Web Development Concentration

Choosing the Right Academic Program for You!

At LSSU, our program provides course work in web design and multimedia, web development and programming and web administration! Students may also take web development and mobile applications development courses as electives.

Degree

Bachelor Degree in Computer Networking with a Web Development Concentration

You may want to pursue a bachelor degree in networking, with web development as your major. Students in this program take all of the “web core” courses.

The six required web core courses include:

  • Web Page Design and Development
  • Web Graphic Design and Development
  • Developing Multimedia and Rich Interactive Web Sites
  • Web Server Administration
  • Developing Web Applications with JavaScript and PHP
  • Developing Web Applications with ASP.NET

In addition, students take additional courses which teach you how to:

  • Designing iOS applications for Apple mobile devices
  • Create cross-platform and mobile applications using Java, Perl and Lua
  • Programming courses to give you a strong foundation in the basics of designing and coding a software program.
  • Database management course where you learn SQL, which is used with PHP/MySQL or ASP/SQL Server web applications.
  • Network operating systems courses, including an introduction to Unix and system administration, so you get a strong grasp of how to manage your web sites on different operating systems.
  • Manage simple projects and year long projects.

This degree prepares you for the widest range of jobs because you learn to integrate your knowledge of web development, web design, project management, networking, programming, and business and marketing.

Degree Requirements

Departmental Requirements (64 credits)
Departmental GPA must be 2.50 or higher

  • CSCI103 Survey of Computer Science 3
  • CSCI105 Intro. to Computer Programming 3
  • CSCI106 Web Page Design and Development 3
  • CSCI107 Web Graphic Design and Development 3
  • CSCI121 Principles of Programming 4
  • CSCI207 Developing Multimedia and Rich Interactive Web Sties 3
  • CSCI211 Database Applications 3
  • CSCI221 Computer Networks 3
  • CSCI248 Network Operating Systems I 3
  • CSCI263 Managing Computer Security 3
  • CSCI275 Web Server Administration 3
  • CSCI281 Intro. to UNIX and Networking 3
  • CSCI292 Computer Networking Project 4
  • CSCI325 Developing Web Applications with JavaScript and PHP 3
  • CSCI326 Developing Web Applications with ASP.NET 3
  • CSCI351 Mobile Applications Development 3
  • CSCI371 Multi-Platform Application Development 3
  • CSCI412 UNIX Network Administration 3
  • CSCI348 Networking Operating Systems II 3
    or
  • CSCI422 Network and Computer Security 3
  • CSCI418 Senior Project I 3
    and
  • CSCI419 Senior Project II 3
    or
  • CSCI428 Computer Science Co-operative Education I 3
    and
  • CSCI429 Computer Science Co-operative Education II 3
    or
  • CSCI438 Computer Science Research Project I 3
    and
  • CSCI439 Computer Science Research Project II 3

Support Courses (12 credits)

Free Electives (14-17)

General Education: All LSSU bachelor’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU general education core requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor’s degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.50 or higher is required in your Major, and a gpa of 2.00 or higher is required in your General Education Core Requirements

Associate Degree

Internet Network Specialist with a Web Development Concentration

Other students choose to complete an associate’s degree. You may choose to complete the associate degree and after continue on to finish your bachelor degree.

Students in this program are required to complete four of the web core courses.

  • Web Page Design and Development
  • Web Graphic Design and Development
  • Developing Multimedia and Rich Interactive Web Sites
  • Web Server Administration

Internet/Network Specialist with a Web Development Concentration

Students, who choose other careers, may also choose to minor in web development. You may choose to major in accounting, business and managements, teaching and physical and biological sciences and benefit by combining their knowledge of programming with your primary field.

  • Web Page Design and Development
  • Web Graphic Design and Development
  • Developing Multimedia and Rich Interactive Web Sites
  • Web Server Administration
  • Developing Web Applications with JavaScript and PHP

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Liberal Studies with a Web Development Minor

If you are interested in the marketing and business side of the web may choose to complete a degree in Liberal Studies. This degree provides the most flexibility as you select your two minors. Students may choose minors such as marketing, business and combine them with a minor in web development.

Internet/Network Specialist with a Web Development Concentration or Visual Arts Concentration

If you are interested in web design or graphic design, then a bachelor degree in Fine Art Studies might be the degree for you! In this degree program you can choose different options:

  • Web design and management concentration
  • Visual Arts concentration

Graphic designers create the visual layout and design of the web site and mobile application. Their job may also include production and design for other graphics and multimedia projects within the organization such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

Multimedia artists and animators may overlap with their responsibilitie with graphic designers. They are responsible for the creation of animation and visual effects for video, mobile applications, web sites, and other forms of media.

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Career Choices

It’s clear that the Web is a valuable asset to today’s business. From e-commerce applications to e-business applications, companies have embraced the Web to sell and distribute their products and services, market their company and products, recruit and hire employees, buy office supplies, manage employee calendar and email accounts, distribute documents and use messaging and video conferencing to collaborate with other colleagues and clients. None of this would exist if not for the work of the web developer!

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Note

In our program, students learn web development, web design, and web server maintenance, providing them with a broad range of marketable skills!