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Software Applications & Systems Development

Since software is used in nearly every industry, there is tremendous flexibility regarding how you choose to apply your skills. For example, you could choose to work in the:

  • Software industry – to develop, maintain and support software products.
  • Retail industry – to work on systems that support point-of-sale, inventory and logistics.
  • Entertainment industry – to work on graphics-based systems.
  • Defense industry – to work on systems that support offensive and/or defensive capabilities.
  • Manufacturing industry – to work on software that is embedded into a product (e.g., cruise control in a car).
  • Pharmaceutical industry – to build software systems that support research into new drugs.

Among the jobs that individuals with a bachelor's degree are equipped to fill are:

  • Software Engineer (a.k.a., Software Developer, Programmer, Applications Programmer, Software Programmer)
  • Systems Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer (a.k.a., Web Programmer)
  • Database Administrator
  • Graphics Programmer
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Operating Systems Programmer (aka Systems Software Developer)
  • Systems Integrator
  • Technical Support Representative
  • Network Programmer
  • Game Developer
  • Maintenance Programmer
  • Technical Writer