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Web Design and Development Degree 100% Online

Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Software Development - Web Design and Development Track - 100% Online

Web Design and Development Online Degree Program Overview

Most of us spend a lot of time visiting websites. And from experience, we know they vary in quality. Some are little more than online brochures, while others offer an engaging customer experience. It just depends who designed them. The best sites are:

  • Well-Designed
  • Well-Maintained
  • Fast-Loading
  • Easy to Navigate
  • Secure

The professionals that design them possess great skill, and are therefore in great demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of web developers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.*

Have you ever considered becoming a web developer? What if you could do it without ever stepping into a classroom? Just like a well-designed website, a well-developed learning platform can produce an excellent result - if it’s paired with skilled faculty members who understand how to teach online students. That’s why you should consider ECPI University.

At ECPI, we’ve has taken online education to the next level. Our online platform can provide you with an interactive learning environment that closely replicates the on-campus experience. Plus, our accelerated, year-round schedule gives you the opportunity to complete your education much faster. How fast? How about a 100% Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Software Development and a track in Web Design and Development in just 2.5 years?

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Web Developers, at

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The Computer and Information Science programs are delivered online or through a campus-based hybrid model.

Program Description

ECPI University’s Online Software Development major and Web Design and Development program track offers a challenging course of study designed to develop graduates’ knowledge in logical information design, visual creativity, and multimedia communication. ECPI offers a fast-paced, hands-on learning environment which helps students cultivate good communications skills, analytical problem-solving, teamwork, and decision-making skills. Moreover, the Web Design and Development program track can provide graduates with knowledge in a wide spectrum of areas including:

  • Web Page and Web Site Design
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • Web Client and Server Scripting
  • Database Design and Scripting
  • Programming
  • Digital Media Optimized for Web-based Delivery
  • Accessible Web Page Interfaces
  • Interactive, Data-driven Web Pages
Possible Career Track

Online Web Design and Development graduates can be employed in wide range of fields including:

  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • UX Designer

Core Curriculum

28 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
BUS121 Introduction to Business 3
BUS472 Applied Project Management 3
BUS472L Applied Project Management Lab 1
CIS126 Introduction to Programming 3
CIS142 Introduction to Cloud Solutions 3
CIS150 Introduction to Networking 3
CIS206 Linux Administration 3
CIS212 Principles of Cybersecurity 3
CIS223 Introduction to Databases 3
CIS123 Introduction to Scripting 3
CIS228 Service Desk Fundamentals 3

Arts and Sciences*

31 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115 Principles of Communication 3
ENG110 College Composition 3
ENG120 Advanced Composition 3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131 College Algebra 3
MTH140 Statistics 3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220 Positive Psychology 3
PHY120 Physics 3
PHY120L Physics Lab 1
BIO122 Environmental Biology 3
BIO122L Environmental Biology Lab 1
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department section in the ECPI University Course Catalog.

Self Integration

9 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS115 Computer Applications 3
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110 Essentials for Success 3

Software Development Major Required Courses

38 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS121 Logic and Design 3
CIS126L Introduction to Programming Lab 1
CIS213 Javascript 3
CIS224 Server-Side Scripting with PHP 3
CIS226 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming 3
CIS250 Structured Query Language 3
CIS282 Web Interface Design 3
CIS332 Mobile App Development I 3
CIS214 Object-Oriented Programming Using C# 3
CIS215 Object-Oriented Programming Using C++ 3
CIS218 Object-Oriented Programming Using Java 3
CIS317 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using C# 3
CIS319 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using Java 3
CIS420 System Analysis and Design 3
CIS422 Software Engineering 3
CIS480 Software Development Capstone 1
CIS490 Bachelor’s Externship-CIS 1
CIS435 SQL Server 3
CIS435L SQL Server Lab 1
CIS436 Oracle with PL/SQL 3
CIS436L Oracle with PL/SQL Lab 1

Web Development Track

14 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS334 Interface Design I 3
CIS334L Interface Design I Lab 1
CIS360 Web Application Development 3
CIS367 Server-Side Scripting with ASP.NET 3
CIS453 Interface Design II 3
CIS453L Interface Design II Lab 1
Program Outcomes

Students majoring in our Online Software Development in the bachelor’s degree in Computer & Information Science program learn how to manage projects, design and write different computer programs, create interesting web pages, use and maintain databases, and install and secure computer networks. Students also learn to provide excellent customer service when assisting customers and clients with technical issues.

Computer and Information Science Outcomes:

  • Use processes, tools, and technologies to support an organization
  • Lead and work as a member of a technical team
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments
  • Identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • Engage in continuous professional development through user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and other channels.
  • Develop and use ethical best practices in the maintenance and security of information and systems

Software Development Major Outcomes:

  • Use cloud computing tools
  • Design and develop secure mobile solutions using object-oriented principles
  • Develop integrated mobile systems solutions to access organizational databases
  • Plan secure mobile solutions with customers

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