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UA Little Rock Web Design and Development Recognized as Great Degree Program

Thomas Wallace
Thomas Wallace for Faculty Excellence head shots, photographed Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been featured as having one of the best bachelor’s degree programs in web development in the country. 

UA Little Rock was ranked fifth on College Rank’s list of 30 Best Bachelor’s in Web Development.

UA Little Rock’s Web Design and Development Program is designed to cater to both traditional university students as well as working professionals in multiple fields. This is an interdisciplinary program designed collaboratively by faculty from the departments of Art and Design, Rhetoric and Writing, Mass Communication, Information Science, and the Information Technology Program.

“The faculty and community partners instrumental to the Web Design and Development Program are proud of this recognition of the importance of the program,” said Thomas Wallace, web design and development/information technology program coordinator. “The collaboration across campus has allowed us to build a relevant and adaptive curriculum tapping into a broad range of faculty expertise. Recent graduates have found success at securing jobs in the industry, and we have built a solid foundation for the program to continue to grow and succeed in the future.”

The program pairs well with another major or minor like bioinformatics or information technology. Students complete 120 credit hours divided up into core, foundation, content, information science, art, and mass communication credits, along with a six-hour cooperative experience capstone course. Sample courses include mobile web design, web technologies, introduction to media production, and usability testing and design. UA Little Rock web design and development graduates often pursue careers as web designers, UX/UI designers, applications developers, and web content managers.

College Rank synthesizes data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the Bureau of Labor Statics, Payscale, and the College Scorecard. Ultimately, colleges are scored based on their commitment to online education, admission rates, student satisfaction, alumni debt, and specialty in the program in question.