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Undergraduate Certificates

Design, Develop and Deploy Web and Mobile Applications

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Web and Mobile Application Development

Web and mobile applications are integrated into many aspects of our lives, from phones and thermostats to cars. Our Undergraduate Certificate in Web and Mobile App Development can help you learn about these crucial components of our daily lives so that you can work towards a career in this exciting field.

Through this program, you will learn to create code to develop responsive web-based applications and apply basic design principles to web media using application software. Our mobile app development courses will help you immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and get hands-on experience developing interactive websites and mobile device applications using languages such as HTML, JavaScript, CSS and Java.

In addition, elements of our curriculum are designed to help prepare you to pursue the following industry certification exams:

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals

  • CompTIA Linux+

  • PCEP – Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer

Our goal is to provide you with real-world opportunities to think critically, analyze data, present solutions and move forward in our digitally driven world.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks
Quick Facts
How long is the Web and Mobile App Development Certificate Program?
  • 13 courses

  • 43 minimum credit hours

Minimum Completion Time
1 year
4 months
Normal Completion Time
2 years


Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. You can earn your Undergraduate Certificate in as little as 1 year, 4 months.*

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 2 years.**

* Minimum completion time does not include breaks and assumes 3 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in 8-13 credit hours a semester per 12 month period.
** Normal completion time includes breaks and assumes 2 semesters of enrollment in 8-13 credit hours per semester per 12 month period.

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Web and Mobile Application Development Program – What You Can Learn

In addition to our tech-powered learning attributes, our web and mobile application development certificate incorporates the following skills:

Operating Systems

Learn to install and configure operating systems using Command Line Interface (CLI). This essential skill is a key building block of programming and can help you pursue several different coding language disciplines and functions.

Coding, Programming and Mobile Programming

Explore basic coding and programming methods using an algorithmic approach. Gain hands-on experience scripting and writing components for applications, programs and secure mobile devices.

Web Application and Mobile Application Design

Find out how to design web-based and mobile device applications through our hands-on courses. You'll learn not only the basics of how to create and design applications though programming and layout, but also how to design a site or mobile app that has compelling UI.

Digital Devices

Explore digital concepts, devices and connectivity within the realm of the Internet of Things (IoT). You'll dive into topics such as networking, securing and deploying digital devices to gain a more holistic understanding of your application's place within a digital infrastructure.

Web and Mobile App Development Certificate Program Admissions Requirements

Students must place in MATH062 & BUSN062 or above. To begin program coursework, students must first complete transitional studies courses,if applicable. Please see the catalog for complete admissions requirements.

Web and Mobile App Certificate Program and Financial Aid

DeVry University is committed to making higher education more affordable.2 During the 2022-2023 award year, DeVry University has assisted students by awarding more than $71 Million in student financial assistance3 through partner tuition savings, institutional scholarships and university grants.

3Data is inclusive of all partner tuition savings, institutional scholarships and grants for the period for July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

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Build Skills with Stackable Degrees

Earn a Credential at Every Step

You don’t have to wait four years to show a credential on your resume. At DeVry, several programs are designed to stack. Using this intuitive approach, you can start off with a credential that takes less time and is more affordable.

Our flexible online and hybrid classes4 build your professional skills right away, and every course can count toward the next degree level at DeVry.5

How Do Credentials Stack?

Let's take a look at our Web and Mobile Application Development Certificate as an example. This program can serve as a stepping stone to our Software Development Bachelor’s Degree Program when you specialize in Web and Mobile Application Development. If you choose to continue on with your education at DeVry, all the credits you've gained from these courses apply toward your bachelor’s degree.

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*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.


Job Opportunities in the Field of Web and Mobile Application Development

Graduates of our undergraduate certificate program in Web and Mobile App Development may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers:
  • Software Application Developer

    Design computer applications, such as word processors and games for consumers. You may create custom software for a specific customer or commercial software for the public. Software developers have a wide range of potential projects that they are capable of undertaking. The more languages in which you can code and the greater understanding you have of user of user interfaces, the more adaptable and supportive you can be to your organization.

  • Web Developer

    Code, design and lay out websites according to a company's specifications. The role considers user experience and function, and a certain level of both graphic design and computer programming is necessary. Web developers may also work with individuals such as freelancers looking to increase their appeal to clients through a well-designed, easy to use website.

  • Mobile App Developer

    Use development and programming languages to create and test applications on mobile devices. You’ll work in popular operating system environments such as iOS and Android. Mobile app developers may work for a company or individual who wishes to build their own application. Many app developers work at a company that offers their services to other groups who need an app built for their business.

Program Courses

Web and Mobile Application Development Courses

Algebra for College Students
Tech Core
Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
Introduction to Operating Systems
Introduction to Programming
Information Systems and Programming
Programming with Objects
Intermediate Programming
Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
Application Development
Business Application Programming with Lab
Web and Mobile Application Development
Introduction to Mobile Device Programming
Web Interface Design with Lab
Web Application Development with Lab
Career Preparation
Career Development
Introduction to Technical Project Management

Web and Mobile Application Development FAQs

What is a mobile app?

A mobile app, also referred to as mobile application or simply an app, is software or a program specifically designed to operate on a mobile device like a phone, tablet or watch. Mobile apps were first designed for productivity, such as managing contact lists and calendars, but have grown to encompass more categories including games, GPS, order tracking and more. Today, a vast majority of large companies that provide direct to consumer services have at least one app.

What is the difference between iOS and Android app development?

Android apps are primarily built using languages like Java and Kotlin while apps made for iOS are built using Swift. In general, apps made for iOS require less coding on the whole. This typically leads to a faster development time for iOS apps compared to Android apps.

How long does it take to develop an app?

The timeframe for app development can vary widely and is dependent upon a variety of factors. In general, it takes around three to nine months to build an app, but this amount of time can increase or decrease based on a combination of the following factors:

  • Development team size

  • Budget

  • App type

  • App size

  • Platform/operating system

What is web and mobile application development?

Web and mobile application development is the process of developing an application specifically for mobile devices and web browsers. Developers must consider multiple screen sizes, as well as the different hardware and features of the devices. A good developer looks at not only the ability of their site or application to function, but also the experience for the user. Strong developers spend a significant portion of the development process ensuring that their app or site is enjoyable to use and is accessible for all types of users.

How do you become a mobile app developer?

You can begin your journey to becoming an app developer by advancing your knowledge and skills to help you better prepare to pursue roles in the industry. At DeVry, our online Undergraduate Certificate in Web and Mobile Application Development can help you build a foundation in application development, as well as help to prepare you to pursue relevant industry credentials such as CompTIA IT Fundamentals and CompTIA Linux+.

What skills are needed for a mobile app developer?

Developers in this field must learn user-interface design, programming and database management, as well as how to work within various operating systems. Research is also a useful skill for keeping up with development trends as UI is constantly being improved upon by other developers. Most developers gain these skills through a combination of real world experience and mobile app development courses.

What kind of job can you pursue with a Certificate in Mobile App Development?

Graduates of our Undergraduate Certificate Program in Web and Mobile App Development may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers:

  • Software Application Developer

  • Web Developer

  • Mobile Application Developer

What are the benefits of web and mobile app development?

Web and mobile applications increase flexibility and scalability for businesses. They can also build brand awareness, foster customer engagement, increase customer loyalty and help organizations provide better customer service.

Academic Catalog
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Program Overview

1Transitional studies coursework may affect program length and cost.
2 Students may participate in only one DeVry University-based scholarship, grant or group tuition benefit program at a time. Those who qualify for more than one program will be presumed to accept the program with the highest reduction in by- session cost. Students who qualify for and prefer a different tuition benefit program must confirm, in writing, the alternate program in which they wish to participate prior to starting classes at DeVry. Scholarship and grant terms and eligibility conditions are subject to change. Scholarships are available to those who apply and qualify. Click here for more information.
3Data is inclusive of all partner tuition savings, institutional scholarships and grants for the period for July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023
4 Program, course, and extended classroom availability vary by location. In site-based programs, students will be required to take a substantial amount of coursework online to complete their program.
5At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credits will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied. Future programmatic changes could impact the application of credits to a future program. Refer to the academic catalog for details.