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Computer Science - Web Computing

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Web Computing has gained immense attention with the emergence of resources (software, storage, platform, computing, search, etc.) as a service over Internet. This requires a broad range of technologies that can handle front-end and server-side development.

With the extensive background from other complementary Computer Science courses emphasizing computing and programing knowledge, this sequence prepares students to succeed in the field of next-dimension web computing. The Web Computing sequence focuses on the learning and application of web design and development to solve real-world use cases that span various disciplines.

Why Study Computer Science - Web Computing?

Web Computing students learn state-of-the-art web development design principles, methodologies, and technologies through hands-on experience with real-world projects. The topics include client and server-side scripting, web interface design, web frameworks, mobile application development, web database processing, web application testing, and evaluation.

With promising career prospects, the Web Computing sequence prepares students well for a career as a web designer and developer, mobile app developer, front-end engineer, back-end engineer, UI designer or UX designer.

Related Majors

Related Skills

  • Works well in an environment of constant change
  • Critical thinker
  • Problem solver and logical thinker
  • Analyzes information, makes appropriate decisions, and solves problems
  • Organizes and thinks logically
  • Reasons abstractly, observes keenly, and concentrates intensely
  • Work alone and with others
  • Mathematical knowledge
  • Research oriented
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Writes and speaks proficiently
  • Possesses computational ability
  • Good multitasking capabilities
  • Understands computer language, equipment, and application programs
  • Develop strong interpersonal, communication, and other “soft skills.”Learn to work well on a team.
  • Programming and consulting may go hand-in-hand. Many occupations in these areashave responsibilities that overlap.

Being Successful in the Field

  • Having related experience is critical to most employers that hire computer science majors. Obtain an internship, co-op, or part-time job in a relevant area to increase employability.
  • Obtain vendor specific certifications or networking certifications to gain a competitive edge.
  • Complete informational interviews with current computer science professionals to help establish career goals.

Related Fields

  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Front-end Engineer
  • Back-end Engineer
  • UI Designer
  • UX Designer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer

Career Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Megan Kayfish  110 Student Services Building  (309) 438-0735 

Internship Coordinator

Name Office Email Phone
Tal Parmenter  Old Union 202A  (309) 438-3718 

Applying to Illinois State

Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!

Plans of Study and Progress Tracking

This information is based on requirements for the academic year(s) indicated. Students should consult the catalog year they were admitted under for their academic requirements.

Applying to Illinois State

Illinois State's preferred filing period for fall transfer students is September 1-January 15. For the spring semester, the preferred filing period is from April 1-August 1. You are encouraged to apply early in the preferred filing period for best consideration for admission into competitive majors. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!

Minimum GPA


Middle 50% GPA

2.56 - 3.40

Required Courses


Recommended Courses

  • IT 168, Structured Problem Solving Using The Computer (preferably in Java) (IAI CS 911)
  • IT 179, Introduction to Data Structures (preferably in Java) (IAI CS 912)

Without IT 168 in Java or both IT 168 and 179 (Introduction to Data Structures) in any language, it is impossible to complete the program in 4 semesters even with an associate's degree.

Plans of Study and Progress Tracking

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Laurie Helms  Old Union 302C  (309) 438-8046 

Middle 50% GPA

2.56 - 3.40

Plans of Study and Progress Tracking

Application Period

Always available.

Application Information

Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Laurie Helms  Old Union 302C  (309) 438-8046 
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