Software Engineering, minor

Program Overview

Are you fascinated by the intricacies and abilities of software? Do you enjoy the challenge of identifying and solving technological problems? If so, you should consider a minor in software engineering. With a minor in software engineering, you’ll take classes in programming, data structures, and operating systems, as well as receive exposure to the quality assurance and project management competencies so often requested by software engineering companies.

A minor in software engineering is a great supplement to a major in a related field, such as mathematics or business. It can provide you with a broader perspective, and ultimately help you in your future studies and career. At PLNU, you can look forward to classes where you'll receive practical experience while working closely with other students and professors in a highly collaborative environment.

The Department of Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences (MICS) is dedicated to helping you discover your calling and how your academic abilities connect with that call. MICS is committed to maintaining a curriculum that provides you with the tools to be productive, the passion to continue learning, and Christian perspectives that provide a basis for making sound professional decisions.

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For information about the courses required for the Software Engineering, minor program, view the PLNU Catalog. 

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