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Web Design and Development

Be a part of the future. Butler's Web Design and Development program immerses students in the design and development of web technologies that people use every day on computers, tablets, and mobile devices.

As a Web Design and Development major, you will:

  • Learn front-end and back-end development of interactive web-content.
  • Develop, test, and complete a variety of usable projects.
  • Design appealing visual elements.
  • Master HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and other programming languages.

A degree in Web Design and Development will prepare students to find employment in a variety of job markets. With the expansion of e-commerce, web design and development professionals are in high demand and students from this degree program will have a highly sought educational background in both design and development, putting them ahead of their competition. In addition—students have the option of completing their degree in just three years

Major in Web Design and Development

Students choosing Web Design and Development as their major will be required to fulfill 36 credit hours within the major. Required courses include:

  • WDD 108, Multimedia Graphics (3)
  • WDD 219, Design for the World Wide Web (3)
  • WDD 306, Multimedia Design & Production (3)
  • WDD 308, Interactive Design (3)
  • WDD 319, The User Experience (3)
  • WDD 419, Interactive Web Development (3)
  • WDD 422, New Media Distribution (3)
  • WDD 440, Web Design and Development Internship (3)
  • MI 452, Entertainment Media and the Law (3)
  • CME 457, Capstone (3)
  • CS 142, Introduction to Computer Science and Programming (3)
  • MK 280, Intro to Marketing (3)

In addition, students will be required to satisfy the Butler University Core curriculum as well as the CCOM requirements of Public Speaking, Media Literacy, Communication & Culture, and Foreign Language (3 credit hours at a 204 level or above or scoring an intermediate level or above on a proctored exam).

A minor (recommended) or concentration is required, comprising 12-24 hours. A second major also fulfills this requirement.

Additional hours of free electives, combined with the above, to complete the 126 hours needed for graduation.

Minor in Web Design and Development

Students interested in a minor in Web Design and Development will take a total of 12 credit hours made up of the following required courses:

  • WDD 108, Multimedia Graphics (3)
  • WDD 219, Design for the World Wide Web (3)
  • WDD 306, Multimedia Design & Production (3)
  • WDD 308, Interactive Design (3)

In addition, select courses totaling 6 credit hours from the following list:

  • MK 280, Intro to Marketing (3)
  • WDD 319, The User Experience (3)
  • WDD 419, Interactive Web Development (3)
  • WDD 422, New Media Distribution (3)

The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum. Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.