Web Development Degree

Web development involves engineering software applications to be used on the Internet. The applications created by a web developer are served to a client computer (visitor) through his/her web browser via a server. In order to do this effectively, a developer must be trained to write code using a variety of programming languages and technologies which include (but are not limited to) HTML, PHP, XML, JavaScript, Java, C#, Perl, ASP, and CSS. The developer must also have a good working knowledge of relational databases to be competitive in today’s market. He/she must be knowledgeable about the differences in browsers in order to create applications that will work properly for all visitors to the site.


The courses for degrees in web development vary depending on the program. However, below are some examples of common concepts taught in a web development program.

  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • SQL Server 2000
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Access 2000
  • Microsoft Office 2000
  • HTML
  • VB
  • Script
  • ASP
  • Flash MX (with ActionScript)
  • Dreamweaver MX.


There are a variety of programs that can be used for web development. The more “tools in your toolbox” gives you more versatility as a web developer. Below are a few examples of web development software that are helpful to be trained in.

  • Public PHP Classes
  • Public ASP Classes
  • Public Perl Classes
  • Public Ruby on Rails Classes
  • Public ColdFusion Classes Public Ajax Classes

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