Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Web Design and Development

Transform Your Ideas into Amazing Web Experiences

Dive head-first into the sophisticated, media-rich world of websites when you earn a Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Web Design and Development at DeVry University. Discover how to integrate multimedia like video, sound, animation and text with customized database information to create a seamless web experience. You can also prepare to sit for valuable industry certifications, like the Adobe® Certified Associate exam.

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Adobe® Certification Exams

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Multimedia Design and Development with Web Design and Development 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.



What You'll Learn

The Web Design and Development Specialization covers the following:

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    Multimedia Standards, Business Fundamentals and Emerging Technologies

    Learn to apply generally accepted usability and accessibility standards to develop practices, policies and standards for effective management of multimedia projects and assets. Gain an understanding of issues critical to leading successful multimedia projects and businesses. Explore emerging and advanced technologies and their implications for design and development of multimedia.
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    Web Page Layout, Web Site Architecture, Database Integration and Web Standards

    Learn to structure easily navigable websites, study web architecture and connectivity, and integrate databases into websites while complying with developed web standards.
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    Programming Languages

    Learn the latest programming languages, including HTML5, CSS3, PHP and JavaScript.
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    Architect, Design and Build Sites

    Architect, design and build sites that exceed your users’ functionality and aesthetic expectations for fun and function.

Did You Know?

8% growth nationally is projected from 2019 to 2029 for employment of web developers2.

Your Financial Aid Options

Learn about scholarships, grants and loans that can help make your tuition more affordable.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Web Design and Development Specialization may consider careers such as:

  • Multimedia Designer

  • Web Designer

  • Creative Director

  • Photo Editing Artist

  • Marketing Coordinator

Specialized Courses

Web Design and Development

CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
WBG310 Interactive Web Page Scripting with Lab
WBG340 Programming Multimedia for the Web with Lab
WBG410 Dynamic Website Development and Database Integration with Lab
WDD420 Web Accessibility with Lab

Program Courses

Business and Computing

BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab

Multimedia Core

CIS363B Web Interface Design with Lab
MDD310 Multimedia Standards
MDD340 Business of Graphics
WGD201 Visual Design Fundamentals
WGD205 Advanced Design and Rapid Visualization
WGD210 Digital Imaging Fundamentals
WGD229 Information Design
WGD235 Web Animation
WGD242 Advanced Web Design
WGD251 Responsive Web Design

Career Preparation

MGMT404 Project Management
TECH460 Senior Project
WGD260 Media Portfolio

General Education Courses

Communication skills3

ENGL1124 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Humanities5, 6

LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

One of:

ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics

One of:

HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
HUMN304 Multi-Ethnic Humanities

Social Sciences

ECON3127 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society

One of:

SOCS325 Environmental Sociology
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions

Mathematics & Natural Sciences8

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2289 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Personal & Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

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1Adobe Certification Programs,, visited January 11, 2016. Adobe, the Adobe logo, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
2 Data reflects a national projected percentage change in employment from 2019-2029 and may not reflect local economic conditions.
314 for students enrolled at a New Jersey location.
4Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
5Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
612 for students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location.
7Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
811 for students enrolled at a New Jersey location.
9Students enrolled at a New Jersey location may take SCI200 to fulfill 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.