Online Bachelor's Degree Specialization in Web and Mobile Application Development

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Develop Web and Mobile Apps for Tomorrow's IoT Economy

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Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Software Development with Web and Mobile Application 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.


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

DeVry’s Web and Mobile Application Development Specialization will teach you the fundamental concepts and principles of developing web and mobile apps. Our expert faculty will help you gain the skills and experience you need to prepare to launch your career, including:

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    Communicate Methods and Findings

    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
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    Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments

    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
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    Complex Problem Solving

    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
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    Data Analysis

    Learn to draw conclusions by finding patterns and relationships in numerical data with tools used for statistical analysis. Find out how data analysis can be used to make more efficient databases.
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    Digital Literacy

    Learn to apply appropriate technologies in order to solve digital issues and problems within databases.
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    Web-based Applications

    Learn about web design and basic programming techniques for developing effective and useful websites. Gain an understanding of website structure and navigational models, practical and legal usability considerations, and a variety of media and tools such as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), dynamic HTML (DHTML) and scripting.
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    Responsive Multiplatform Applications

    Develop responsive applications for various types of devices using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and other scripting and coding methods.
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    Media Technologies in Application Development

    Understand the concepts of data interchange, message exchange and web application components by building on the basics of design, coding, scripting and database connectivity for web-based applications.
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    Mobile Device Applications

    Design an effective and useful mobile device application by learning about mobile operating systems programming and exploring the Android and iOS operating systems.

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Want to know how to earn two additional credentials with our unique 3-in-1 design? All courses in our Programming Essentials certificate program and Information Technology and Networking associate degree are embedded within our Mobile App Development program. So you can earn a certificate and an associate degree on the way to your online Software Development bachelor's degree.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from DeVry’s online Software Development program with a Web and Mobile Application Development specialization may consider entry level opportunities in positions, such as:

  • Mobile Device Software Developer

  • Software Application Developer

  • Software Developer – Web Portals & E-Commerce Applications

  • Software Systems Developer

  • Web Program Analyst

General Education Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication


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 Environmental Sociology
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
MATH234 Discrete Math in Information Technology
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
CEIS295 Data Structures and Algorithms
CIS355A Business Application Programming with Lab

Analysis and Design

BIAM110 Introduction to Business Analytics
CEIS310 Process Improvement with Machine Learning
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Career Preparation

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

Specialized Courses

Web and Mobile Application Development

CEIS320 Introduction to Mobile Device Programming
CIS363B Web Interface Design with Lab
CIS407A Web Application Development with Lab

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FAQs: Web and Mobile Application Development

What will I learn in the web and mobile app development degree program?

DeVry’s Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Web and Mobile Application Development will help you develop the necessary skills to create web and mobile apps across various industries.

What's the difference between an app developer and a web developer?

App developers create software applications that run directly on computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices, independent of a web browser, using programming languages like Java. Web developers create interactive content for websites that is accessed through a browser, rather than directly on a device, and use web-based technologies like HTML, CSS, and scripting languages. Both app developers and web developers may specialize in particular aspects of apps or websites such as visual appearance, user interaction or database connectivity.

Are exam expenses part of my tuition cost for this degree program?

Yes, this and many of our other degree programs are eligible for a reimbursement of up to $300 for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications.

Related Programs

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

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.