Online Software Engineering Degree

This all depends on your own passions and career goals. If you’ve ever thought a software engineering career could be right for you, a bachelor’s degree would be a great place to start. Maybe you’re a military service member whose experience with advanced technology sparked a passion for coding. Perhaps you’ve wondered what it’d be like to build an application that can help connect people with healthcare services in your community.

Ulugbek Miniyarov with the text Ulugbek MiniyarovAs more and more businesses rely on technology for their day-to-day functions, software engineering degree holders are highly sought after across many industries.

Ulugbek Miniyarov ’21 has been working in the industry for over a decade and is now using his degree to take his career to the next level. “I am on the verge of relocating to a different country and [my] degree is the main evidence that I am a great talent in the computer science field.”

Some data suggests that earning a degree could also help position you for higher earning potential. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, median weekly earnings for bachelor’s degree holders were reportedly 39% higher than associate degree holders in 2021.1 In that same period, bachelor’s degree holders had an unemployment rate of just 3.5%, compared to 4.6% for associate degree holders and 8.3% for workers without any college degree.1

Danielle Hoopes smiling with text: Danielle HoopesWith the skills gained in a software engineering degree, you’ll be prepared to develop new programs that solve problems, move business forward and even improve daily life for people around the world.

“Computer science is challenging and ever-changing and it sometimes makes me feel behind the curve. With that said, technology is shaping our world and I can always be proud that I am a part of it,” said Danielle Hoopes ’18, the first female graduate of SNHU’s online computer science degree.

Finally, a degree could also help open doors to powerful connections within the industry. Our alumni network, for example, is comprised of over 100,000 grads around the world. In addition, some of our students have even been able to attend national conferences in person, allowing them to meet their peers along with academics, industry experts and employers from all over the world.

GraceHopperAzitaDadresanBodyJust ask computer science student Azita Dadresan ’19. A month before graduating, she joined 26,000 people – 29 from SNHU – to attend the annual Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, Florida. Ready to advance her career as a software developer, Dadresan spent every opportunity she had at the event’s career fair, and her efforts paid off – she left the conference gaining the interest of 22 companies and accepted a job offer from one of them.

Beyond direct job offers, networking opportunities like these could result in meaningful long-term professional connections. Internal data from LinkedIn, for example, found that 56% of software engineers moved to companies where they knew at least one employee – citing “connectedness” as a major factor in the decision-making process.3