Loyola University Chicago

Department of Computer Science


B.S. in Software Engineering

This Degree was previously known as Software Development.

If you were enrolled prior to Fall 2013 you may use the curriculum for the old B.S. Software Development Degree, which can be found here.

Major Requirements (48 Credit Hours)

Practicum Capstone

Six (6) credits taken from one or more of COMP 390COMP 391, and COMP 398.  See the details of registering in the links for each course. (See also individual degree requirements, which generally permit three additional units beyond the practicum to be counted as an elective, as long as you take no more than 6 units of 391 and no more than 6 units of 398.) Students are encouraged to complete these credits during junior and senior years to draw on prior experience.


18 credits taken from:

Suggested Ordering of Courses

Year 1

  • Non-major Calculus 1: MATH 131 or 161
  • Discrete Structures: COMP 163
  • Introduction To Object Oriented Programming 170 or Object Oriented Programming with Mathematics: COMP 215
  • Data Structures: COMP 271

 Year 2

  • Intermediate Object-Oriented Development: COMP 313
  • Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing: COMP 317
  • Electives

 Year 3

  • Software Engineering: COMP 330
  • Formal Methods in Software Engineering: COMP 333 or Objects, Frameworks & Patterns: COMP 373
  • Electives

 Year 4

  • Electives
  • Practicum