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Want to quickly gain the skills and knowledge to become a web designer? If you are driven to succeed and passionate about web design and development, then earning BYU-Idaho's online Associates Degree in Web Design and Development could be the first step your take towards your future career. The future job outlook for web designers and developers is extremely high as demand continues to increase.

Graduates of BYU-Idaho's online Web Design and Development program will be prepared to enter these rapidly expanding fields with the knowledge and skills to work within many different types of organizations. Depending on their individual areas of focus and learning, students will find employment in creating and maintaining websites, software and web businesses.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENTS WITH THIS DEGREE ARE SUITED FOR CAREERS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Information Technology
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Interactive Designer
  • Database Designer
  • Web Content Development
  • Digital Communications
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations and Organizational Communication
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Communications
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
TAKE THESE COURSES:
B 250 Web Business I 3
CIT 160 CIT Fundamentals 3
CIT 230 Web Front End Development 3
COMM 310 Creating Online Media 3
CIT 336 Web Back End Development 3
COMM 130 Visual Media 3
ENG 450 Rhetorical Studies 3
WDD 100 Introduction to Web Design & Development 1
TAKE 15 CREDITS (DESIGN EMPHASIS):
ART 130 Intro to Graphic Design 3
ART 230 Typography 3
ART 235 Graphic Design 3
ART 331R Information Design 3
ART 337R Interaction Design 3
COMM 273 Professional Presentations 3
COMM 322 New Media Strategies and Tactics 3
CS 371 Human-Computer Interaction 3
CIT 260 Object Oriented Programming I 3
OR TAKE THESE COURSES (DEVELOPMENT EMPHASIS):
CIT 225 Database Design and Development 3
CIT 260 Object Oriented Programming I 3
CS 313 Web Engineering II 3
CS 371 Human-Computer Interaction 3
AND 2 COURSES:
CIT 261 Mobile Application Development 3
CIT 262 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIT 370 Systems Security I 3
CS 308 Technical Communication 3
CS 364 Software Engineering I 4

DEGREE OVERVIEW

The AAS in Web Design and Development degree can be taken entirely online. Students must complete 17 credits of required Foundations courses and 43 credits of major courses (listed below) to reach a total of 60 credits. Students may also choose to do a minor in either Web Design or Web Development. Review the course list below or check the University Catalog for specific degree requirements. Check course availability and offerings or contact us today at (208) 496-1800.

Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life, so the time it takes to complete it varies for each person. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students have up to eight years to complete a program.

BYU-Idaho Online Courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet the admission requirements can apply directly to an online degree program to begin the next semester. Once admitted, students can begin immediately working on program requirements. Students who did not come through the Pathway gate are encouraged to take GS 111: Introduction to BYU-Idaho in their first semester. This one-credit block course prepares students to succeed in the online environment as well as charting a course to graduation.