Arizona State University offers an online bachelor of applied science (BAS) in internet and web development. This is a fully online program, where students work with an adviser in planning and scheduling classes. Students get hands-on experience in building websites with a focus on user experience, usability, graphics, and multimedia design.
Applicants to the program must have a high school diploma, a minimum grade point average of 3.0, a completed online undergraduate admission application, ACT or SAT scores, and transcripts sent directly to ASU from each educational institution attended.
The program comprises 60 credit-hours in all. It has been designed especially for students with an associate of applied science (AAS) degree from an accredited institute. Some of the courses in the curriculum include web content design, advanced web markup and scripting, multimedia authoring, scripting and production, image editing and manipulation, and graphic industry business practices.
Students learn how to design a website that follows user-centric design principles on the web, create interactive graphic information websites, and design and produce digital media portfolios. At the end of the program, students can take up a wide range of roles including web developer, mobile app developer, web designer, and graphic designer.
Franklin University offers a distance-based bachelor of science (BS) in web development program. The program trains students in software development as well as building e-commerce platforms and databases. Classes in this program are offered completely online.
The admission requirements include a high school diploma (or its equivalent), official transcripts from all educational institutions, and English language proficiency for international students.
The 124-credit program requires students to complete at least 30 credit-hours at Franklin University. The courses in the curriculum have been developed by graphic designers, chief technology officers, and web app developers, ensuring that they are at par with current industry trends and practices. Courses include human-computer interaction, advanced graphic design, an introduction to analytics, linux administration, mobile programming, and advanced web development.
Students gain a number of practical skills in developing software systems, as well as debugging, coding, designing, testing, and implementing mobile applications. They also learn how to maintain design standards, generate user personas, and employ the latest web development technologies. On completion of the program, students can work as web developers, webmasters, web producers, and web programmers.
The University of Maryland Global Campus offers an online bachelor of science (BS) in digital media and web technology program. All courses in the program are available online. Some of the skills students develop include web design, animation, motion graphics, publishing, and multimedia. Walking students through the entire design process, the program teaches students how to use Adobe Creative Cloud software for creating design projects.
Applicants to the program must have a U.S. high school diploma or graduation from a U.S. college or university, as well as a completed online application, among other requirements. This program does not require students to submit test SAT or ACT scores.
Made up of 120 credit-hours, this program accepts up to 90 transfer credits. Major coursework includes 30 credit-hours. The curriculum has been designed with input from scholars, employers, and industry experts. Some of the courses include an introduction to interactive design, the fundamentals of digital media, current trends and projects in digital media and web technology, digital media and society, advanced application software, the fundamentals of electronic publishing, and illustration graphics.
The program has a focus on real-world application. It teaches students how to manage projects applying business technology and business principles, develop web-based and digital media, and understand customer requirements and usability standards. On successful completion of the program, students can work in areas such as electronic publishing, web design, motion graphics, animation, multimedia, and graphic design.
BYU Idaho offers an online bachelor of science (BS) in web design and development. The fully online degree program prepares students to work in IT and web development.
Admission requirements include a high school diploma a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.5.
The program consists of 120 credit-hours. It gives students a deep understanding of the latest technologies for designing and developing professional, interactive web applications. The curriculum includes an introduction to programming, visual media, web front-end development, an introduction to graphic design, information design, and digital media analytics and strategy.
Students learn how to design effective online solutions and develop soft skills to work constructively as team players. Graduates of the program can take up jobs in areas such as information technology, web development, web design, interactive design, web content development, and advertising.
Baker College offers an online bachelor of science (BS) in information systems with a concentration in web development program. The program helps students build their business and technical expertise, with web development being a major focus.
In order to get accepted into the program, students must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, an official copy of high school transcripts, and TOEFL scores for international students, among other requirements. ACT or SAT test scores are not required for admission.
The program consists of 120 credit-hours. The core courses include an introduction to programming, the principles of computer science, java programming, an introduction to business, the principles of management, and management information systems. Courses in the concentration are an introduction to HTML, world wide web design, web development, web scripting, and interactive web design.
The program trains students to solve business problems, manage infrastructure and operations, interact with customers, and drive revenue. They develop skills that make them ready for jobs and help them get a competitive edge in a crowded market. On completion of the program, students are prepared to launch a career in the field of web development.
Champlain College offers an online bachelor of science (BS) in web design and development. The program integrates all aspects of web development in the curriculum including design, infrastructure, programming, and e-commerce.
Applicants must have a strong academic foundation with a grade point average of at least 2.5, a completed online application, official academic transcripts for any postsecondary coursework completed, official high school transcripts or GED scores (if the student has not completed an associate degree), a current resume, and proof of English language proficiency if English is not your native language.
The program comprises of 120 credit-hours. It helps students develop fundamental skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and communication. The curriculum includes courses such as designing digital images for the web, website design, financial systems for management, web media, usability in website and software design, an introduction to computer systems, and retail internet business. Students gain a number of skills in the program such as using editing software, designing websites, using basic programming, and combining web technologies.
On completion of the program, graduates can work in a number of industries such as creative services, computer systems design, education, finance and insurance, and nonprofit.
Liberty University offers a 100 percent online bachelor of science (BS) in information technology with a specialization in web and mobile programming program. The program teaches students to develop high quality websites that work on types of devices and platforms.
Admission requirements for the program include a high school self-certification form, a completed online application, a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0, unofficial college transcripts with a completed official transcript request form, and proof of English proficiency.
The 120-credit-hour program has a strong focus on website and app development. Courses include an introduction to computing sciences, object-oriented programming, database management systems, client-side programming, server-side programming, web and mobile programming, web architecture and development, and system administration.
The program teaches students to design websites and mobile apps with best practices, use the latest technology and processes, and understand how technology and business processes converge. Some of the roles graduates can take up include front-end web developer, user interface analyst, mobile web designer, and web developer.
Christina Carrasquilla, MS - Arizona State University
Christina Carrasquilla is a senior lecturer in graphic information technology at Arizona State University. She teaches undergraduate courses such as graphic communications, an introduction to web authoring, web content design, web foundations, advanced website design, and graphic industry business practices. Presently, her research focuses on user experience, user-centered design, usability testing, and accessibility testing. Notably, her excellent teaching efforts have won her the coveted Fulton Schools of Engineering Outstanding Lecturer award. She earned her MS in graphic information technology from Arizona State University and a BA in music from the University of Arizona.
David Johnson, PhD - University of Maryland Global Campus
Dr. David Johnson is the program chair and a professor in the digital media and web technology undergraduate program at the University of Maryland Global Campus. He leads courses in the areas of electronic publishing, web design, computer applications, and digital media. As program chair, he shoulders various responsibilities such as designing, developing, and maintaining curriculum; hiring, training, staffing, and managing staff; resolving student and adjunct faculty issues; and supervising full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty.
Additionally, Dr. Johnson serves on the advisory board of the Maryland Distance Learning Association. He earned his PhD in occupational studies from the University of Georgia and an MS in computer systems management from the University of Maryland Global Campus.
Bradley Watson, PhD - Franklin University
Dr. Bradley Watson is a professor and chair of the information systems and web development programs at Franklin University. Before he joined Franklin University, he held a number of adjunct faculty positions at Franklin University, Ohio Dominican University, Columbus State Community College, the University of Dayton, and Sinclair Community College.
Dr. Watson has been published in top journals such as Library Hi Tech News, the Journal of Library Administration, and Computer Standards & Interfaces. He completed his PhD at Ohio State University, his MA at Wright State University, his MLS at Vanderbilt University, and his MCS and BA at the University of Dayton.
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