Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Web Design and Development.


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.



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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Programming Languages
    Learn the latest programming languages, including HTML5, CSS3, PHP and JavaScript.
  • Architect, Design and Build Sites
    Architect, design and build sites that exceed your users’ functionality and aesthetic expectations for fun and function.


15% growth nationally is projected from 2016 to 2026 for employment of web developers2.


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

Program-Specific Courses

Web Design and Development

CIS336 Introduction to Database with Lab
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

Core Degree Courses3

Business and Computing

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

Multimedia Core

MDD310 Multimedia Standards
MDD340 Business of Graphics
MDD410 Emerging Multimedia Technologies
WGD201 Visual Design Fundamentals
WGD205 Advanced Design and Rapid Visualization
WGD210 Digital Imaging Fundamentals
WGD229 Information Design
WGD232 Web Design
WGD235 Web Animation
WGD242 Advanced Web Design
WGD251 Responsive Web Design
WGD260 Media Portfolio


MDD460 Senior Project I
MDD461 Senior Project II

General Degree Courses

Communication skills

ENGL1123 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking


HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS325 Environmental Sociology

Mathematics & Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2285 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 2016-2026 and may not reflect local economic conditions.3Students 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 are numbered 300-499).
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.
6Students 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.