The Web Design minor equips students with the knowledge and skills required to design and develop websites. Students take courses in Computer Science, Fine Arts, and Psychology. In the course of their studies students will learn how humans process information and how to graphically represent information in a useful and meaningful way.  Upon completion of this minor, students will be prepared to design and develop web sites as communication tools for people to use and experience.

Minor requirements include:

  1. Full-time degree candidates from any major.
  2. Formal registration for the minor should preferably be completed no later than the 2nd semester of the junior year.
  3. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required at the time of registration.
  4. Successful completion of five courses selected from the lists below, (2 computer science, 2 fine arts, and 1 psychology). A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required in these 5 courses to be awarded the minor.

     

    Computer Science Courses

    Students must complete either CS 205  or CS 338 , and one other course from the list below:

    • CS 101 - Digital Literacy
    • CS 205 - The Internet: Fundamentals and Issues
    • CS 250 - Human-Computer Interaction
    • CS 255 - Computer Graphics
    • CS 338 - Internet and Web-Based Systems
    • CS 450 - Selected Topics in Computer Science
    • *
    • CS 481 - Internship (one course)
    • *
    • CS 400 - Independent Study
    • *

    Fine Arts Courses

    Students must complete FAS 376   Art and Design for the Web and one other course from the list below:

    • FAS 272 - Digital Art & Imaging I
    • FAS 274 - Graphic Design I
    • FAS 270 - Visual Communication
    • FAS 375 - Typography and Design
    • Special Topics*
    • Internship*
    • Independent Study*
    • *as appropriate and approved by the director of the minor.

    Psychology

    Students must complete one course from the list below:

    • PY 101 - General Psychology
    • PY 211 - Cross Cultural Psychology
    • PY 304 - Cognitive Psychology
    • PY 315 - Social Psychology