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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Web Programming & Design, BS

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About the Program

Before most web sites and mobile applications are launched, there is a vast amount of planning, programming and testing that takes place. When you study web programming and design at Purdue University, you will gain expertise in all aspects of this development process.

Each web and mobile project has its own set of requirements. Will it need to allow financial transactions? Does it need to store and retrieve customer information? How will it operate on different platforms?

The courses in the web programming and design major will help you answer those questions and design a final product that is functional, secure, and user-friendly. From PHP and open source MySQL to the Microsoft and ASP environments, you will gain a broad spectrum of programming capabilities and concepts that will allow you to prosper and adapt in this constantly changing industry.

Special Features

  • Combine programming expertise with design sensibilities to be more marketable
  • Take advantage of other departmental expertise to add user experience and animation skills
  • Capitalize on the increasing demand for interactive experiences on every platform
  • Pair your skills with campus entrepreneurial efforts to prepare for your own business or service.
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Web Programming and Design  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

120 Credit Hours to Graduate
“C-” or better required in all major courses

Departmental/Program Major Courses (41 credits)

Major Selectives* ‐ Select 3 of the following courses (9 credits)


  • CGT Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CGT Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CGT Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (28 credits)

Electives (51 credits)

  • Human Behavior Humanities for core - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science Selective for core - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities Elective - Credit Hours: 6.00
  • Technical Elective - Credit Hours: 9.00
  • Advanced English Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Management Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CGT Global Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 15.00

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements

Credits 14

Credits 15

Fall 2nd Year

Credits 16

Spring 2nd Year

Credits 15

Fall 3rd Year

Credits 15

Spring 3rd Year

Credits 15

Fall 4th Year

Credits 15

Spring 4th Year

Credits 15


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement

Students must earn a “C-” or better in all CGT courses.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Purdue policy states that a student may attempt a course no more than three (3) times. An attempt is defined as all courses displayed on a student’s transcript including, but not limited to A,B,C,D,E,F,W,WF,I and IF


For Supplemental CGT Information click here .

Degree Requirements

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

myPurdue Plan is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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