Software Application Development and Human-Computer Interaction

  • College

    College of Professional Advancement

  • Department

    Mathematics, Science, and Informatics

  • Degree

    B.S.

  • Location

    Atlanta, Online

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Acquire in-demand software development skills

The Bachelor of Science in Software Application Development and Human-Computer Interaction teaches students how to develop, create, and modify software applications. The degree program attracts students interested in combining knowledge of human behavior with theory and skills in computer science, programming, and design. Students pursuing the degree at Mercer University learn how to:

  • Apply user experience and user interface (UX/UI) theories and tools to analyze user needs and develop software solutions
  • Use project-based learning to practice how to develop large, multi-faceted projects
  • Modify software applications, create seamless user interfaces, and acquire tools to analyze user needs effectively

Designed for busy and working adults

Mercer’s course formats benefit students as they juggle multiple priorities. The B.S. in Software Application Development and Human-Computer Interaction program admits students in January, March, May, August, and October. There are two eight-week sessions during fall and spring, and one eight-week and one four-week session during summer. Convenient and flexible options are available for class sessions:

  • Online: Complete the B.S. in Software Application Development and Human-Computer Interaction completely online.
  • On Campus: Students take two classes at Mercer’s Atlanta campus, one evening per week.
  • Blended Format: Some classes are offered in a blended combination of online and face-to-face meetings.

Pursue a rewarding career in software development

Analysts predict that employment for software development-related careers will grow 24% by 2026. In an industry where their skills are in high demand, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Software Application Development and Human-Computer Interaction program can work in roles such as:

  • Application Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Human-Computer Interaction Designer
  • IT Analyst
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Software Architect
  • Software Development Engineer
  • Technical Consultant
  • Web Developer

Learn more about our Software Application Development and HCI major

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Meet Our Professors

Highly-qualified faculty guide students in cultivating the skills required for developing, creating, and modifying software applications. Students learn how to combine knowledge of human behavior with computer science, programming, and design.