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Bachelor of Science

Computer Science – Web Design

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Academics / School of Science, Technology and Health / Computer Science – Web Design


Do you have a favorite website that you often visit for news, research, shopping or entertainment? A web designer was responsible for providing you with that information by designing, building and implementing technical applications to create the website. Tiffin University’s web design program will teach you how to use technology to connect consumers and businesses in engaging and productive ways. You’ll hone your design and technical abilities. You’ll thrive in a creative and fulfilling career.

Learn more about our Computer Science program.

TU’s web design program is designed to provide students the practical knowledge and skills to build robust websites and web applications for desktop computers and mobile devices such as phones and tablets. The program was designed with the specific intent of producing students with strong skills in UX and visual design, marketing and programming. Students will learn to follow industry protocols and to use modern programming languages, database structures and frameworks to create, deploy and maintain websites and applications.

Students will have the opportunity to earn a number of industry certifications including the MCSA: Web Applications (Microsoft Certification). These nearly 20 certifications, partnered with a degree in computer science, will give you a clear competitive advantage when it comes to job placement.

Programmed for Success
  • Study with professors who bring years of industry leadership and experience to the classroom.
  • Work in an advanced computer science lab with the most up-to-date software environments and equipment.
  • Acquire skills that will be vital in a variety of technical and non-technical roles.
  • You’ll complete a required professional internship, and the opportunities in the field for internships are abundant.
  • The TU School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

This is a program that will prepare you in every way for the IT world. You’ll study with knowledgeable professors who bring years of IT experience. An industry-informed curriculum will prepare you to take industry certifications, which are built into the courses. And, along with computer and web design concepts, you’ll learn the basic skills of communication, organization, critical thinking and teamwork – soft skills that are critical to the success of any IT professional.

Additionally, Tiffin is an Amazon Web Services Academy, enabling us to provide a cloud-computing curriculum that prepares you to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs. The curriculum is at the forefront of AWS Cloud innovation and will equip you with the skills you need to get hired in one of the fastest-growing industries.

A Practical, Professional Education
  • Industry certifications are built into course work and you will be prepared for:
    • Excel
    • Microsoft Client
    • Network +
    • Security+
    • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
    • Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST) or Certified Associate in Software Quality
    • HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
    • Introduction to Programming Using Python
    • Access Specialist
    • Programming in C#
    • A+ Certification
    • Server+/Microsoft Server 2016
    • Linux+ or RedHat Certification
    • ICDN1
    • ICDN2
    • Cloud+/Microsoft Cloud
    • Linux +
    • AWS Cloud
  • Tiffin is an Amazon Web Services Academy, enabling us to provide a cloud-computing curriculum that prepares you to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs.
  • Tiffin University is a Certiport Authorized Testing Center and a Pearson Vue Testing Center, enabling you to take most of the certification exams right on campus.

In the web design program, you’ll learn by doing, as you combine web design concepts with hands-on practice. Most of our classes are hands-on, where you’ll actively work on projects based on in-class learning. You’ll work with the same equipment and software that is utilized in the industry. You’ll participate in a 150-hour professional internship, gaining valuable industry experience. You’ll see firsthand the industry at work through field trip visits. And, you’ll hear from accomplished IT professionals, who visit our campus to speak on current topics.

Bringing Knowledge to Practice
  • In web classes, you’ll engage in project-based learning, working with real equipment and software.
  • In your second-to-last course of the program, CST460 Research in Computer Science, you’ll focus on a project through the term, encompassing all areas of course work and putting knowledge into practice.
  • In the final course, CST470 Internship, you’ll work professionally within an organization for a minimum of 150 hours gaining practical experience and learning what life is like working in the industry.
  • Hands-on IT projects working with the local community are at times incorporated into course work.
  • Clubs and organizations – such as the Tiffin University ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) Student Chapter, or what we call Technology Club – offer insights into real-world learning.

General Education Core (37 hours)

Computer Science Core (3 hours per course, 48 hours Total)
  • MKT151 Introductory Marketing
  • CST155 Introduction to Operating Systems
  • ACC210 Financial Accounting
  • MGT201 Management of Organizations
  • CST201 Introduction to Programming
  • LAW211 Business Law I
  • ECO222 Principles of Microeconomics
  • CST230 Networking Fundamentals
  • CDS244 Cyber Security
  • CST280 Database I
  • CST285 Spreadsheets and Analytics
  • FIN301 Business Finance
  • CST412 IT Project Management
  • CST460 Research in Computer Science
  • CST470 Internship
  • MGT495 Organizational Strategy
Concentration: Web Design (3 hours per course, 21 hours total)
  • ART325 Graphic Design
  • CST255 Internet and Website Development
  • DMD320 Web Design
  • DMD134 Introduction to Digital Media
  • WDM I User Experience I – Understanding the User Experience (RIZE)
  • WDM II User Experience II – Building Compelling User Experience (RIZE)
  • WDM III User Experience III – Capstone Project – Goal Oriented Web Design (RIZE)
Total BS hours = 127-135

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.


Introduction to Digital Media (DMD 134) – This course will provide an overview of digital media design. Students will gain introductory skills in photography, video production, and multimedia as they relate to visual problem solving. Additionally, students will explore potential professions within the field of digital media design.

Internet and Website Design (CST 255) – Topics covered are the Internet and its parts such as the World Wide Web and web-site development. The student will learn to create web sites using the current tools such as Notepad++ or another development environment along with languages such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS for the internet, intranets and extranets. This course will qualify a student to sit for the Microsoft 98- 375 HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals certification exam through the Microsoft Corporation to obtain a Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification or other comparable certification.

Web Design (DMD 320) – In this course students develop a fully-functional e-portfolio website where their work in the digital media design program will be showcased for potential employers. Building upon web design skills from CIS 201 and CIS 255, students will make decisions related to layout, functionality, accessibility and hosting.

Graphic Design (ART 325) – This course will investigate the mechanics of visual perception using digital design tools. Focus will be on the formal properties of design including space, line, plane, mass, shape, texture, and color; and the organizational fundamentals of unity, balance, rhythm, and movement. Students will prepare and produce a series of digital design projects that are relevant to professional practices. Emphasis will be given to the principles of planning and visual thinking needed to communicate ideas. Problem solving on an individual and group level will be stressed.


On Campus – Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August


All Computer Science concentrations offered:

Employment of web designers is projected to increase as e-commerce continues to grow. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of web designer jobs will grow over 200 percent faster than the national average in 2018 through 2028. Web designers can work in many different areas. They can be self-employed, work in medium- to large-size organizations or pursue consulting. The field can be limited to basic design, or expand into marketing, advertising and publishing.

  • Applications Developer
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Technical Project/Program Manager
  • UX designer
  • UX researcher
  • Web Administrator
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Cooper Tire
  • First Energy
  • Marathon
  • Webster
  • Local school districts

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Alexandra Tozzie
Class of 2018
Louisville, Colorado
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