Web Application Major

Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the Internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network). This can  include web design, web content development, client liaison, clientside/ server-side scripting, web server and network security configuration, and e-commerce  development. However, among web professionals, “web development” usually refers to the main non-design aspects of building web sites: writing markup and  coding. Web development can range from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based Internet applications, electronic businesses, or social network services. The web application development major, or degree program, integrates tools and technology needed to  understand the  language of Web design and development, and how to take that knowledge into a professional career creating a variety of interactive web  content. It is the ideal major for the student who is passionate about developing the ability to:

  • Understand technology and how people interact with it
  • Design elegant Web-based solutions, engage users while exploring the science of efficient animated websites, Internet programming and utilizing multimedia interactive structure, development and emerging philosophies
  • Learn about the creation of effective and efficient animated websites, Internet programming and  utilizing multimedia elements for special effects
  • Begin entry-level work in areas like website design, online animation, web interface design and web programming
  • Gain skills in website creation, information architecture, use of graphics, navigation and multimedia and
  • Join the Internet explosion.

The web design minor is designed to give students a general understanding of web site development and can be very useful to business, art, and education majors who are expect to be involved in Web development in their careers.

B.S. degree program with embedded General Business Minor, Total Hours 127-129

Specific courses required

General Education 44 hours Hours
  Specific General Education Courses required by Web major  
EC 2503 Economics  3
BI 4213 Bible 3


Communication (CO) Hours
CO 2144 Writing & Storytelling Across Media 3


Entrepreneurship (ENT) Hours
ENT 2503 An Entrepreneurs Introduction to Business  3
Computer Science (CS) Hours
CS 1213 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CS 1233 Object-Oriented System Design & Programming 3
CS 2243 Database Management Systems 3


Information Security (IS) Hours
IS 3113 Introduction to Policy and Procedures  3


Information Technology (IT) Hours
IT 1123 Future of Computing  3
IT 1213 Graphic Design Studio 3
IT 2043 Information System Applications 3
IT 2223 Web Application Development I 3
IT 2233 User Interface Design 3
IT 3223 Web Application Development II 3
IT 3313 Network Principles 3
IT 3233 Web Server Technologies 3
IT 3413 System Analysis and Design 3
IT 3423 Project Management 3
IT 4053 Senior Seminar in Web Development 3
IT 4423 Management of Information Technology - F 3


Information Technology Management (ITM)\ Hours
ITM 4003 Principles of Information Technology Management 3


Marketing (MK) Hours
MK 3403 Internet Marketing 3
MK 3503 Principles of Marketing 3
MK 3573 Consumer Behavior 3


Mathematics (MA) Hours
MA 1113 College Algebra 3
MA 2183 Elementary Statistics 3


Concentration Areas- 9 hours

Business Informatics Hours
  Select 3 of the following:  
AC 3553 Accounting Information Systems 3
BA 3503 Enterprise Systems & Analysis 3
MK 4563 Marketing Research 3
MK 3403 Internet Marketing 3


Game Development Hours
CS 3253 Game Development I 3
CS 3263 Game Development II 3
CS 3273 Collaborative Game Development 3


Health Care Informatics Hours
INF 4003 Decision Support Systems 3
INF 4013 Information Systems Management 3
INF 4103 Intro to Health Care Informatics 3


Information Security Hours
SEC 3313 Introduction to Policy and Procedures 3
IT 3343 Database Administration 3
SEC 3333 Business Continuity and Recovery Planning 3


Information Technology Entrepreneurship Hours
ENT 3503 The Entrepreneurial Enterprise 3
MK 3553 Promotional Strategy 3
ENT 4453 Managing the Entrepreneur Enterprise 3


Information Technology Management Hours
ITM 4003 Principles of Information Technology Management 3
INF 3123 Information Ethics & Policy 3
ITM 4013 Telecommunication Network Management 3
ITM 4023 Data & Knowledge Management  


Mobile Computing Hours
CS 3243 Mobile Device Programming 3
CS 3333 Mobile & Distributed Computing Systems 3
CS 4013 Future Mobile & Social Computing Systems 3


System Administration Hours
IT 3333 Network Administration 3
IT 3343 Database Administration 3
BA 3703 Management Communications 3