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College of Letters and Science Web Development Degree

Major

LEAD THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION WITH A DEGREE IN WEB DEVELOPMENT

In today’s connected world, digital and web-based experiences are the backbone of successful products and services. The Web Development program at UW-Stevens Point emphasizes training students in the design, development, and evaluation of interactive technologies.

Job prospects for Web Development (WD) graduates are excellent in areas such as user experience (UX) design and research, user interface (UI) design, interaction design, e-commerce, mobile design and development, and website design, development, and administration. Computing and New Media Technologies graduates majoring and minoring in Web Development rank among the top on campus in gaining employment in applicable fields or continuing studies in a related field.

US Dollars80,000
Median Salary
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13Percent
Growth through 2030
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85Percent
Hired from Internship

The employment growth rate for web developers and digital designers is projected at 13% higher than for other occupations, through 2030, with median salary of nearly $80,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Why study Web Development at UW-Stevens Point?

Learn different aspects of human-technology interaction, from how humans perceive and think to designing interactions and user interfaces that fit human needs and goals. The Web Development curriculum provides a wide range of opportunities in user experience and UI design, web design and development, and usability evaluation, including elective courses in game design, online marketing and e-commerce, and behavioral design. Nationally, our graduates work for Microsoft, UserTesting, Expedia, CGI, and others. They also have attended graduate programs at places like Iowa State University, University of Michigan, University of Washington, and Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Outside the Classroom

Web Development students are in demand and have several avenues for paid internships and part-time employment locally to build their skills in real-world settings. Students will also gain valuable networking opportunities through guest lectures from alumni and the Computing and New Media Technologies capstone experience. Ongoing internship opportunities are available with local employers such as Sentry Insurance, Skyward, and WildCard Corp.
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WHAT TO EXPECT

The Web Development program at UW-Stevens Point takes a multidisciplinary approach to preparing graduates for roles in which they collaboratively study, design and develop interactive products and services through a user-centered design process. Through user research, interaction design and prototyping, programming, and evaluation, web development graduates have a direct impact on the usability and user experience of new software programs, websites and devices. As a Web Development student, you will have access to state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, as well as design software and services such as Adobe CC suite, Axure RP, and Balsamiq Mockups.

In our Web Development program, you will be exposed to foundational topics in computing from your first semester. You will get to know the faculty and academic staff well, thanks to courses that are in most cases capped to 24 students and will have the opportunity to work with them on undergraduate research and independent study on topics including game design, front-end web development, web design, and more.

GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS

Students are encouraged to talk to their faculty adviser about jobs available in our Skyward Internship Center in the Science Building and the Sentry Insurance Co-op program. We continue to promote and support employer-sponsored student internship programs in CNMT with various local businesses and non-profit organizations.

Join a group of like-minded students in the field. Student organizations can be found on the Stevens Point Involvement Network (SPIN).

NOW HIRING!

A crucial question in choosing a major is, “Can I find a job when I graduate?” Our dedicated faculty and staff play a central role in helping graduates find satisfying and appropriate employment upon completion of Computer Information Systems or Web Development degrees. We have graduates employed with:

  • UserTesting.com
  • Quantum Metric
  • Marshfield Clinic Information Systems
  • Sentry Insurance
  • Skyward
  • Element Creative

Graduate Programs

Achieve your goals with accredited, 100% online programs. UWSP Online Master of Science online degrees can help you build upon your technological training with the support and learning flexibility you need for that next step in your career path. Online degrees are offered in partnership with UW Extended Campus.

MEET OUR FACULTY

Tomi Heimonen

  • Associate Professor
  • Chair, Department of Computing and New Media Technologies
  • Academic director, M.S. Cybersecurity online degree program
715-346-4409

Susan Weinschenk

  • Senior Lecturer

Tim Krause

  • Professor of Computing and New Media Technologies
  • Academic director, applied computing
  • Academic director, information technology management
715-346-3851