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Bachelor of Science in Digital Technology and Design with an Emphasis in Web Design Online

Bachelor of Science in Digital Technology and Design with an Emphasis in Web Design Online


Program Overview

Why You Should Earn Our B.S. in Digital Technology & Design – Web Design Degree


Be ready to join the ranks of innovative web designers with the Bachelor of Science in Digital Technology and Design with an Emphasis in Web Design online program from Arkansas State University. With this in-demand degree, you will develop essential skills and industry knowledge for real-world, user-focused web designs such as websites, apps and other emerging digital products.

icon $258 Per Credit Hour
icon Up to 90 Hours Transfer Credits
icon 120 Credit Hours
icon $258 Per Credit Hour
icon Up to 90 Hours Transfer Credits
icon 120 Credit Hours

In A-State’s 100% online B.S. in Digital Technology & Design – Web Design program, you will learn how to create websites and cloud-based apps that are engaging, attractive and user-friendly with smooth, seamless functionality. Coursework covers the gamut from the elements of interactive design to the latest development technology.

With a curriculum focused on work-relevant skills, you will master the foundations of Swift® programming language and popular front-end development web languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. As part of the program, you will use your newly gained expertise in design and development to create a fully functioning portfolio website, an important tool to showcase your talents to potential employers.

As a graduate, you will be prepared for top web design careers, including:

  • Front End Web Developer
  • Web Designer
  • UI/UX Developer
  • Software Interface Designer
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Increase Your Earning Potential

Earning your bachelor’s degree could increase your first-year income by an average of 77%– Arkansas Research Center, 2019

Tuition

Take Advantage of Pay-as-You-Go Tuition that’s Easy on Your Budget


Our B.S. in Digital Technology & Design – Web Design online program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents. Administrative fees are included in the tuition.

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Tuition Per Credit Hour $258
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $774
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$218.00 $40.00 $258.00 $654.00 $120.00 $774.00

Calendar

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Designed to fit your schedule, the B.S. in Digital Technology & Design – Web Design online program features multiple start dates and accelerated courses.

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Fall 2021 7 wk 08/24/2021 10/08/2021 08/09/2021 08/13/2021 08/19/2021 08/20/2021 09/25/2021
7 wk 10/18/2021 12/10/2021 10/04/2021 10/08/2021 10/14/2021 10/15/2021 11/27/2021
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Admissions

See the Qualifications for Admission to the Online B.S. Degree at A-State


A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process for both new students and transfers. Students who are interested in the B.S. in Digital Technology & Design – Web Design online program must meet the following admission requirements.

  • When completing the online application, select 100% online student and then complete all the steps in the application process.
  • Select three emphasis areas and submit this form.
  • Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit an official High School Transcript with at least a 2.75 GPA or GED score of 500 (if taken prior to 2002) or 525 (if taken in or since 2002). The High School/GED requirement is waived for students who have previously successfully completed 13 or more transferrable college credit hours.
  • Submit official Test Scores (e.g., ACT and SAT). Test scores are considered official if they are delivered directly to us from a testing center or from your high school on your official transcript. Test scores are valid for a period of five years from the date of the exam. The test score requirement is waived for students who have previously successfully completed 24 or more transferrable college credit hours.
    • ACT test scores of 21 or greater on the composite score as well as 19 on the Math, Reading, and English sub-scores
    • SAT test score of 1070
  • Cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on previous college coursework.
  • No remediation courses are available for this program. If a student does not show test scores that clear the need for remediation, they must show completion of or readiness for the following program courses:
    • English requirement: Students may be considered eligible for admission based on completion of English Composition I, English Composition II, or Writing Fundamentals with a grade of C or better.
    • Math requirement: Students may be considered eligible for admission based on completion of College Algebra or Intermediate Algebra with a grade of D or better.
  • No conditional admission status is available for this program.
  • Foreign born students must submit an attested or notarized copy of their high school diploma in English. Students seeking to transfer from a non-U.S. university or college must submit official transcripts from these institutions. Transcripts will be evaluated by Arkansas State University. Proof of English proficiency may be required.

Additional Information

Students that have attended any other institution of higher education must meet the following requirements.

When the student has:

  • Less than 12 college hours: submit official final high school transcript and official test scores.
  • 13 - 23 college hours: have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average on cumulative transcripts and official test scores.
  • 24 or more college hours: have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average on cumulative transcripts.

Test scores are valid for five years from date of exam.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses

Find out about the curriculum for our online B.S. in Digital Technology & Design – Web Design


To earn your B.S. in Digital Technology & Design – Web Design online degree, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. The program includes 38 credit hours of general education courses, 24 credit hours of major courses, 12 credit hours of emphasis courses and 46 credit hours of elective courses. Students can finish faster by transferring previously earned credit hours. Transfer credit hours will be evaluated during the admission process.

GRFX 1112: Design Literacy

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2

This course is an introduction to design literacy, color theory, typography and composition.

GRFX 2783: Human Centered Design

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Course features app design concepts, prototyping app interfaces and user testing.

CS 1114: Concepts of Programming

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on conceptualizing, prototyping and testing application interfaces with a respect for the real needs and desires of human users. This course requires three or more hours per week outside of class. Restricted to B.S. in Digital Technology & Design students. Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in GRFX 1111, GRFX 1112 and GRFX 2703.

ENG 3023: Creative Writing

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the instruction and practice in the writing of poetry, fiction and drama. May be repeated with change of literary category.

PSY 3613: Cultural Psychology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on issues of how human culture impacts the individual’s behavior, attitudes and mental health.

GRFX 4773: Design Build I

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

User Experience Design focusing on the complete workflow of iOS app development. This course requires three or more hours per week outside of class. Restricted to B.S. in Digital Technology & Design majors. Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in GRFX 3733 and GRFX 3783.

GRFX 4603: Graphic Design Internship

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The internship features supervised work in a professional graphic design setting. May be repeated for credit.

GRFX 4792: Digital Innovations Portfolio

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Professional portfolio presentation capstone. Restricted to B.S in Digital Technology & Design students. Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in GRFX 4783.

Students in the B.S. in Digital Technology & Design – Web Design online program must take the following courses with a choice between MDIA 3373 or DIGI 2003.

MDIA 3373: Introduction to Internet Communications

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introductory course in the use of the Internet as a communication delivery system. The course addresses Internet history, its development and future applications for communicators. Basic computer competency required.

DIGI 2003: Introduction to Coding with Swift

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Foundations in coding using Swift language. Practical application of the tools, techniques, and concepts needed to build a basic iOS app.

GRFX 2703: Interaction Design

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the concepts of good website design as well as an introduction to HTML and CSS.

GRFX 3703: Front End Web Development

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Advanced HTML and CSS techniques to create sophisticated web page layouts that adhere to standards-based guidelines; introduction to client-side web interactivity using the jQuery library. Each student is required to create a full featured, graphic design portfolio website. It is expected that students will spend a minimum of three additional clock hours per week on work outside the scheduled class time. Prerequisites, a grade of C or better in GRFX 2703.

GRFX 4703: Advanced Digital Studio

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Continuation of digital design work with an emphasis on development of personal direction. This course requires three or more hours per week outside of class. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in GRFX 3703.

You must take 46 hours of electives to satisfy the 120 credit hours required for this program. Choose courses with the assistance of an advisor and per your degree plan. Electives can come from any courses offered as long as prerequisites are met.

You must take the following courses.

First-year course

You must take the following Making Connections course.

UC 1013: Making Connections

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Required course for all first semester freshmen. Course content is centered around the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful ASU student, including academic performance, problem solving, critical thinking, self-management and group building skills, university policies and other relevant issues.

Communication Requirement 

Must have 6 credit hours of the following courses.

ENG 1003: Composition I

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Study and practice of fundamentals of written communication, including principles of grammar, punctuation, spelling, organization, and careful analytical reading. Prerequisite, with grade of C or better, for ENG 1013.

ENG 1013: Composition II

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Continues the practice of ENG 1003 to develop further the skills learned in that course. Based on reading and discussion of various types of writing, the students’ essays will provide practice in different kinds of rhetorical development, including research and documentation.

Mathematics Requirement 

Must have 3 to 4 credit hours or any higher level mathematics course for which College Algebra is a prerequisite. The course listed below is the only one offered online through A-State at this time.

MATH 1043: Quantitative Reasoning

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Quantitative Reasoning Quantitative reasoning as the approach to understanding relationships using mathematical and algebraic methodologies. Contemporary topics will be used to identify, analyze, generalize, and communicate quantitative relationships.

Arts and Humanities Requirement 

Students must complete three courses from this section. At least one must be a fine arts course, one humanities, and one English course. Please note that Intro to the Literature of the Western World I ENG 2003 and Intro to the Literature of the Western World II ENG 2013 are offered online through Arkansas State University. Other Fine Arts courses not offered online are ART 2501, THEA 2503, PHIL 1103.

ENG 2003: World Literature to 1660

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from early civilizations through the Renaissance.

ENG 2013: World Literature Since 1660

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from the Renaissance to the present.

MUS 2503: Fine Arts – Music

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to music for the listener who has had no formal musical training or experience. A study of musical styles and composers and their cultural and historical contexts.

Social Sciences Requirement 

Three of the following courses must be completed. At least one course must be selected from SOC 2213, HIST 2773, or POSC 2103. Please note that POSC 2103, Introduction to American Government, and SOC 2213, Introduction to Sociology are offered online through Arkansas State University. Other social science courses that can be taken but not offered online are ECON 2313, ECON 2333, POSC 1003.

POSC 2103: Introduction to US Government

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The constitution, government, and politics of the United States.

SOC 2213: Introduction to Sociology

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Human society and social behavior.

PSY 2013: Introduction to Psychology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the important scientific, principles of individual human behavior from biological, cognitive, social, and behavioral perspectives.

Life Science Requirement 

One of the following courses and lab must be completed. Please note that Biological Science BIO 1003 and Laboratory for Biological Science BIO 1001 are offered online through Arkansas State University. Other courses that may be taken but not offered online are BIO 1033, BIO 1063, BIO 2013.

BIO 1003: Biological Science

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The major characteristics and processes of life emphasizing the human organism. Promotes understanding of diversity and unity among living organisms with focus on ecological interactions and responsibilities of people within their social and natural environment. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Must be taken with BIO 1001.

BIO 1001: Biological Science Lab

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 1

Laboratory, must be taken with BIO 1003. There will be a fee when purchasing the LabKit. Please visit the tuition and fees page for pricing.

Physical Sciences Requirement 

CHEM 1043: Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry I

Duration: Varies  |  Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to selected fundamental concepts including dimensional analysis, mole concept, atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, intermolecular interactions, gases, mixtures, kinetics, equilibrium and acid base chemistry. Fall, Summer.

CHEM 1041: Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry Lab

Duration: Varies  |  Credit Hours: 1

Special course fees apply. Prerequisite or co-requisite of CHEM 1043. Fall, Summer.

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