Web Information Systems

Bachelor of Science


The Wilmington University undergraduate degree program in Web Information Systems provides students with the technical skills to design and build sophisticated web-based systems and mobile device apps. The World Wide Web has become a ubiquitous influence to all aspects of commerce and professional/personal interactions among a worldwide citizenry - both corporate and private - within today’s increasingly global economy. The latest technical skills are critically important for the success of any commercial enterprise. Students in Wilmington University’s Web Information Systems degree program learn the latest in software development technologies for the web and mobile devices, achieve a sound understanding of current business practices, and develop capable communications skills. This gives the students the broad education needed to compete for jobs in today’s global marketplace.

Use of the internet and mobile devices has changed the way the world communicates. The influence of the World Wide Web on both business and private interaction has become universal in its impact. As such, the Internet has become an indispensable tool in our daily lives. And, because technology expands at an incredible pace, those who fail to keep abreast with the times will quickly lose their competitive edge.

Successful enterprises have learned that to keep customers informed and accommodated, static web pages are no longer enough. Businesses need apps that run on mobile devices and web-based systems that are “dynamic” and “data-driven”. This means that the web pages are created instantaneously, at the touch of a screen or the click of a mouse, and customized for each particular viewer. “Dynamic” capability provides an enormous competitive advantage in a markedly competitive and technologically-augmented global marketplace.


The goal of the Web Information Systems program is to prepare students for careers in designing and building web-based systems and mobile device apps. Accordingly, it not only incorporates the detailed skills and knowledge needed to work in the present-day software environment, but also stresses fundamental concepts that persist across rapid technological changes. The Web Information Systems degree looks at web development tools currently in demand. The technologies of choice within this curriculum (which, by design, will dynamically change to meet the requirements dictated by innovation) include HTML/CSS, PHP, Java, JavaScript, and MySQL. Included in the curriculum are courses that concentrate on user-centered design, object oriented methodologies, and the most current systems analysis and software project management techniques.

CAP (Community and Academic Partnerships)/Co-op Program

In order to provide relevant work experience, students in the Web Information Systems (WIS) degree program have the option of completing six credit hours via a co-op assignment. The co-op option for WIS is the equivalent of two semester courses, for a total of six credit hours. Students can complete their WIS degree with 120 credit hours, whether they choose the co-op option or not. Because each co-op experience is individually designed, students must inform the Director of the CAP/Co-op program and the WIS Program Chair one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.