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A Degree in Software Engineering for Military and Veterans

A Degree in Software Engineering is perfect for computer-orientated students with a knack for creating.

What can you do with a Degree in Software Engineering?

With a Degree in Software Engineering graduates will find work in a wide variety of settings including corporate, government, research, and as independent consultants. With a Software Engineering Degree students can choose from any number of jobs including:
  • Software developer
  • Application architect
  • Project manager
  • Network engineer
  • Entrepreneur/business owner

Is a Software Engineering Degree hard?

Heavy on math, engineering, and computer science courses, a Degree in Software Engineering is not hard! Students get a hands-on, real-world education and are well-prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates a much higher than average growth for software engineers and developers with 20% growth over the next decade. This equates to a higher than average median pay with an abundance of job opportunities.

Associate Degree in Software Engineering

With an Associate Degree in Software Engineering, students get hands-on experience with current industry practices. Students develop their knowledge and skill in areas such as:
  • programming for the web
  • database programming
  • analyze and apply algorithms
  • markup language transformation
  • programming for large clusters of processors
With an Associate Degree in Software Engineering students will be well prepared for an entry level career in this ever evolving and growing field.

Jobs with an Associate Degree in Software Engineering:

  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist– Help mechanical engineers design, develop, test, and manufacture machines and other devices. Median Annual Salary: $60,000.
  • Electronic Engineering Technologist-Help engineers design and develop equipment that is powered by electricity or electric current. Median Annual Salary: $64,000.
  • Web Developer– Create and maintain websites. Digital designers develop, create, and test website or interface layout, functions, and navigation for usability. Median Annual Salary: $78,000.

Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering

A Bachelor’s in Software Engineering (also found as a Degree in Software Development) gives students the necessary skills to be successful in the industry including:
  • designing software
  • developing software
  • applying software development processes in the field
  • utilizing software development tools
  • effective leadership as part of a software development team
With software applications of enormous size, complexity, and expense now common across many domains, well-educated and talented software engineers are in high demand!

Jobs with a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering:

Master’s Degree in Software Engineering

A Master’s in Software Engineering will provide students an in-depth education covering the entire software development lifecycle. This includes:A Master’s in Software Engineering is a great opportunity for those seeking to gain supervisory positions and/or attain increased compensation. Additionally, a Master’s is great for those seeking to stay in academia via teaching or research.

Jobs with a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering:

Is a Software Engineering Degree worth it?

A Degree in Software Engineering is worth it! Students can utilize a wide variety of educational entitlements for low to no-cost degree seeking opportunities! Programs such as the MyCAA (for eligible spouses), the GI Bill, and the Yellow Ribbon program are all fantastic opportunities to pursue to maximize students’ learning and earning potential.

GI Bill-approved Schools for Software Engineering Degrees

Ready to start your Degree in Software Engineering? Check out these great programs available at our partner schools:

Loyola University Chicago

Offers a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering and a Master of Science in Software Engineering. Loyola also offers BS/MS dual degree options. Loyola University Chicago is a Yellow Ribbon school.

Kent State University

Offers a Software Development minor for its undergraduate degrees.

Oklahoma State University

Offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science: Software Engineering. Oklahoma State University is a Yellow Ribbon school.

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Offers a Bachelor of Science in Software Development and Information Management. Pennsylvania College of Technology is a Yellow Ribbon School.