Mobile Development Degree 100% Online

Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Software Development - Mobile Development Track - 100% Online

Mobile Development Online Degree Program Overview

Mobile app usage is increasing rapidly worldwide, projected to increase nearly sevenfold between 2016 and 2021. With a global mobile population now totaling 3.7 billion unique users that account for 49.7 percent of all page views, apps are essential to almost any marketing strategy. That makes the mobile app development business an exciting career.

Ever thought about becoming a mobile app developer? Not sure you have the time for school? Can’t quit your day job? At ECPI University Online we get it. We offer convenience without compromise in a highly-engaging online learning environment, utilizing advanced simulation software and multiple communications channels to replicate the on-campus experience online. That means you can manage your classes and study around your busy schedule.

What’s more, you can get your degree faster at ECPI University Online. Through our year-round, accelerated schedule, you could earn our Online Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a Software Development Major/Mobile Development Track in as little as 2.5 years.

The Computer and Information Science programs are delivered online or through a campus-based hybrid model.

Program Requirements

One of these two courses: CIS123 or CIS228

One lecture and corresponding lab from the following: PHY120, PHY120L or BIO122, BIO122L
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department section in the ECPI University Course Catalog.

One of these two courses: CIS214, CIS218
One of these two courses: CIS317, CIS319
One of these two courses: CIS480, CIS490
One lecture and corresponding lab from the following: CIS435, CIS435L or CIS436, CIS436L

One of these two courses: CIS214, CIS218
One of these two courses: CIS317, CIS319

Visit the ECPI University Catalog for the most current program information.

Through ECPI's hands-on curriculum, you can learn how to write and maintain source code and become knowledgeable in the planning and structured process involved with software development. You will learn to develop efficient and scalable programs, mobile and web applications, and cloud-based software using languages and technologies such as Java, C#, Python, HTML5/CSS, Android, jQuery, Cloud providers, and MongoDB.

Building upon ECPI's tradition of providing an interactive and "real world" hands-on education, graduates of this program are prepared to:
  • Effectively analyze customer requirements
  • Develop desktop, mobile, web, and cloud applications
  • Integrate with relational databases like Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL, and non-relational databases like MongoDB
  • Design and implement RESTful web services
  • Apply information assurance knowledge to the design of secure applications
  • Use professional software development tools and source code management systems
The online program Software Development major and Web Development track includes instruction in many areas including:
  • Ethical and professional practices
  • Logic and decision processes
  • Problem resolution
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Best practices in software development
Software Development graduates in the Mobile Development track are prepared for entry level positions in a wide spectrum of industries, including:
  • Social Media
  • Education
  • Defense
  • Healthcare
  • Advanced Manufacturing
Job titles for these positions include:
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Cloud Application Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Tester
  • Software Analyst

Students majoring in our online Software Development in the bachelor’s degree in Computer & Information Science program learn how to manage projects, design and write different computer programs, create interesting web pages, use and maintain databases, and install and secure computer networks. Students also learn to provide excellent customer service when assisting customers and clients with technical issues.

Computer and Information Science Outcomes:
  • Use processes, tools, and technologies to support an organization
  • Lead and work as a member of a technical team
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments
  • Identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • Engage in continuous professional development through user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and other channels.
  • Develop and use ethical best practices in the maintenance and security of information and systems
Software Development Major Outcomes:
  • Use cloud computing tools
  • Design and develop secure mobile solutions using object-oriented principles
  • Develop integrated mobile systems solutions to access organizational databases
  • Plan secure mobile solutions with customers