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In today’s ever-evolving business world, it’s important to be one-step ahead of the latest technology. With an emphasis in Software Development, you’ll combine an expertise in workplace leadership with the technical skills necessary to succeed in program design, computer & internet programming and project management. With this emphasis, you’ll gain more practical knowledge and the preparation to stand out in the workforce or continue your studies in a graduate program.

Highlights

  • Opportunity to study software development in a technology hub
  • Network with the best computing professionals in the Central Valley
  • Learn by doing with real-world projects embedded in the major
  • Gain the skills needed to thrive in a technology-driven business world

Career opportunities

With this emphasis, you will gain a foundation for a career in computer & internet programming, software engineering and project management. You’ll be able to apply the skills you attain in virtually any field including business, design, education, health, as well as direct technology fields.

Transferring to Fresno Pacific

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Information

Business Administration (AS-T) to Business Administration: Software Development, B.A.

BA courses fulfilled through ADT:

  • All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
  • BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
    • ECON 101    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • ECON 102    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ACCT 220    Principles of Accounting I (4)
    • ACCT 230    Principles of Accounting II (4)
    • BUS-301       Business Writing (0) – Waived
    • BUS-475       Law & the Legal Environment (3) [lower to upper division]
  • This program is offered as daytime traditional

ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.

Course listing

In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University, students must complete at least 120 units. Along with completing all required courses in their selected area of study, general education requirements must be met by all graduates. See the general education summary in the undergraduate academic catalog for more information.

Select programs may not provide enough units for a student to graduate and therefore an emphasis and/or elective courses must be completed alongside the major. Please see below for emphases related to this area of study.

Emphasis Courses (21 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
CSSE 112Survey of Computer Science3
CSSE 112LExploring Computer Science With Projects1
CSSE 220Programming for Solving Problems4
CSSE 240Data Structures and Algorithms4
CSSE 350Software Engineering3
CSSE 370Internet Programming3
CSSE 380Database Systems and Programming3

Capstone Courses (5-7 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
BUS 482Seminar in Business Strategy4
BUS 485Internship1 - 3

Three-Year Degree Option

This academic program is available as a three-year bachelor's degree or as a standard four-year bachelor’s degree. View more information about the three-year option.

Sample Curriculum Map

Below is a sample curriculum map for this program. This map serves as an example of how courses are set up to ensure completion of the degree in three years. The course listing is based on a sample year and follows a fall, spring and summer academic year. Some courses are only offered on odd or even years. An advisor will work with you to create a curriculum map that is unique to you.

Year 1

Fall

CodeTitleUnits
CP 152Freshman Seminar0
BIB 100Jesus and the Christian Community3
ECON 101
ECON 102
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
COM 110 or
COM 120
Written Communication or
Oral Communication
3
MATH 205Introductory Statistics3
MATH 206LIntroductory Statistics Lab1
 Humanities3
 Total units17

Spring

CodeTitleUnits
MATH 125Finite Mathematics3
BIOL 100Principles of Biology4
BIOL 100LPrinciples of Biology Lab0
ECON 101
ECON 102
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
COM 110 or
COM 120
Written Communication or
Oral Communication
3
 Foreign Language3
CP 152College Transitions and Success1
 Total units17

Summer

CodeTitleUnits
HIST 120Ancient Civilizations4
 Biblical Literature3
KIN 120Concepts of Wellness3
 Total units10
Year 2

Fall

CodeTitleUnits
ACCT 220Principles of Accounting I4
 Social Science I3
MKT 300Principles of Marketing3
MGT 350Organizational Theory3
INTB 370International Business3
 Total units16

Spring

CodeTitleUnits
ACCT 230Principles of Accounting II4
 Natural Science 24
BUS 365Business Ethics3
 Major 13
 Major 23
 Total units17

Summer

CodeTitleUnits
HIST 140Modern Civilizations4
HIST 130Medieval and Early Modern Civilizations4
HUMN 2 3
BUS 485Internship1-3
 Total units12-14
Year 3

Fall

CodeTitleUnits
MIN 357Christian  Leadership and Administration4
BUS 480Strategic Management3
BUS 430Business Information Systems3
FIN 450Financial Management3
 Major 33
 Major 43
 Total units19

Spring

CodeTitleUnits
BUS 321Personal Finance3
BUS 482Seminar in Business Strategy4
BUS 475Law and the Business Environment3
 Major 53
 Major 63
 Total units16

Total Units: 120

Program director

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Ranjan George, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Business, Program Director, Business B.A.