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  • Course Delivery
    residential
  • Total Credits
    122
  • Yearly Tuition
    $36,050
  • Duration
    4 Years

Program Overview

Though students use cutting-edge software development technologies, the software design track of the computer science major focuses on the concepts and principles embodied by those technologies that persist over time.

The emphasis of the software design track at Saint Mary's is on providing students with an education that guides them to be proficient in core programming skills and to be experienced in project-based software development. Students will also acquire critical information technology skills which will lead to the construction of quality software.

Students who earn a degree in the software design track will graduate with data analysis skills from multiple perspectives and technologies and an understanding of the scientific, cultural, and political role that technology plays in our global society.

Career Options

Graduates who possess a degree in the software design track are prepared for careers in the web development, computer programming, and software engineering industries.

Taking Classes

This residential, four-year program is offered on our Winona Campus, with daytime classes and a full student life experience.

Course Information

Concentrating on the skills, technologies and practices necessary to become a successful software designer, this major offers coursework in programming, cybersecurity, computer systems, testing and networks.

For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.

Applicants must submit:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Official high school transcript
  3. Official test scores - ACT, SAT, or Classic Learning tests are accepted.
  4. An essay or brief personal statement. In 250 words or fewer, please tell us about: a significant experience you've had, an accomplishment or risk you have taken, a person who has made a difference in your life, a topic of concern to you, or anything else you think would help us learn more about you. You can also choose to submit a graded paper or write something new!
  5. Letters of recommendation are optional.
  6. If you choose to upload a document, please make sure your file is either a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx), an RTF file, or a PDF file. Any other format (including Google Docs) will not load into your application.
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Key Dates

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $36,050 Per Year

Fees

Room:$5,230
Board:$4,120
Activity fee:$170
Technology fee:$370
Laundry fee:$80

The Saint Mary's Difference

The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.

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