Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Web Development and Administration

Learn the Back- and Front-End Workings of the Web

Get to Know Our Bachelor's Degree with a Specialization in Web Development and Administration

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems with Web Development and Administration Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



Why DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program1. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

Work With IoT Technologies & Systems

Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

Several of our tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+

Other certifications may also be eligible for reimbursement. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.

Questions? We can help!

What You'll Learn

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    Explore internet marketing, retail, payment and order fulfillment. Learn about various e-commerce models, for business-to-business (B2B), business-to-consumer (B2C) and consumer-to-consumer (C2C) websites.
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    Web Architecture

    Study web architecture and connectivity to better understand internet protocols, such as transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP), domain name server (DNS), simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP), hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) and file transfer protocol (FTP). Dissect the design of internet or corporate intranet infrastructures to meet specific needs.
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    Advanced Web Application Development

    Study the basics of design, coding scripting and database connectivity for web-based applications. Improve your user interface skills to create websites that are easy to use.
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    Web Development

    Learn to use cascading style sheets (CSS), databases and code to improve the operation of front- and back-end website development.
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    Database Infrastructure

    Learn to establish the database and infrastructure of a site in a clean and usable manner. Gain the skills needed to create the core elements of a website to ensure its function and appeal.
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    Web Security

    Examine issues involved in protecting web-based applications from external threats while safeguarding customer privacy and accessibility.
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    Implement creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas and solutions to work-related problems. Use tech skills to create unexpected solutions to challenging problems.
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    Logic and Design

    Study basic programming logic and algorithm design, including control structures for sequential, iterative and decision-based processing. Learn how computers think in order to set up complex patterns and controls.
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    Structured Analysis and Design

    Explore the systems analysis and design process using information systems methodologies and techniques to analyze business activities and solve problems. Learn how to identify, define and document business problems, and then develop information system models to solve them.
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    Interacting with Computers

    Improve your ability to use computers and computer systems to program hardware, write software, set up functions, enter data and process information.

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Obtain two additional credentials with our unique 3-in-1 design. Every course in our Programming Essentials certificate program and Information Technology and Networking associate degree is included within our Computer Information Systems – Web Development & Administration degree program2. This way, you have the opportunity to earn a certificate and an associate degree on the way to your bachelor's degree.

Back-end web developer works on building an API on his laptop

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a web development and administration specialization may consider the following careers:

  • Applications Manager
    An application manager chooses which software applications to use within a company. They have a baseline skill level in IT that enables them to test and choose the right software for the unique needs of their employer.

  • Front-end and Back-end Developer
    Front-end and back-end developers are both involved in the development of a site. Front-end developers primarily deal with the appearance of a site while back end developers ensure its functionality.

  • Web Application Developer
    Web application developers, also known as web app developers, are responsible for the development and design of web applications.
  • Web Designer
    Web designers are primarily responsible for the layout and interface elements of a website or web application. They ensure that sites are visually appealing and intuitive from a UI standpoint.

  • Web Master
    Web masters are responsible for ensuring that a site stays up to date and is usable and well-maintained. They often oversee teams of designers and developers when working with larger companies. In the past, web masters were solely responsible for each element of a website, and this is sometimes still true for webmasters at small companies.

Employment may require additional experience

Skill Focused Curriculum

Elements of the curriculum are aligned to industry certifications to help you validate your knowledge and skills as you prepare to pursue such certification exams as:

  • CompTIA A+: This certification touches on elements of troubleshooting, hardware and operating systems. It's widely regarded as one of the core certifications that proves baseline competency in IT.

  • CompTIA Linux+: The Linux certification verifies proficiency with the Linux operating system and its various applications.

  • CompTIA Network+: Network+ certifies your knowledge and proficiency with emerging technologies such as cloud computing and the Internet of Things. This is a great certification for those who wish to give their skills some degree of futureproofing.

  • CompTIA Cloud+: This certification demonstrates your ability to set up, manage and maintain cloud computing systems in a secure fashion. It is becoming ever more critical to understand cloud infrastructure as more and more services, particularly those on the web, shift to the cloud.

General Education Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1123 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Humanities4, 5

LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

One of:

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society

One of:

SOCS325 6 Environmental Sociology
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Security

Program Courses

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS150 Programming with Objects
CEIS209 Intermediate Programming
CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
CIS355A Business Application Programming with Lab

Application Development

CIS363B Web Interface Design with Lab
CIS407A Web Application Development with Lab
WBG310 Interactive Web Page Scripting with Lab

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession
MGMT404 Project Management
TECH460 Senior Project

Specialized Courses

Web Development and Administration

SBE430 E-Commerce for Small Business
SEC380 Cloud Computing Security
WEB375 Web Architecture with Lab
WEB460 Advanced Web Application Development with Lab

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Program Overview

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1As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Associate in Network Systems Administration, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
2For the Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems program, in the Web Development and Administration specialization every course counts towards the Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems program. At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
3Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
4Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
5Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take an additional six semester-credit hours of general education coursework from among the following course areas: communication skills, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Courses selected in humanities or social sciences should be upper-division coursework (DeVry courses numbered 300-499).
6Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.