Web Design and Development

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

Like most everything, web sites are becoming more advanced. Today, businesses and organizations must make a statement with their web presence if they hope to engage the target audience. Web sites now utilize the latest multimedia, e-commerce, and advanced engagement tools to draw traffic and keep visitors coming back for more.

If you want to be a part of this dynamic field, consider a career in Web Design and Development. Through ECPI University’s year-round schedule, you could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Software Development and a track in Web Design and Development in as little as  2.5 years.

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


Core Curriculum

28 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS121 Introduction to Business3
PMT472 Applied Project Management3
PMT472L 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
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 Diversity: Exploring the Humanities3
MTH131 College Algebra3
MTH140 Statistics3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3
PSY220 Positive Psychology3
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
CIS108 Office Applications2
FOR110 Essentials for Success3
COR191 Career Orientation1

Software Development Major Required Courses

38 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS121Logic and Design3
CIS126LIntroduction to Programming Lab1
CIS224Server-Side Scripting with PHP3
CIS226Introduction to Object Oriented Programming3
CIS250Structured Query Language3
CIS282Web Interface Design3
CIS332Mobile App Development I3
CIS420System Analysis and Design3
CIS214Object-Oriented Programming Using C#3
CIS218Object-Oriented Programming Using Java3
CIS317Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using C#3
CIS319Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using Java3
CIS480Software Development Capstone3
CIS490Bachelor’s Externship-CIS3
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 Description

ECPI University’s 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 could 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

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

  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • UX Designer

Students in the B.S. in Computer & Information Science program are tasked with developing planning, design, implementation, and support skills in operating systems, networking, software programs, and security. Students are also expected to develop additional focused skills based on which major the student pursues. Students are tasked to learn principles of excellent customer service in order to assist clients with technical issues.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Science, graduates are expected to:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate computer-based solutions that incorporate the appropriate computing requirements identified through the analysis of specific organizational or computing problems
  • Function effectively on teams to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce deliverables
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments
  • Evaluate and use appropriate technical literature
  • Engage in continuous professional development through user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and other channels
  • Develop and apply ethical and legal best practices in the maintenance and security of information and systems
  • Develop cloud computing tools

In addition to the BS CIS Program Outcomes, students in the Software Development Major learn how to manage projects, create interesting web pages, design and write a variety of programs, use and maintain databases, and understand and utilize computer networks.

Upon completion of the Software Development major - Web Design and Development Track, graduates are expected to:

  • Design and develop security software solutions using object-oriented principles
  • Develop integrated systems solutions using software, web, and mobile applications to access organizational databases
  • Plan secure software solutions with customers
Program Guide