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Web & Mobile Application Development

Bachelor of Science or Arts in Information Networking and Telecommunications, Concentration: Web and Mobile Application Development

With a concentration in Web Development, you’ll have the opportunity to develop coding, design, and video and animation skills for the web and mobile devices. You’ll also learn e-commerce, work-flow and Web-based database development.

Built on the concept of media convergence, our program teaches electronic media as well as Web tools, software, scripting languages and databases. We’ll prepare you for the Certified Web Designer Apprentice (CWDSA) and Oracle Certified Associate certifications.

Our graduates work in business, government, education, entertainment, and health care organizations.

Program Summary

Bachelor of Arts
General Education Coursework (65 hours)
Core/Cross Concentration (39 hours)
Emphasis/Free Electives (20 hours)
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE (124 hours)

Bachelor of Science
General Education Coursework (55 hours)
Core/Cross Concentration ( 39 hours)
Emphasis/Free Electives (30 hours)
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE (124 hours)

INFORMATICS MAJOR CORE (18 hours)

  • INF 250 Introduction to Web Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 300 Foundations of Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 405 Research Methods in Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 430 Leadership in Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 490 Capstone Seminar in Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF/POLS 610 Public Policy, Ethics and Law in Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS: WEB (15 hours)

  • INF 650 Interactive Systems Design (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 651 Advanced Web Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 653 Web Scripting Languages (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 658 Law of Cyberspace (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 654 Introduction to Web-Enabled Databases: MySQL (3 Credit Hours)

CROSS CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE: MEDIA STUDIES (3 hours)
Choose one course.

  • INF 140 Introduction to Electronic Media (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 346 Video Production (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 348 Beginning Audio Production (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 349 Campus Television Station Operations (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 638 Electronic News and Field Production (3 Credit Hours)

CROSS CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE: COMPUTER NETWORKING & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

  • INF 291 Internetworking I (3 Credit Hours)

EMPHASIS OPTIONS (15 hours of electives)
You can add these options to further focus your degree on one area of emphasis:

WEB DATABASE/CODING

  • INF 678 Seminar in INT/Project Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 684 Foundations of Information Systems Security (3 Credit Hours)
  • MIS 330 Object-Oriented Development I or CSCI 369 Java Programming (3 Credit Hours)
  • MIS 335 Object-Oriented Development II (3 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 461 Programming Languages (3 Credit Hours)

WEB CREATIVE

  • INF 346 Video Production (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 633 Advanced Video Production (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 634 Graphics and Effects for Video and Film (3 Credit Hours)
  • ART 240 Basic Design* (3 Credit Hours)
  • ART 233 Computer-Assisted Graphic Design (3 Credit Hours)
  • ART 243 Graphic Design (3 Credit Hours)
  • ART 244 Creative Photography or ART 475 Topics in Art: Photographic Vision (3 Credit Hours)

*Should be elective taken in concentration and not counted in emphasis.

WEB WRITING

  • COMM 240 News Reporting (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 621 News Editing (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 625 Electronic Journalism (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 624 Continuity Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • ART 475 Topics in Art: Photographic Vision or COMM 129 Elements of Photography (3 Credit Hours)

MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

  • INF 306 Android Application Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 608 Special Topics: Introduction to iOS Programming (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 653 Web Scripting Languages (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 678 Seminar in INT/Mobile Web Application Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 678 Seminar in INT/Capstone in Mobile App Development (3 Credit Hours)

E-COMMERCE

  • INF 653 Web Scripting Languages (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 684 Foundations of Information Systems Security (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 678 Seminar in INT/Project Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • MKT 301 Marketing Principles (3 Credit Hours)
  • MKT 609 Strategic Electronic Marketing (3 Credit Hours)

IT SERVICES

  • INF 671 Linux in Networks (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 678 Seminar in INT/Unix Administration (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 678 Seminar in INT/Project Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 303 Computer Operating Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • MIS 304 Management Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)

COMPUTER NETWORKING (** required: choose 1 more from list)

  • INF 292 Internetworking II (CCNA Prep)** (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 293 Internetworking III (CCNA Prep)** (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 680 Network Architecture and Data Communications I** (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 681 Network Architecture and Data Communications II** (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 660 Global Telecom (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 662 Modern Telephony (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 664 Wireless and Cellular Systems (CWNA Prep) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 678 Seminar in INT/Unix Administration (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 685 Fundamentals of Network Security (MCNS, CSPFA) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 695 Advanced Routing (CCNP Prep 1) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 697 Advanced LAN Switching (CCNP Prep 3) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 698 Internetwork Troubleshooting (CCNP Prep 4) (3 Credit Hours)

GENERAL INT ELECTIVES FOR SELECTION

  • INF 420 Social Issues in Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 470 Workshop in INT (as approved by advisor) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 472 Readings in INT (as approved by advisor) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 473 Problems in INT (as approved by advisor) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 476 Apprenticeship in INT (as approved by advisor) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 479 Internship in INT (suggested; up to 6 hrs as approved by advisor) (3+ Credit Hours)

REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

  • COMM 318 Introduction to Organizational Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 110 College Algebra (or higher) (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 250 Elements of Statistics (3 Credit Hours)

RECOMMENDED CHOICES FOR FREE ELECTIVES

  • POLS 320 Introduction to Law (3 Credit Hours)

Leadership Studies Certificate

  • LDRS 300 Introduction to Leadership Concepts (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 302 Introduction to Leadership Behavior (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 310 Field Work in Leadership Studies (3 Credit Hours)
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