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Mobile Application
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Bachelor of Science in Digital Technology & Design Degree Program

Excel in mobile technology with an online Bachelor of Science in Digital Technology and Design – Mobile App Development from Arkansas State University. Gain vital skills in coding and design for success in the mobile industry. Learn from experienced A-State instructors, explore effective design principles, and understand cultural influences on attitudes and behavior.
Dive into Swift programming, Xcode app building, UX/UI integration, and rapid prototyping, culminating in a market-ready iOS mobile app. Showcase your capabilities with a portfolio website. Launch your career with A-State’s comprehensive program.

Concentration & Major Courses

Credit Hours: 3
Foundations in coding using Swift language. Practical application of the tools, techniques, and concepts needed to build a basic iOS app.

Credit Hours: 3
This course reviews the foundations in coding fundamentals using Kotlin coding language. Practical application of the tools, techniques and concepts needed to build a basic Android app are also taught.

Credit Hours: 3
Intermediate Swift coding using industry best practices to build the mindset of an app developer.
Prerequisite, DIGI 2003.

Credit Hours: 3
Application of Swift coding concepts to design and build a basic iOS app.
Prerequisite, DIGI 3003.

Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn basic computer skills that can be used immediately, throughout college and beyond. Emphasis is on learning basic office applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation graphics.

Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to Windows programming using Microsoft Visual Studio or a similar integrated development environment. Students learn to write programs using an object oriented programming language and incorporating sequence, selection, and repetition structures.
Prerequisite, ISBA 1503. Fall.

Credit Hours: 3
Instruction and practice in the writing of poetry, fiction, and drama. May be repeated with change of literary category.

Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to design literacy, color theory, typography, composition, and digital design software.

Credit Hours: 3
Course features app design concepts, prototyping app interfaces and user testing.

Credit Hours: 3
The internship features supervised work in a professional graphic design setting. May be repeated for credit.

Credit Hours: 3
This is an advanced project-based course for creating applications for Android and IOS devices. Students use their knowledge from previous courses to develop fully publishable applications within small teams. (students take twice)

Credit Hours: 3
Course focuses on the creative workflow of iOS app development.

Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on issues of how human culture impacts the individuals behavior, attitudes, and mental health.

Total Credit Hours: 120

Admissions Requirement


10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Transcripts with a GPA of 2.3/4.0.


High School Certificate with a percentage no less than 77-79%.

Proof of English Proficiency (5.5 IELTS or 61 TOEFL).

Career Paths

Graduates of the bachelor of science digital technology & design in concentration to mobile application development program will be prepared for the following roles:

Mobile Applications Developer

Responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining software applications for mobile devices. Their role involves various tasks throughout the app development lifecycle.

Software Developer

A professional responsible for designing, coding, testing, and maintaining software applications. This role is integral to the software development lifecycle, and developers work across various stages to create functional and efficient software solutions.

Mobile App Tester/QA Engineer

Responsible for ensuring the quality, functionality, and usability of mobile applications before they are released to users. Their role is crucial in identifying and fixing issues to deliver a smooth and error-free user experience.

iOS Developer

A software developer who specializes in creating applications for Apple's iOS operating system, which is used on devices such as iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch. These developers use programming languages such as Swift and Objective-C to design, code, and maintain iOS applications.

Admission Process

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Application

Complete the enrollment/application form 

2
Interview

Receive a call for an interview with our admissions team

3
Results

Our Admission Committee will inform the final decision

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