Web Application Major

Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a website for the Internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network). This can include Web design, Web content development, client liaison, client-side/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 websites: 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 website development and can be very useful to business, art and education majors who expect to be involved in Web development in their careers.

B.S. degree program
Total hours— 126-129

General Education courses required— 38 hours Hours
EC 2413 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BI 4213 Biblical Ethics 3
Mathematics requirement satisfied by major


Specific courses required— 74-76 Hours
CO 2144 Multimedia Storytelling 4
CS 1213 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CS 1233 Object-Oriented System Design and Programming 3
CS 2243 Database Management Systems 3
CCT 395V* Internship 1-3
CCT 4613 Senior Project 3
ENT 2503 An Entrepreneur's Introduction to Business 3
SEC 3113 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
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
ITM 4003 Principles of Technology Management 3
MK 3403 Strategic Internet Marketing 3
MK 3503 Principles of Marketing 3
MK 3573 Consumer Behavior 3
MA 1113 College Algebra 3
MA 2183 Elementary Statistics 3

Concentration Areas— 9 hours

Game Development Hours
GD 3253 Game Development I 3
GD 3263 Game Development II 3
GD 3273 Collaborative Serious Games Development 3


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


Information Technology Entrepreneurship Hours
ENT 3543 Marketing and the Entrepreneurial Enterprise 3
MK 3553 Promotional Strategy 3
ENT 4453 Managing the Entrepreneur Enterprise 3


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


System Administration Hours
IT 3333 Network Administration 3
IT 3343 Database Administration 3
SEC 3333 Introduction to Business Continuity and Recovery Planning 3
BA 3703 Business Communication 3

Note: A general business minor is automatically satisfied by the information technology major.
*CCT 395V has variable credit (1-3 hours)