect with other computer science enthusiasts in small class sizes.
A student listens to his teacher while working in a computer lab.
Careers and Outcomes
Computer science majors are ranked time and time again among the highest paid college graduates in the country.

Degree options

The software development option within the computer science major can usually be completed in four years (or eight semesters).

Use the four-year plan as a guide for your overall schedule. Review the admission and program requirements for full details on completing your degree.