BA in Web Technologies
This program provides students a foundation in the design and development of websites and web applications using WordPress as an example platform to build these skills to serve business needs. Web Technologies are ever evolving, with new tools, apps, sites, and algorithms changing the norms and best practices in the field on a constant basis. To that end, courses will always reflect the prevailing technology and web design tools of the times.
Students will also pursue a specialized skillset by selecting a track: Development, Data, or Design and Media, to fit their professional interests and goals. Each track, built by stacking two certificates, provides a different core skill set for pursuing specific roles in the IT landscape. Students completing one or more of these certificates, who have not completed their undergraduate degree, can apply certain certificate courses toward their BA in Web Technologies.
- Computer Science Certificate
- Introduction to Data Science Certificate
- New Media Communication Certificate
FASTRACK Program benefits
- Designed for those interested in Web Developer, Web Designers, Web Analysts, Social Media Analysts, and Software Engineer roles
- Earn your degree from an accredited, non-profit college, with a 100-year track record of quality in adult education
- Accelerated 8-week courses allow you to complete your degree quickly
- Online or on-campus—learn with other adult students who, like you, bring experience and knowledge to the classroom
- Learn from Loyola Department of Computer Science professors and Industry Experts at the top of their fields
|Total Number of Major Courses||10|
|Total Number of Major Credit Hours||30 credit hours|
|Start Terms||Students can begin during any of the 5 sessions throughout the academic year.|
|Transfer Credit Accepted Toward Major||
15 credit hours / 5 coursesTransfer credit can be applied to up to three courses within each track and two courses toward base requirements.
|Schedule Format for Major Courses||Major courses offered in 8-week sessions in an online format with evening and Saturday morning meeting times.|
|Schedule Format for Other Courses
(Core, mission, and school requirements)
|Courses offered in 8-week sessions with fully online options, which may include both synchronous and asynchronous components with either evening or Saturday morning meetings.|
|Online. This major can be completed fully online.|
|Graduate Pathway||Each of the tracks provide students with a foundation to further build and advance their skills through graduate education. A number of pathways would be available: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, Data Analytics, Data Science, Digital Media studies. Specifically, the Development track includes coursework that applies toward the Graduate Certificate in Web Programming.|
|Application and Admission Requirements||Application
Official transcripts from all prior institutions
2.0 GPA or higher and in good standing at all prior institutions
|Tuition and Fees|
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