Bachelor’s in Software Development

About our Program

Prepare for an exciting career in tech with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Development.

Affordable tuition, instructors who care, access to tech industry mentors, and project-based learning make our applied bachelor’s program a popular destination for computing majors throughout the Seattle-Tacoma region. This degree prepares graduates for high-demand jobs such as software developer, web developer, software developer in test, and quality assurance (QA) analyst.

  • Hands-on experience working with the latest technologies.
  • Small class sizes and dedicated faculty who care about your success.
  • Daytime TTh classes offered at Green River's conveniently located Auburn Center campus.
  • Career events and career preparation services.
  • Financial Aid, scholarships and even a part-time job on campus, to those who qualify.
  • Fall and Winter program starts available.

According to the Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, the demand for software developers is projected to grow by 17% through 2024 with median pay of $100,690.  To get started on your journey towards a new and exciting career, complete a short Request Info form or contact our team at

Cost of Attendance

Lower tuition and a condensed program deliver big savings. Already have an associate degree? Earn your BAS degree in as little as 18 months - three classes per term for six terms.

Transfer your credits from another school or complete the associate degree at GRC to meet the BAS program entry requirements. 

Choose when you want to start:  fall, winter, spring, or summer. 

$2647 per term -estimated cost to attend the BAS program full-time for Washington state residents. Does not include books and class fees.

See the Tuition and Fees page for details.

You may be eligible for financial assistance. Apply for Financial Aid here.


InstitutionCost per 15-17 credits
Green River - Bachelor Degree  $2647
Evergreen State College  $2900
Western Washington University  $4420
University of Washington  $4080


Employment Outlook

Information on Careers and Earnings

Potential Occupations: Software Developer, Software Engineer, Systems Engineer

Potential Earnings: $43.87 to $54.86 an hour

Degree Information


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Graduate Program Partnerships

Looking to earn your master’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology after completing your bachelor’s degree? The following universities partner with Green River's BAS in Software Development to provide master’s degree opportunities for our graduates.

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