Web Technologies and Applications

Design and develop interactive websites and web applications using the latest tools and technologies. You will learn theoretical concepts and practical applications of web technologies not only useful not only in the web industry, but also within a different major field of study. The broad areas of study include web publishing, programming, databases, security, and multimedia. Electives will be chosen based on the students’ academic and professional goals.

Learn about:
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Skills
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PHP and MySQL
  • UI design
Careers
  • Web Developer (Front-End and/or Back-End)
  • Web Content Manager
  • Web Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • UX Designer

Requirements

  • All minors at USC need 16 units that only meet minor requirements and do not meet any other major, minor, or GE requirement.
  • All courses completed for your minor or specialization must be completed for a letter grade.
  • You must earn a 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA in the courses completed for your minor or specialization.

Minor (18 units)
Core requirements (14 units):
  • ITP-104L “Web Publishing” (2 units)
  • ITP-301 “Front-End Web Development” (4 units) [prerequisite: ITP-104]
  • ITP-304 “Back-End Web Development” (4 units) [prerequisite: ITP-301]
  • ITP-460 “Web Application Project” (4 units) [prerequisite: ITP-303, ITP-304, or ACAD-276]
Elective (4 units):
  • ITP-302 “Advanced Web Publishing” (4 units) [prerequisite: ITP-104]
  • ITP-310 “Design for User Experience” (4 units)
  • ITP-404 “Advanced Front-End Web Development” (4 units) [prerequisite: ITP-301, ITP-303, or ACAD-275]
  • ITP-405 “Advanced Back-End Web Development” (4 units) [prerequisite: ITP-303, ITP-304, or ACAD-276]
  • ITP-425 “Web Application Security” (4 units) [prerequisite: ITP-301, ITP-325, or ACAD-275]

Please note: Students in the Computer Science major will follow a modified set of requirements based on their previous knowledge of object-oriented programming.


Specialization (10 units)
Core requirements (10 units):
  • ITP-104L “Web Publishing” (2 units)
  • ITP-301 “Front-End Web Development” (4 units) [prerequisite: ITP-104]
  • ITP-304 “Back-End Web Development” (4 units) [prerequisite: ITP-301]

Course Plan

Use the chart below to plan your course schedule to complete your minor. Pay careful attention to prerequisites. Make sure you consult with your major adviser about how best to incorporate the requirements for your minor with your major and general education requirements.

Please contact our advisement team with questions about course sequencing, departmental clearance and course substitutions.


Next steps

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