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College of Engineering & Information Sciences

Web Development and Administration Careers Overview

Building an Internet presence from the bottom up or maintaining, enhancing, and securing an existing website is the job of a web development and administration specialist. An in-depth understanding of applications that are written with the newest scripts and utilize the latest technology is essential for succeeding as a web developer in today's global marketplace. The technical skills and the hands-on experience you'll gain at DeVry University can help open the door to rewarding opportunities in the world of web development and administration.

Professional Responsibilities


When you earn your bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) from DeVry University with a specialization in Web Development and Administration, you'll be equipped to build and maintain high-end websites for any industry. Professional responsibilities of these experts, also known as web developer, web technician, and web server administrator, include:

  • Conceiving, designing, building, programming, and managing web sites
  • Establishing database and hardware infrastructure of a site
  • Maintaining and enhancing existing web applications
  • Ensuring interoperability among browsers
  • Designing website navigation and tools
  • Incorporating security measures to safeguard the site and end users' privacy



Web development and administration careers are found across all industries, including:

  • Business
  • E-commerce
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Healthcare technology
  • Government
  • Retail

Career Options


DeVry graduates in Computer Information Systems with a specialization in Web Development and Administration will be prepared for careers in areas such as:

  • Web programming
  • Web application development
  • Applications management
  • Front-end and back-end development
  • Systems administration

The DeVry University Career Advantage


Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, DeVry University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of web development and administration. The proof is in the numbers. For the year ending with the October '09 graduates, 80% of U.S. DeVry Computer Information Systems graduates were employed in their field at an average salary of $45,801. (Of graduates who actively pursued and obtained employment and those who were already employed in education-related careers within 180 days of graduation.)