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B.S. in Computer Science - Web Design

Begin your computer career in the highly-demanded web design field

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in web design is designed for students who want to pursue a computer science undergraduate degree with a specialization in web design. The program is designed to provide students with the skills and the set of tools they need to succeed within the fast-growing web design field. These skills will be developed and enriched further by the computer science major core courses. The curriculum is designed to keep students current with a continuously changing field.

Why Earn Your B.S. in Computer Science - Web Design?

Careers for web developers and digital designers are projected to grow much faster than average for other occupations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for digital designers and web developers is $83,240. Furthermore, with the increasing age of the Baby Boomer generation, the number of jobs in this type of role is expected to increase by 16% over the next 10 years—much faster than the average growth rate of all occupations (3%).

The Computer Science program provides a solid foundation in core computer science courses coupled with highly specialized courses in web design. This helps students to gain the theoretical and practical knowledge they need to be ready for the job market. With this degree, students can pursue various career paths, from software engineering to web development and design. The skills and set of tools that the students will learn in this degree will lead to a wide range of job opportunities that the tech market needs.

In today’s digital landscape, it is crucial to have a strong online presence for business. Having a web design background with the right blend of computer science courses, graduates are well-prepared to enter the highly-demanded tech market with a competitive edge over other graduates.

Web Designer Average Salary is $83,000



About the Program

Our computer science degree with a web design concentration strives to provide students with the set of skills they need to succeed in a rapidly expanding IT industry. Our curriculum was developed with three major priorities:

  • Foundational Computer Science Core Knowledge
  • Project-Based Learning and Portfolio Development
  • Industrial-Relevant Skill Development

As with most of our programs, the Computer Science program prioritizes project-based learning. Students will complete a strategy capstone that asks them to synthesize their knowledge and skills to work on real-world relevant projects. In addition, students will have a significant project in most of their classes intended to allow them to practice the skills covered by that class.

Students enrolled in the web design concentration will be involved in hands-on training through regular class labs and a capstone course that is designed to keep up with the latest technologies in web design. Students will be taking some of their classes using the RIZE platform, which will help students enhance their set of skills and teach them new tools used in current web design technologies.

Thinking about a degree and career in Design (Interactive, Web, UX/UI)

The capstone course (CMPSC 393) will significantly enhance student learning outcomes and engagement. It will introduce students to project-based learning and peer learning and collaborations, involve industrial experts and guest speakers, and apply the latest technologies related to user-centered design. The capstone class will be provided by RIZE.

  • Students will design, implement, and publish a new website.
  • Students will learn product usability, the basics of User Experience (UX) design and research, and how to build wireframes and prototypes.
  • Students will be able to build effective user experiences through a rigorous process of implementing best practices, testing designs, and iterating.
  • Students will be able to design and implement a mobile app or website prototype and iterate upon it based on user feedback.

Why should prospective students choose SXU for their degree?

  • Highly qualified faculty.
  • Small class sizes allow for close interaction with your professors and student colleagues.
  • You will develop the habit of lifelong learning to be able to keep up with a continuously changing IT market.
  • Saint Xavier University’s core values of service, integrity, and excellence, critically important in the IT industry, support your development as an asset to your employer and community.

The Game Design minor offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Education is an excellent complement to the Game Development concentration. This minor has significant career potential as it provides grounding in digital and web design.

The Computer Science minor is an alternative to the Computer Science major with Game Development concentration. It consists of six courses, four of which are electives. The student can choose game development courses to fulfill the elective requirements.

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