BS in Web Design & Development Online Courses

At Champlain College Online we design our online programs for working adults, and there's nowhere this is more evident than in our curricula. The online web design and development associate and bachelor's degree programs are composed of professional courses, web design courses,  web development courses and general education courses that provide foundational knowledge and immediate take-aways that can be applied on the job. These courses are focused, relevant, and delivered in an accelerated 7-week format.  (Note: Select courses are 15 weeks long. Due to the complex nature of the content of some courses, the courses cannot be condensed into 7-week sessions.)

Earn a Certificate Along the Way

In addition, we've designed this program so that as you work your way through the curriculum and complete the online web development courses and web design courses, you'll earn a certificate in a chosen area of specialization before you've earned your degree. Talk to your academic advisor for details.

Professional Courses

 Course # Course TitleCredits
WEBD 110 Designing Digital Images for the Web 3
WEBD 210 Writing for the Web 3
WEBD 215 Web Site Design 3
WEBD 350 Web Media 3
WEBD 370 Usability in Website and Software Design 3
CMIT 135 Introduction to Computer Systems 3
WEBD 125 Web Page Development I - HTML 3
CMIT 200 Relational Database Design & SQL 3
WEBD 310 Server Side Scripting - PHP 3
WEBD 330 Client Side Scripting - Javascript 3
WEBD 225 Web Page Development II - CSS & XML 3
MKTG 200 The Strategic Marketing Process 3
EBUS 210 Retail Internet Business 3
MKTG 250 Digital Marketing 3
CMIT 130 Networking Fundamentals 3
CMIT 140 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
WEBD 220 Internet and Web Architecture 3
CYBR 210 Foundations of Cybersecurity 3
CMIT 450 Senior Seminar Project 3
Technical Electives Technical Electives (choose from electives below to earn embedded certificates) 9
 Total Credits From Professional Courses 66

 Technical Electives (Choose 9 credits)

 Course # Course TitleCredits

Internship Elective

  WEBD 490 Internship 3

Web Design Embedded Certificate 

Earned after completing required courses plus one of the following:

  WEBD 340 Animation & Interactivity II 3
  WEBD 120 Introduction to Virtual Worlds 3
  WEBD 320 Streaming Media Technology 3

Web Programming Embedded Certificate

Earned after completing required courses plus one of the following:

  WEBD 430 Advanced Client Side Scripting 3
  WEBD 325 Advanced PHP Programming 3

Internet Marketing Embedded Certificate

Earned after completing required courses plus all of the following:

 EBUS 411A Search Engine Optimization 1
 EBUS 411B Google Adwords 1
 EBUS 411C Web Analytics 1

General Education Courses

 Course # Course TitleCredits
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 270 Intercultural Communication 3
ENGL 111 Critical Reading & Expository Reading I 3
ENGL 112 Critical Reading & Expository Reading II 3
MGMT 260 Project Management 3
MGMT 230 Financial Systems for Management 3
MATH 180 Introduction to Statistics 3
PHIL 340 Ethics in the Professions 3
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
COMM 360 Social Interaction/Digital Age 3
PHIL 210 Critical Thinking 3
ECON 205 or
ECON 210
Microeconomics or Macroeconomics 3
Arts / Humanities / Social Science / Math / Science Electives 18
Total Credits from General Education Courses 54
Total Credits to Earn This Degree 120