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Web Design and Development, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #394 (BCR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Web Design and Development program is offered by Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University). This program is a fusion of multiple disciplines: computer science, graphic design and product design.
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The Web Design and Development program is offered by Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University). Digital technology has changed the way we visualize, conceptualize and express our ideas. Students in the program will focus on a variety of methods of visual and information design for digital platforms and the development of these designs into real products using modern technologies and development practices. 

Students learn HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript, SASS, PHP, Ruby, MySQL, Swift, Git, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Sketch, Invision, Balsamiq, among other relevant applications and programming languages used in the industry. The culmination of this learning is demonstrated through a student being able to create sophisticated, large-scale digital products, such as websites and apps, meeting client and end-user requirements.

Students will learn to not only design and construct products for today, but also learn to continue their advancement as the technology and requirements of the professional field continues to advance at a rapid pace.


According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics “Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs, from about 3.9 million jobs to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024, in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the Internet in what is commonly referred to as the 'Internet of things,' and the continued demand for mobile computing.

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $81,430 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $36,200.”

Potential Careers: 

  • Web Design
  • App Design
  • Interaction Design
  • User Interface Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Graphic Design
  • HTML/CSS Development
  • Front-End Web Development
  • Javascript Development
  • Database Design & Development
  • App Development
  • CMS Theme Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pathways Seminar
  • Writing Seminar I: Written Communication
  • Debating U.S. Issues
  • Mathematics 
  • Principles of User Experience
  • Theory of Electronic Communication Seminar 
  • Typography & Iconography for Digital Media
  • Fundamentals of Web Programming
  • Foundations in Web Design & Strategy
  • Media Production
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Advanced Web Design & Strategy 
  • Javascript Programming
  • User Interface Design
  • Portfolio Development Seminar
  • Marketing in a Digital Environment
  • Web Design and Development Elective

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

To apply online as an undergraduate student, complete the Jefferson Online Application or Common Application and submit all supporting materials before the deadlines.

To be considered for admission to Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University), first year applicants must submit:

  • $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • SAT and/or ACT scores. The PhilaU code for the SAT is 2666 and the ACT is 3668.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor who can speak to your academic preparation and college readiness.
  • Essay of at least 250 words.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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