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Online Bachelor's Degree

Web & Digital Design

Web & Digital Design
Bachelor of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Unleash your creativity and enhance your skills with a web & digital design bachelor’s degree.

Explore web and digital design with an online bachelor’s degree program at University of Maryland Global Campus. You'll learn how to create digital works using industry-standard software, design theory, and efficient workflows. The coursework provides hands-on experiences in web development, motion graphics, virtual reality, augmented reality, user experience, game design, user interfaces, animation, and graphic design.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 30 Credits

  • Take the following three required courses:
    • (3 Credits, CMST 290)
    • (3 Credits, CMST 295)
    • (3 Credits, CMST 495)
  • Take 21 credits of upper-level CMST courses.

Degree Focus

To align with the upper-level requirement listed above, we recommend you choose from one of the following groups of classes below to align with your career interests:

Web Design Focus
  • (3 Credits, CMST 385)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 386)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 325)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 320)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 388)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 450)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 488)
Digital Design Focus
  • (3 Credits, CMST 310)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 311)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 325)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 320)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 425)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 341)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 351)
Augmented/Virtual Reality Focus
  • (3 Credits, CMST 308)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 315)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 330)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 331)

General Education Courses: 41 Credits

Review the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees.

Minor and Elective Courses: 49 Credits

Review a list of available academic minors or see the course catalog or Schedule of Classes to help you select elective courses.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2
(3 Credits, PACE 111T)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
4
(3 Credits, CMST 301)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6
(3 Credits, CMST 290)
Major
7
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
General Education: Communication
8
(3 Credits, MATH 107)
General Education: Math
9
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
10
(3 Credits, CMST 295)
Major
11
(3 Credits, HIST 125)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
12
(4 Credits, BIOL 103)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13
(3 Credits, BEHS 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14
(3 Credits, ARTH 334)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
16
(3 Credits, ECON 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:

(3 Credits, CMST 308)

(3 Credits, CMST 310)

(3 Credits, CMST 385)
Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:

(3 Credits, CMST 315)

(3 Credits, CMST 311)

(3 Credits, CMST 386)
Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21
(3 Credits, CMST 325)
Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23
(3 Credits, CMST 320)
Major
24
(3 Credits, WRTG 393)
General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:

(3 Credits, CMST 330)

(3 Credits, CMST 425)

(3 Credits, CMST 388)
Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:

(3 Credits, CMST 331)

(3 Credits, CMST 341)

(3 Credits, CMST 450)
Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32
(3 Credits, CMST 488)
Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35
(3 Credits, CMST 495)
Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40 3-credit elective course Elective
41 1-credit elective course Elective

Search Course Catalog

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you to work in areas such as web design and development, virtual and augmented reality, game design, motion graphics, animation,  and graphic design.

#5
Best Jobs
Graphic designers rank high in upward mobility and opportunities for growth and advancement.
Source: U.S. News and World Report | "Graphic Designer: Overview" | 2020
13%
Job Growth
Employment of web developers and digital designers is projected to grow 13 percent by 2030.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
16%
Job Growth
Employment of special effects artists and animators is projected to grow 16 percent by 2030.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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