Web Design & Development

You'll critically understand every element of website development — from designing the perfect layout to writing the code behind the scenes — and build innovative, interactive websites.

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Build something beautiful

Web design and development combines classes from the communications and computer science departments. Alongside our experienced faculty, you'll blend theory with practice, building sophisticated websites with modern programming language and solving complex technical issues.

Our students hone their design and technical abilities and go on to successful careers in a wide range of industries.


Recent changes to this program will be updated here by late August. Please feel free to contact Amber Stubbs, Director, Division of Mathematics, Computing and Statistics, at [email protected], if you have any questions.

Required Core Courses

The core classes focus on providing students with a foundation for the other steps in their major.

COMM 121 Visual Communication 4
COMM 210 Introduction to Graphic Design: Principles and Practice 4
CS 112 Introduction to Computer Science 4

Required Courses

COMM 240 Intermediate Graphic Design I: Typography 4
COMM 244 Web I: Design for the World Wide Web 4
CS 221 Database Management Systems 4
CS 321 Web-Centric Programming 4

Electives

Students take three electives, not all from the same discipline (CS/COMM)
CS 224 Data Visualization 4
CS 227 Computer Networks 4
CS 327 Cybersecurity 4
CS 343 Systems Analysis & Design 4
COMM 246 Digital Imaging for Design 4
COMM 248 Intermediate Graphic Design II 4
COMM 333 Web II 4
COMM 340 Advanced Design 4

Senior Seminar (Capstone)

COMM 344 Senior Seminar: Storytelling 4

Independent Learning

Students may choose to take independent studies and internships from either the Communications Department or the Computer Science and Informatics Program. The choice will depend on the nature of the independent study or internship. Students may also opt to take COMM 390, “Studio 5,” for their independent learning requirement.

Required

CS 112 Introduction to Computer Science 4
CS 321 Web-Centric Programming 4
COMM 121 Visual Communication 4
COMM 244 Web I: Design for the World Wide Web 4
COMM 210 Introduction to Graphic Design: Principles and Practice 4
OR
CS 221 Database Management Systems 4

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