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.
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|
|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|
ElectivesStudents take three electives, not all from the same discipline (CS/COMM)
|CS 224||Data Visualization||4|
|CS 227||Computer Networks||4|
|CS 343||Systems Analysis & Design||4|
|COMM 246||Digital Imaging for Design||4|
|COMM 248||Intermediate Graphic Design II: Type and Image||4|
|COMM 333||Web II: Responsive Design||4|
|COMM 340||Advanced Design||4|
Senior Seminar (Capstone)
|COMM 344||Senior Seminar: Storytelling||4|
Independent LearningStudents 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.
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