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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 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/web-developers.htm.

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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
Curriculum

Core Curriculum

28 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS121 Introduction to Business3
BUS472 Applied Project Management3
BUS472L Applied Project Management Lab1
CIS126 Introduction to Programming3
CIS142 Introduction to Cloud Solutions3
CIS150 Introduction to Networking3
CIS206 Linux Administration3
CIS212 Principles of Cybersecurity3
CIS223 Introduction to Databases3
ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES:
CIS123 Introduction to Scripting3
CIS228 Service Desk Fundamentals3

Arts and Sciences*

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone3
COM115 Principles of Communication3
ENG110 College Composition3
ENG120 Advanced Composition3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity3
MTH131 College Algebra3
MTH140 Statistics3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3
PSY220 Positive Psychology3
ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING:
PHY120 Physics3
PHY120L Physics Lab1
BIO122 Environmental Biology3
BIO122L Environmental Biology Lab1
*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 IDCourse NameCredits
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems3
CIS115 Computer Applications3
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar0
FOR110 Essentials for Success3

Software Development Major Required Courses

38 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS121Logic and Design3
CIS126LIntroduction to Programming Lab1
CIS213Javascript3
CIS224Server-Side Scripting with PHP3
CIS226Introduction to Object Oriented Programming3
CIS250Structured Query Language3
CIS282Web Interface Design3
CIS332Mobile App Development I3
ONE OF THESE THREE COURSES:
CIS214Object-Oriented Programming Using C#3
CIS215Object-Oriented Programming Using C++3
CIS218Object-Oriented Programming Using Java3
ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES:
CIS317Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using C#3
CIS319Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using Java3
ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES:
CIS420System Analysis and Design3
CIS422Software Engineering3
ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES:
CIS480Software Development Capstone1
CIS490Bachelor’s Externship-CIS1
ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING:
CIS435SQL Server3
CIS435LSQL Server Lab1
CIS436Oracle with PL/SQL3
CIS436LOracle with PL/SQL Lab1

Web Development Track

14 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS334 Interface Design I3
CIS334L Interface Design I Lab1
CIS360 Web Application Development3
CIS367 Server-Side Scripting with ASP.NET3
CIS453 Interface Design II3
CIS453L Interface Design II Lab1
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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