BS Computer Information Technology: Web Design & Development Degree Online

Web Design & Development Online Degree from SNHU

A Focused Web Design and Development Online Degree

Focus your BS in Computer Information Technology with our online Web Design and Development Concentration. The online web development degree teaches students about the technical aspects of the World Wide Web and how to leverage applications and data to create compelling online user experiences.

In the web design and development degree online program, you will study the issues and challenges of creating and maintaining websites, UX design and interface usability, and how to maximize the effects that online applications and websites have on public and private companies, government and municipal agencies, and nonprofit organizations

Why Choose the Web Design and Development Degree at SNHU?

Coupled with business course work that provides a solid foundation for a career, the concentration in Web Design and Development offers a depth and breadth of knowledge found only in focused IT programs.

The online web design and development degree curriculum is developed and taught by practicing experts in the IT field. The program includes classes in website and server design, cybersecurity and digital business.

Online Web Design and Development Degree Careers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs available for network database network systems and data communications analysts (including web designers and developers) is projected to increase by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, making it one of the fastest growing occupations. As the amount of data, the number of Internet users and the number of online services increase, so will the need for web administrators and developers.  A BS in Computer Information Technology that concentrates on web design and development will position you well for a career.

Required Core Courses

Major Courses

IT-201: Computer Platform Technologies
This course provides the hardware/software technology background for information technology personnel. Hardware topics include CPU architecture, memory, registers, addressing modes, busses, instruction sets and a variety of input/output devices. Software topics include operating system modules, process management, memory and file system management. Also included are basic network components and multi-user operating systems. Offered every year.
Prerequisites:
CIS-100 or IT-100
IT-315: Object Oriented Analysis and Design
This course develops software systems engineering principles combining object-oriented design principles and methods augmented by computer assisted engineering (CASE) technology. The course involves use of the unified modeling language (UML) and, through the vehicle of a student group project, applies these elements to the system development life cycle. This course is writing intensive, as student project teams are required to submit a comprehensive project report and a PowerPoint presentation. Specialized Systems Development Computer Laboratory intensive and open laboratory intensive. Offered every year. Writing intensive course.
Prerequisites:
CIS-200 or IT-210
IT-330: Database Design and Management
This course covers the design and implementation of information systems within a database management system environment. Students will demonstrate their mastery of the design process acquired in earlier courses by designing and constructing a physical system using database software to implement logical design. Topics include data models and modeling tools and techniques; approaches to structural and object design; models for databases (relational, hierarchical, networked and object-oriented designs) CASE tools, data dictionaries, repositories and warehouses, Windows/GUI coding and/or implementation, code and application generation, client-server planning, testing and installation, system conversion, end-user training and integration and post-implementation review. Offered every year.
Prerequisites:
IT-135 or IT-145
IT-340: Network and Telecommunication Management
This course provides an in-depth knowledge of data communications and networking theory, concepts and requirements relative to telecommunications and networking technologies, structures, hardware and software. Emphasis is on the concepts of communications theory and practices, terminology, and the analysis and design of networking applications. Management of telecommunications networks, cost-benefit analysis and evaluation of connectivity options are covered. Students can design, build and maintain a local area network (LAN). Offered as needed.
Prerequisites:
CIS-201 or IT-201 and CIS-200 or IT-210
IT-415: Advanced Information Systems Design
This is the first of a two-part capstone course for IT majors which covers the major methodologies used in Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation. This course focuses mainly on the systems analysis part of the systems development process and emphasizes SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). Different system development strategies are examined within the broader context of identifying and understanding the detailed stages the make up the systems analysis process. Students will learn how to a perform feasibility analysis, and to create a system proposal. Fact finding techniques used to determine system requirements will be identified and studied. Standard graphical modeling tools used in systems analysis will be covered: process modeling with data flow diagrams; data modeling with entity relationship diagrams; and object-oriented modeling using UML. The basic activities of project management are examined. Students will be assigned a systems development project case with concrete milestones, enabling the practical application of concepts presented in the course. This is a lab intensive course.
Prerequisites:
IT-201, IT-315, and IT-330 Senior prereg status
IT-420: Advanced Information Systems Implementation
This is the second part of the Capstone course for IT majors. The student groups will implement and document the systems project designed in IT 415 using an appropriate computer programming language or database management system. The instructor and students critique all projects weekly. Offered every year.
Prerequisites:
CIS-415 or IT-415
IT-485: Information Technology Strategy and Management
This course presents the principles and concepts involved in the management of organizational information technology resources. It includes CIO functions, information technology planning, project management, legal and professional issues and the strategic impact of information technology systems. Offered every year. Writing intensive course.
Prerequisites:
CIS-415 or IT-415

IT ELE - Students may select three (3) Information Technology electives (as recommended by an advisor)

Web Design and Development Concentration Courses

Select Three of the Following:

IT-270: Web Site Design
This course serves as an introduction to creating interactive pages for the World Wide Web. Specifically, it will survey Internet concepts, network protocols and client-server communications. The course covers HTML, the language of the World Wide Web; the Document Object Model (DOM), essential to creating and manipulating elements of a Web page under program control; CSS, the syntax for building consistent styles and appearances across Web pages; and JavaScript, the programming language that cements the various technologies together to facilitate dynamic interactive elements. Offered every year.
Prerequisites:
IT-135 or IT-145
IT-370: Web Server Design
This course is a follow-up to IT 270 and extends the concept of interactive Web pages to the server. Building on the students' knowledge of Web page elements and Visual Basic, this course introduces Active Server Pages (ASP) as the vehicle for manipulating and creating content from a Web server. The course progresses through the fundamentals of client-server interaction to e-commerce considerations, XML, and database connection/manipulation from a Web server using SQL, the Structured Query Language for relational databases. Offered as needed.
Prerequisites:
IT-270 and IT-330
IT-431: Software Development in Distributed Systems
Students learn XHTML, including how to use image maps, frames, cascading style sheets and scripting languages. Various browsers will be introduced. Server-side development using CGI, ASP, ColdFusion and PHP for distributed applications will be covered. Server-side topics such as servlets and JSPs, along with Java and XML, will be introduced. Offered every year. Writing intensive course.
Prerequisites:
CIS-200 or IT-210
IT-467: Digital Commerce and eBusiness
This course is a comprehensive survey of the principles, techniques and implications of digital commerce and e-business. It covers the entire spectrum of Wed-centric forms of communication and trade amongst commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, employee and consumer participants and partners. Topics include: e-business models, security, privacy, ethics, major Internet tools and architectures behind digital commerce. Students use a Web development tool to build and post a site. Offered as needed.
Prerequisites:
IT-100 or permission of instructor

Free Elective Credits: 15

Total Credits: 120

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