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BS in Web Design and Development

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Build your Design and Development Skills

The Internet and emerging technology has transformed many areas of our lives, including business, entertainment, education, and broadening the Church's reach to members and non-members alike around the world. Within this industry, there is a great need for professionals who can effectively use the latest technologies to design and develop professional interactive websites. Combining the interdisciplinary resources of the Art, Business Management, Communication, Computer Information Technology, and Computer Science departments, students may choose from a variety of integrated web design and development programs.

Students in this degree will study:

  • Graphic Design
  • Typography
  • Web Business
  • Web Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Webpage Development
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Visual Media
  • CIT Fundamentals
  • Information Design
  • Communication Research
  • Software Development
  • Conflict Management & Negotiation

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be prepared to enter the rapidly expanding fields of web design and web development, and will be prepared with the knowledge and skills to work in many types of technology companies and IT departments. Depending on their emphasis and individual preferences, students will find employment in maintaining and creating websites, software, and web businesses.

Students with this degree are suited for careers in the following areas.

  • Advertising
  • Audiovisual Communications Technology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication & Journalism
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Graphic Communications
  • Mass Communications
  • Public Relations & Organizational Communication
  • Radio/TV/Digital Communication

For more career options, visit our Career and Academic Discovery Center.


Degree Overview

The BS in Web Design & Development degree can be taken entirely online. Students must complete the 40 credits of required Foundations courses and 54 credits of major courses (listed below) plus 16 elective credits for a total of 120 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.

 

Design Emphasis

Course Code Course Name Credits Availability
Take these courses:
ART 130 Intro to Graphic Design 3 *Currently Available
B 250 Web Business 1 3 *Currently Available
CIT 160 Introduction to Programming 3 *Currently Available
CIT 230 Web Fundamentals 3 *Currently Available
CIT 260 Object Oriented Programming I 3 *Currently Available
CIT 336 Web Page Development 3 *Fall 2014
COMM 130 Visual Media 3 *Fall 2014
ENG 321 Technology for Professional Writers 3 *Spring 2015
IDS 499 Interdisciplinary Capstone 2 *Currently Available
WDD 100 Introduction to Web Design & Development 1 *Currently Available
WDD 398 Internship 3 *Currently Available
Take 24 credits:
ART 230 Typography 3 *Currently Available
ART 235 Graphic Design 3 *Currently Available
ART 331R Information Design 3 *Winter 2015
ART 337R Interaction Design 3 *Winter 2015
COMM 273 Professional Presentations 3 *Currently Available
COMM 310 Creating Online Media 3 *Spring 2015
COMM 322 New Media Strategies and Tactics 3 *Fall 2015
COMM 497R Special Topics Practicum 1 *Fall 2015
CS 371 Human-Computer Interaction 3 *Currently Available
*Notes when courses are anticipated to be available. Dates are subject to change. Talk with your academic advisor when planning your schedule. Not all courses become available when the degree is opened for higher courses. Check individual course availability to see when each course is expected to be open.

 

Development Emphasis

Course Code Course Name Credits Availability
Take these courses:
ART 130 Intro to Graphic Design 3 *Currently Available
B 250 Web Business 1 3 *Currently Available
CIT 160 CIT Fundamentals 3 *Currently Available
CIT 230 Web Front End Development 3 *Currently Available
CIT 260 Object Oriented Programming I 3 *Currently Available
CIT 336 Web Back End Development 3 *Fall 2014
COMM 130 Visual Media 3 *Fall 2014
ENG 321 Technology for Professional Writers 3 *Spring 2015
IDS 499 Interdisciplinary Capstone 2 *Currently Available
WDD 100 Introduction to Web Design & Development 1 *Currently Available
WDD 398 Internship 3 *Currently Available
Take these courses:
CIT 225 Database Design and Development 3 *Spring 2015
CIT 261 Mobile Application Development 3 *Currently Available
CIT 262 Systems Analysis and Design 3 *Currently Available
CIT 370 Systems Security I 3 *Winter 2015
CS 308 Technical Communication 3 *Winter 2015
CS 313 Web Engineering II 3 *Winter 2015
CS 364 Software Engineering I 4 *Fall 2014
CS 371 Human-Computer Interaction 3 *Currently Available
*Note when courses are anticipated to be available. Dates are subject to change. Talk with your academic advisor when planning your schedule. Not all courses become available when the degree is opened for higher courses. Check individual course availability to see when each course is expected to be open.

How Long will this Program Take?

Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round or take a semester off when needed. Students must complete the program within eight years.

What are the Courses Like?

Online Courses at BYU-Idaho follow a similar format and have the same learning objectives as campus-based courses. Students should expect to interact with each other and participate in the learning model. Learn more about BYU-Idaho courses online.

Where do I Begin?

Students who meet the admission requirements can apply to be directly admitted into an online degree program. These students will start by taking the online orientation course, GS 111. This is a one-credit course offered every block that prepares students to succeed online and charts a course to graduation. Pathway students who complete Academic Start do not need to take GS 111.

Need Help?

Contact the Online Support Center:

onlinelearning@byui.edu
(208) 496-1800
(866) 672-2984
(208) 557-4142
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