Software Development

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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.


  • 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.

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.

Required Courses (18 Units)

CSSE 112Survey of Computer Science3
CSSE 220Object-Oriented Programming3
CSSE 240Data Structures & Algorithms3
CSSE 350Software Engineering3
CSSE 370Internet Programming3
CSSE 380Database Systems and Programming3

Select one of the following

BUS 482Seminar in Business Strategy3
BUS 496Business Internship (Fall Only)3