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Succeed in a Technology Career with Web Application Development Skills

Web application developers create an interactive user experience that helps businesses succeed in the digital landscape. This specialization is a great addition to your degree if you’re interested in a tech-related career, both within and outside of the technology industry.

With a career in web application development, you might develop engaging web applications, use programming languages, analyze and test applications to meet needs of users, and perform routine maintenance, testing, and updates to applications.



This program consists of five lower-division, online courses for a total of 15 credit hours.

  • ITS330 Web Design and Development
    This course offers an introduction to design principles, practices, processes, and technologies associated with web design. Students will gain an understanding of HTML programming, cascading style sheets, and JavaScript. Students will explore the effects of web compliance and accessibility standards on web design. Prerequisite: ITS320.
  • ITS335 Human Computer Interaction
    This course provides an introduction to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) theories. Students will gain an understanding of the components required to design, evaluate, and implement and interactive computing system. The course will introduce concepts related to human psychology and perception, computer and interface system design, and system analysis. Prerequisite: ITS330.
  • ITS340 Introduction to Programming with Java Script
    In this course, students will learn object-oriented programming concepts using the JavaScript language. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply concepts of software design, encapsulation, and testing using JavaScript. Students will apply the JavaScript language in the creation of interactive web applications. Prerequisite: ITS320.
  • ITS345 Web Development Principles with PHP
    In this course, students will demonstrate the ability to create web applications using the PHP scripting language. Students will be able to develop database-driven web applications using an appropriate database. Students will gain the knowledge necessary to create client and server web application components. Prerequisite: ITS320.
  • ITS410 Database Management
    This course teaches students to design, implement, and use database management systems. Students gain a working knowledge of available software packages, concepts of query languages, software integration services, and security considerations. Students will also learn fundamentals of structured query language (SQL) in developing common queries and reports. (This course is also offered through SSA. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an "SSA" suffix.)


A specialization in Web Application Development pairs well with the following:

Why You Should Consider an Undergraduate Specialization

When you earn your bachelor’s degree through CSU Global, you can customize your degree to meet your professional goals and personal interests. With just five additional, lower-division courses, you can earn a specialization along with your bachelor’s degree. Similar to a minor, or degree concentration, an undergraduate specialization lets you explore a second area of interest. Provide proof that you’re dedicated and invested in the career you want with additional skills in the field.

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