Web Development

At RWU, Web Development majors don’t just design, develop and deploy state-of-the-art websites. They work on multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems for real-world clients. In the Web Development Center, you'll meet your first three clients in your sophomore year. As you begin to work with real clients, you'll quickly discover that web development isn't just about technology. On the Web, "content is king." So we encourage you to reinforce your web development education by picking up a second major or a couple of minors in fields like Marketing, Graphic Design, User Experience (UX), Journalism, Communication, Public Relations, Writing, Visual Arts, Cybersecurity and Business. In four short years, you'll graduate ready to meet the growing demand for web developers.

Degree Requirements

The Web Development Major

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In addition to satisfying the University Core Curriculum requirements, Web Development majors must complete eight CIS courses (three of which are electives) and at least two courses from a list of options.

CIS102Computer Applications in Business
CIS200Introduction to Computer Programming: Animation and Games
CIS206Introduction to Web Development
CIS299Web Development Center I
(3) CIS Electives at the 300 or 400 level.
CIS469Web Development Internship
At least two (2) of the following (*Courses marked with an asterisk have prerequisites):
*PR111Writing for the Mass Media
COMM165Introduction to Visual Communication
*COMM240Electronic Communication: Technology, Modes and Methods
*DSGN110Introduction to Typography
*DSGN300Web Design Communication
*JOUR315Introduction to Photojournalism
*JOUR355Digital Journalism I
MRKT200Marketing Principles
*MRKT360Marketing on the Web
MRKT401Advertising Campaigns Research
MRKT402Advertising Campaigns Practicum 
VARTS261Foundations of Photography
VARTS361Digital Tools and Methods

The Web Development Minor

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CIS102Computer Applications in Business
CIS105Data Analysis & Analytics with Excel
CIS206Introduction to Web Development
and three Computer Information Systems (CIS) electives

To read more about our academic offerings, or to view full course descriptions, please refer to our University Catalog.

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