BS in Web Design & Development

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Today the web plays an ever increasingly important role in our day-to-day lives and a vital role in the modern business world. Demand for talented, skilled web designers and developers is growing and the future job outlook is as bright as the US Department of Labor expects employment to grow by 20% by 2022.

Graduates of BYU-Idaho's online Web Design and Development program will be prepared to enter these rapidly expanding fields and will be prepared with the knowledge and skills to work within many different types of IT and coporate departments. Depending on their emphasis and individual preferences, 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
CORE COURSES:
B 250 Web Business Creation 3
CIT 160 Introduction to Programming 3
CIT 230 Web Frontend Development 3
CIT 336 Web Backend Development 3
COMM 130 Visual Media 3
COMM 310 Creating Online Media 3
CS 371 Human-Computer Interaction 3
WDD 100 Introduction to Web Design and Development 1
WDD 398 Internship 3
WDD 499 Capstone 2
TAKE THESE CREDITS:
ART 130 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ART 230 Typography 3
ART 235 Graphic Design 3
ART 337R Interaction Design 3
SUPPLEMENTAL COURSES:
TAKE 15 CREDITS:
ART 331R Information Design 3
CIT 260 Object-Oriented Programming 3
COMM 273 Professional Presentations 3
COMM 300 Digitial Imaging 3
COMM 305 Vector Graphics 3
COMM 315 Social Media Design 3
COMM 462 Advanced Visual Media 3

EMPHASIS IN WEB DEVELOPMENT:

TAKE THESE COURSES:
B 250 Web Business Creation 3
CIT 160 Introduction to Programming 3
CIT 230 Web Frontend Development 3
CIT 260 Object-Oriented Programming 3
CIT 336 Web Backend Development 3
COMM 130 Visual Media 3
COMM 310 Creating Online Media 3
CS 371 Human-Computer Interaction 3
WDD 100 Introduction to Web Design and Development 1
WDD 398 Internship 3
WDD 499 Capstone 2
TAKE 24 CREDITS:
CIT 225 Database Design and Development 3
CIT 261 JavaScript Mobile Software Development 3
CIT 262 System Analysis and Design 3
CIT 270 Systems Security I 3
CIT 301C Current Technologies- Integration 3
COMM 315 Social Media Design 3
CS 308 Technical Communication 3
CS 313 Web Engineering 2 3
CS 364 Software Engineering 1 4

DEGREE OVERVIEW

The BS in Web Design and Development degree can be taken entirely online. Students must complete the 40 credits of required Foundations courses, 54 credits of major courses (listed below) plus 26 additional elective credits to reach 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.

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.