Web Development Minor

The Web Developmentminor is available for students who wish to develop a deeper understanding and practical skill sets in web development. Students selecting this Web Developmentminor will take 18 credit hours of coding, web development and computer applications courses. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will gain skills in programming, develop algorithms using top-down stepwise refinement including competencies in arrays, pointers, strings, classes, data abstraction, inheritance, composition and overloading.
  • Students will have hands on experience with excel spreadsheets and access databases.
  • Students analyze the structure of an HTML document understanding page structures with sectioning elements.
  • Students will create lists for grouping content and links, acquiring the skill to link to files on the same or a different Website.
  • Students create websites and use CSS 3 to create interfaces with toolbars, animations, buttons, forms, lists, events and themes.

About Academic Minors

Farmingdale State College students are invited to enhance their studies with an "Academic Minor." A minor is a cluster of thematically related courses drawn from one or more departments. In addition to department based minors (e.g. computer programming & info systems), interdisciplinary minors are also available (e.g. legal studies).

Academic minors are approved by the College-Wide Curriculum Committee and the Provost. Students must make application for an academic minor through the department offering the minor in conjunction with the Registrar's Office Specific course work must be determined in consultation with a faculty member in the department offering the minor. A statement of successful completion of the academic minor will appear on the student's transcript at the time of graduation.

  • A minor is considered to be an optional supplement to a student's major program of study.
  • Completion of a minor is not a graduation requirement and is subject to the availability of the courses selected. However, if the requirements for a minor are not completed prior to certification of graduation in the major, it will be assumed that the minor has been dropped. Consequently, the student will only be certified for graduation in their primary major.
  • Only students in 4 year baccalaureate programs can apply for a minor.
  • A minor should consist of 15 to 21 credits.
  • At least 12 credits must be in courses at the 200 level or higher.
  • At least 9 credits must be residency credits.
  • Specific requirements for each minor are determined by the department granting the minor. 
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in their minor.  Some minors may require a higher GPA.
  • Students are prohibited from declaring a minor in the same discipline as their major (e.g. one cannot combine an applied math minor with an applied math major). Academic minors may not apply to all curricula.
  • Students are permitted to double-count courses.
  • Students are only permitted to take more than one minor with appropriate written approval of their department chair or curriculum Dean.

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

Contact Information

Computer Programming and Information Systems

Dr. Jill O'Sullivan
Whitman Hall, Room 112
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Fall 2022

Subject to revision

Required: (21 credits)
CSC 111 Computer Programming I 3
BCS 130 Website Development I 3
CSC 211 Computer Programming II 3
BCS 240 Website Development II 3
BCS 377 Web Development Frameworks 3
BCS/CSC 200 Level or Higher Elective* 3

*To be determined in consultation with the Department Chair

When it is deemed necessary, substitutions may be made at the discretion of the Department Chair.

CSC 111 Computer Programming I

This is an introductory programming course. Students will be taught basic concepts of computer programming and problem solving using an object-oriented language. Selection, repetition, methods, classes, and arrays will be covered. Note: CSC 101 is recommended as a prerequisite, but not required for this course. Note: Students completing this course may not receive credit for BCS 120.

BCS 130 Website Development I

In this course, students will use both HTML and CSS to modify the appearance of Web page content and layout. Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is a standardized code used to format web pages. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the presentation of a document written in a markup language, such as HTML. In addition, students will learn the principles of Responsive Web Design to create an optimal viewing experience irrespective of the device used to display the Web page.

CSC 211 Computer Programming II

This course expands upon the knowledge and skills presented in Computer Programming I. Topics covered include: stack and heap memory, exception handlng, inheritance, polymorphism, recursion, abstract types, unit testing, and basic GUI programming. Note: Students completing this course may not receive credit for BCS 230 Prerequisite(s): CSC 111 OR BCS 120 with a grade of C or higher

BCS 240 Website Development II

In this course, students will learn how to create websites that deliver a seamless experience across a diverse range of desktop, mobile, and handheld devices. In addition, students will learn how to perform forms validation, create navigation and menuing systems, build responsive layouts with flexible content, code media queries, and create and modify template and child pages. Students will use CSS 3 and a Content Management System to create user interfaces with toolbars, animations, buttons, forms, lists, events, and themes. Prerequisite(s): BCS 130 with a grade of C or higher

BCS 377 Web Development Frameworks

The desire for a cutting-edge web application depends on the product or the business that the application is intended for, however, some features are similar among many of the applications. Examples include registration, validation, form processing, and connecting to a database. Programmers can build these features from scratch, but these features are built into the frameworks. Using the frameworks allows programmers to save time and concentrate on building web applications instead of writing and debugging off-the-shelf functionality. In this course, we will discuss how to build webpages using modern frameworks. Prerequisite(s): BCS 240 or BCS 235 with a grade of C or higher

Last Modified 4/13/22