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Brookfield Campus

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60604-1413, 800-621-7440, www.ncahlc.org). This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: All programs at the Brookfield Campus of Herzing University are approved by the State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board (P.O. Box 8696, Madison, Wisconsin, 53708-8696, 608 266-1996, www.eab.state.wi.us).
  3. Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Brookfield/Kenosha Campuses is approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing (1400 East Washington Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin, 53703, 608-266-2112, www.dsps.wi.gov/). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Brookfield/Kenosha Campuses is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036-1120, 202-887-6791, www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).  
  4. Health Information Management: The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and the Associate of Science in Health Information Management programs offered online by Herzing University are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM, 233 North Michigan Avenue, 31st Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60601-5800, 312-233-1100, www.cahiim.org). Students enrolling through this campus must take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Both exams are offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  5. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Brookfield Campus are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). The programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for these online programs. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  6. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all of the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  7. Business Programs: Herzing University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas, 913-631-3009, www.iacbe.org). Herzing University has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education and is eligible to undergo an accreditation review of its business programs. Candidate status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
  8. Other Programs: No other programs at this campus have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

The Herzing University Bachelor of Science in Software Development degree program is designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the field of software engineering in a variety of entry-level positions. Graduates of this program will also gain the subject knowledge required to pursue post-graduate study in software engineering and related subjects.

The Associate of Science in Software Development can be used as a precursor to the Bachelor's for students who would like to learn more about the field of software engineering before choosing it as their career path.

Software Development Info Chart

Program availability varies by location.

ProgramCreditsMonths
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Software Development6120
Bachelor of Science in Software Development With no Minor or Concentration12136
Bachelor of Science in Software Development With a Concentration in Computer Programming12136
Bachelor of Science in Software Development With a Concentration in Mobile Application Development12236
*Average number of months for students to complete program

Associate of Science in Software Development

The Associate of Science in Software Development online program incorporates the fundamentals of programming, networking, troubleshooting, internet application and databases with the general education courses required for an Associate level degree. Graduates of this degree may roll their credits into either the Software Development or Technology Management bachelor programs. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Software Development with No Declared Minor or Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in Software Development online degree program is designed for those students wishing to pursue the programming or coding side of computers. Students in this program will be taught how to understand, analyze, test and design the software and systems responsible for the base functionalities of computers. Software engineers design innovative software for businesses and clients, and typically specialize in computer applications software or computer systems software. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Software Development with a Concentration in Computer Programming

The Bachelor of Science in Software Development With a Concentration in Computer Programming employs an integrated and coherent approach that prepares students with the necessary academic knowledge and technical competencies required for a range of positions. The curriculum is focused on designing, implementing, or supporting computer application solutions to problems in industries such as business, homeland security, and health information management. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Software Development with a Concentration in Mobile Application Development

Available only at the Madison campus.

Herzing University’s Bachelor of Science in Software Development with a concentration in Mobile Application Development prepares students for a range of positions in nearly every field imaginable, including technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety, among others.

The coursework is designed to spark imaginations and help students develop the skills and aptitude needed in the design and implementation of mobile apps. Application development will target Android phones and tablets, iPhones and iPads, and Windows phones and tablets.

Potential job position titles include computer software developer or engineer, mobile systems analyst, mobile application developer, mobile developer, web application developer, mobile platform developer, mobile systems analyst, and more. Download Program Course Sheet

In addition to earning a degree, you will have the opportunity to prepare for these important industry credentials during your program!

  • JAVA Programming
  • Sun Certified JAVA Associate (SCJA)
  • Oracle Database Fundamentals
  • CIW Web Foundations Associate

Virtualization is also studied. Through choice of electives, you may also have the foundation for taking other certifications, including CompTIA and Microsoft.



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