Web Design and Development Bachelor

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

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.

Web Design and Development Curriculum

Program Requirements

*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.

Software Development Major

Choose one of these two courses: CIS214 - Object-Oriented Programming Using C# or CIS218 - Object-Oriented Programming Using JAVA.

Choose one of these two courses: CIS317 - Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using C# or CIS319 - Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using Java

Choose one of these two courses: CIS480 - Software Development Capstone or CIS490 - Bachelor's Externship-CIS

Choose one Lecture Course and Corresponding Lab from the following: CIS435 SQL Server and CIS435L SQL Server LAB or CIS436 Oracle PL/SQL and CIS436L Oracle PL/SQL LAB

Visit the ECPI University Catalog for the most current program information.

Web Design and Development 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

Web Design and Development Possible Career Track

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

  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • UX Designer

Web Design and Development Outcomes

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