Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Technology - Web Design & Development Emphasis

The Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Technology with an emphasis in Digital Design has four basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Core Discipline Requirements
  3. Discipline Elective Requirements
  4. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy

The DSU Computer Literacy requirement is fulfilled by successfully completing the Computer Science Core Requirement courses CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming and CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming.

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
Information Literacy0-1
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Core Discipline Requirements
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
CS 1410Object Oriented Programming3
DES 1300Design I3
DES 2300Design II3
DES 2600Creative Imaging3
DES 2710Typography I3
ENGL 3010Writing in the Professions3
IT 1100Introduction to Unix/Linux3
IT 2400Intro to Networking3
IT 3100Systems Design and Administration I3
IT 4300Database Design & Management3
MATH 1100Business Calculus3-4
or MATH 1210 Calculus I
WEB 1400Web Design I: Fundamentals3
WEB 3100Interaction Design3
WEB 3200Web Application Development I3
WEB 3400Web Design II: Essentials3
WEB 3500Electronic Commerce3
WEB 3550Internet & eCommerce Marketing3
WEB 4200Web Application Development II3
WEB 4400Web Design III: Advanced Techniques3
WEB 4600Senior Project3
Discipline Electives Requirements
Complete 15 credits from the following:
ART 2060Digital Photography 13
CS 2420Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures3
CS 2450Software Engineering3
CS 3005Programming in C++3
CS 3010Mobile Application Development for Android3
CS 3020Mobile Application Development: iOS3
CS 3500Application Development3
DES 2800Digital Publishing3
DES 3300Intro to Digital Video Editing3
DES 36003-D Visualization3
DES 3800Branding3
DES 4650Publication Design3
IT 3110Systems Design and Administration II3
IT 4200Advanced Web Delivery3
IT 4400Network Design & Management3
IT 4500Information Security3
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles3
WEB 3450Software Engineering3
WEB 4900RIndependent Research1-3
WEB 4920Internship3
WEB 4990Seminar in Web Development3

NOTE: A course may only be used to fulfill one program requirement. Dual-listed courses may only be used once to fill requirements. Consult course descriptions in this catalog to verify dual-listed courses.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C- or higher in each Core Discipline and Elective Requirement course.

Graduation Plan 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
DES 1300 Design I 3
ENGL 1010
Introduction to Writing
or Introduction to Writing
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
MATH 1100 Business Calculus meets General Education (Mathematics) 3
WEB 1400 Web Design I: Fundamentals 3
Spring Semester
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming ( CS 1400 & CS 1410 meet Computer Literacy Requirement) 3
DES 2300 Design II 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
General Elective: DES 1100 - Intro to Digital Design 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming ( CS 1400 & CS 1410 meet Computer Literacy Requirement) 3
IT 1100 Introduction to Unix/Linux 3
WEB 3400 Web Design II: Essentials 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Fine Arts / GLOCUP) 3
Spring Semester
DES 2710 Typography I 3
IT 2400 Intro to Networking 3
IT 4300 Database Design & Management 3
WEB Elective 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
DES 2600 Creative Imaging 3
WEB 3200 Web Application Development I 3
WEB 3550 Internet & eCommerce Marketing 3
General Education (Life Sciences) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (Lab Science) 1
Spring Semester
ENGL 3010 Writing in the Professions 3
IT 3100 Systems Design and Administration I 3
WEB 3100 Interaction Design 3
WEB 4200 Web Application Development II 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
WEB 4400 Web Design III: Advanced Techniques 3
WEB 3500 Electronic Commerce 3
Web Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (Global & Cultural Perspectives) 3
WEB Elective 3
General Elective 1
Spring Semester
WEB 4600 Senior Project 3
Web Elective: Upper Division 3
Web Elective: Upper Division 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Total Hours120