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Software Engineering Online

Software Engineering

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Explore the Software Engineering Program

Immerse in game design, virtual reality, software applications - software engineering being one of the fastest growing industries - it touches nearly every aspect of our lives and every sector of our economy. Students have a chance to work directly with some of the most advanced visualization and computer graphics available, not to mention vast career opportunities and open doors to some of the top tech companies in the world.

Software Engineering is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.


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Sarah Monson

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Assistant Dir. of Recruitment
Online Admissions

umcinfo@crk.umn.edu | (218) 281-8569



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    Average starting salary - $63,600 - $80,825
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    30% increase in demand over the next decade
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    Fastest growing career field
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    Software Developer ranked in top 6 careers

Major in the making of you

A few classes you’ll take

With knowledge in the areas of programming, database management, and networking standards, your opportunities for working in your favorite technology industry are at your fingertips. Electives include, but are not limited to: 

  • E-Business
  • Data Warehouse and Mining
  • Gaming and Game Development
  • 3D Simulation Programming
  • Website Development

Add an online minor

Students in this program can also seek a online minor in Information Technology Management or an online minor in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Financial And E-commerce Systems
  • Network-centric Systems
  • Gaming, 3D Modeling & Simulation

Career Paths

Take your knowledge into careers such as database administrator, network systems analyst, and computer software engineer. Many of our interns and graduates land jobs at Amazon, NASA, Thrivent Financial, Microsoft, and Medtronic.


Software Engineering


  • International Student Friendly: Get your University of Minnesota degree staying in your home country. Plus... all students at the University of Minnesota Crookston pay in-state tuition!

  • Access to industry-leading software

  • Prepare yourself to work in one of the fastest growing industries

  • Explore careers in management, data warehousing, game development, and much more

  • A strong and technology-inspired curriculum

  • Learn the necessary skills to succeed in today’s technology-driven society

Are you ready?

We open the door for those who are ready. Ready to change their life, ready to achieve goals, and ready to make a difference in the lives around them. All brought to you in an online, flexible environment. With a University of Minnesota degree that will bring you to soaring new heights. And endless possibilities getting you ready for a career change, to start something new, or to start over -- whatever your reason is, take your next step with UMN Crookston! We're ready, are you?

Meet your future professors

  • Mohammad Hossain

    Assistant Professor
  • Mary Cecil

    Teaching Specialist
  • Silvia Preston

    Teaching Specialist