Bachelor of Science

Computer Science with a concentration in Web Design

Do you have a favorite website that you often visit for news, research, shopping or entertainment? A web designer was responsible for providing you with that information by designing, building and implementing technical applications to create the website. Learn how to get noticed, inform and engage with TU’s web design program.

TU’s web design concentration is designed to provide students the practical knowledge and real world concepts to assimilate and deploy modern websites and web applications. Combined with TU’s computer science core, the web design concentration provides students with the computer science knowledge they need to build robust websites for desktop and mobile devices. Students will learn to follow industry protocols and to use modern programming languages, database structures and frameworks to deploy, maintain and create websites and applications. Students will have the opportunity to earn a number of industry certifications including the MCSA: Web Applications (Microsoft Certification). Many of these certifications can be tested for on-campus at Tiffin University.

Employment of web designers is projected to increase as e-commerce continues to grow. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of web designer jobs will grow over 200% faster than the national average in 2018 through 2028, and, per CNBC, there are over 700,000 open jobs in tech, most of which require a technically focused skillset. The median salary for web designers is $69,430, which is over 175% of the national average. Web designers can work in many different areas. They can be self-employed, work in consulting, and medium to large size organizations. The field can be limited to basic design, or expand into marketing, advertising and publishing.

Not only will students learn how to design a website for a desktop computer, they will create sites that work on mobile devices such as phones and tablets. 

BBA to MBA Program

TU offers MBA classes that count as dual credit towards both your undergraduate business degree and a master of business degree. Undergraduate business students, who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, will have the opportunity during their senior year to take up to four graduate courses. This opportunity allows students to finish their graduate degree program faster and will save them money in the long run. After completing these classes, and upon your undergraduate graduation, you will be able to complete your MBA in less than a year (only 45 weeks). At that time, you will also qualify for the alumni tuition discount.

General Education Core (37 hours)

Computer Science Core (48 hours)

MKT151 Introductory Marketing..................................................................................................................................................................3 hours

CST155 Introduction to Operating Systems.............................................................................................................................................3 hours

ACC210 Financial Accounting.......................................................................................................................................................................3 hours

MGT201 Management of Organizations....................................................................................................................................................3 hours

CST201 Introduction to Programming...................................................................................................................................................... 3 hours

LAW211 Business Law I ...................................................................................................................................................................................3 hours

ECO222 Principles of Microeconomics ......................................................................................................................................................3 hours

CST230 Networking Fundamentals............................................................................................................................................................3 hours

CDS244 Cyber Security.....................................................................................................................................................................................3 hours

CST280 Database I..............................................................................................................................................................................................3hours

CST285 Spreadsheets and Analytics...........................................................................................................................................................3 hours

FIN301 Business Finance................................................................................................................................................................................3 hours

CST412 IT Project Management ................................................................................................................................................................... 3 hours

CST460 Research in Computer Science.....................................................................................................................................................3 hours

CST470 Internship ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 3 hours

MGT495 Organizational Strategy.................................................................................................................................................................3 hours

Total...........................................................................................................................................................................48 hours

 

Concentration: Web Design (21 hours)

ART325 Graphic Design ................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 hours

CST255 Internet and Website Development............................................................................................................................................3 hours

DMD320 Web Design ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 3 hours

DMD134 Introduction to Digital Media......................................................................................................................................................3 hours

WDM I User Experience I – Understanding the User Experience (RIZE) ..................................................................................... 3 hours

WDM II User Experience II – Building Compelling User Experience (RIZE)...............................................................................3 hours

WDM III User Experience III – Capstone Project – Goal Oriented Web Design (RIZE) ........................................................... 3 hours

Total........................................................................................................................................................................... 21 hours

Total BS hours 127-135

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August

Introduction to Digital Media (DMD 134) - This course will provide an overview of digital media design. Students will gain introductory skills in photography, video production, and multimedia as they relate to visual problem solving. Additionally, students will explore potential professions within the field of digital media design.

Internet and Website Design (CST 255) - Topics covered are the Internet and its parts such as the World Wide Web and web-site development. The student will learn to create web sites using the current tools such as Notepad++ or another development environment along with languages such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS for the internet, intranets and extranets. This course will qualify a student to sit for the Microsoft 98- 375 HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals certification exam through the Microsoft Corporation to obtain a Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification or other comparable certification.

Web Design (DMD 320) - In this course students develop a fully-functional e-portfolio website where their work in the digital media design program will be showcased for potential employers. Building upon web design skills from CIS 201 and CIS 255, students will make decisions related to layout, functionality, accessibility and hosting.

Graphic Design (ART 325) - This course will investigate the mechanics of visual perception using digital design tools. Focus will be on the formal properties of design including space, line, plane, mass, shape, texture, and color; and the organizational fundamentals of unity, balance, rhythm, and movement. Students will prepare and produce a series of digital design projects that are relevant to professional practices. Emphasis will be given to the principles of planning and visual thinking needed to communicate ideas. Problem solving on an individual and group level will be stressed.

  • Web Designer 
  • Developer 
  • Technical Project / Program Manager
     
  • Cooper Tire
  • First Energy
  • Marathon
  • Webster 
  • Local school districts

 

Faculty

Owen Fritz
Owen Fritz

Owen Fritz

fritzol@tiffin.edu
419-448-3384

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

School of Business
Degrees & Certificates
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Northcentral University
  • M.B.A., Tiffin University
  • B.B.A., Tiffin University
  • A.A.B., Terra State Community College
  • CFOT, Certified Fiber Optics Technician
  • MOS, Microsoft Office Specialist

Owen Fritz

Professor Owen Fritz began with Tiffin University in the fall of 2015 as an affiliate professor for the School of Business in the areas of Computer Information Systems and Economics. In the spring of 2018, he became a full-time faculty member within the Computer Information Systems program. In 2019, Owen is proud to have worked alongside Dr. George Miller in bringing revamping the Computer Information Systems program into the new Computer Science Program offering a B.S. in Computer Science.

Owen’s research interests include Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) & Generation Z, Technological Social Responsibility, and Office Applications in the Workplace.

Before academia, Owen has worked a variety of different jobs that have allowed him to develop a wealth of knowledge to pass on to students entering the field. Professor Fritz is a graduate of Tiffin University and is proud to be a #dragonforlife! Outside of the University, he has many different passions and interests that keep him involved in the community. One passion is weather, and Owen is responsible for the Sandusky County Skywarn (Storm Spotters) program that falls under the Sandusky County Emergency Management Agency. Also, he is an Asst. Emergency Coordinator for the Sandusky County Amateur Radio Emergency Service program that is back up communications when disasters should occur. Owen also is an avid fan of basketball as he can see him at most Dragon home games working scoring at the table as well as he is active with many activities around campus including serving as a Faculty Advisor for the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) Student Chapter.

 

Professional Memberships

  • ACM (Association of Computing Machinery)
  • ARRL (Amateur Radio Relay League)
  • CCSC (Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges)
  • NCHE (National Council for Higher Education)
  • SIGCSE (ACM Special Interest Group of Computer Science Education)

Owen Fritz
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Owen Fritz
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
George Miller
George Miller

George Miller, D.B.A.

millergeo@tiffin.edu
419-448-5857

Associate Professor of Computer Science

School of Business
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.B.A., Tiffin University
  • M.B.A., University of Findlay
  • M.S., South University
  • D.B.A., Argosy University

George Miller, D.B.A.

Dr. George Miller, an undergraduate alumni, is an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Tiffin University. He started with Tiffin University as an adjunct instructor in 2012 and went full time in the fall of 2016.

Previous to his time at Tiffin University, Dr. Miller, worked as a full-time instructor, starting in 2005, at a small college in Findlay, Ohio. The duties included instructing business and technology courses and serving as the Director of Technology (DOT), overseeing their student local area network (LAN) and a liaison for the wide area network (WAN), between corporate and the local Findlay college. Prior to his time in education, Dr. Miller spent 28 years in manufacturing. He also served as a board member for the Stansanco Tiffin Works Credit Union, an auditor for the same credit union and prepares tax returns for the past 34 years.

George has lived in Tiffin his whole life and has been married to his wife Sharon for 30 years. Sharon is an adjunct instructor for accounting in the Tiffin University MBA program. The Miller’s like to travel and have spent time in all 50 states.

George Miller, D.B.A.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
George Miller, D.B.A.
Associate Professor of Computer Science

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  • "What I love about Tiffin University is the fact that I am learning about real-life experiences inside the classroom. Once I graduate, I know I will be prepared for a career in my field. I am thankful for the support I have received from my professors and classmates."

    - Hasan Abdul Elah, UAE

    "What I love about Tiffin University is the fact that I am learning about real-life experiences inside the classroom. Once I graduate, I know I will be prepared for a career in my field. I am thankful for the support I have received from my professors and
  • Sean M Durocher - Class of 2015
    "Tiffin University was my top choice when searching for colleges. I knew with nationally recognized Criminal Justice Programs, I would receive the best education for my future career goals. Because my undergraduate experience was so positive and rewarding, I have pursued my Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice at TU working as a graduate assistant for First-Year Programs. As a GA, I have been able to give back to an institution that has given so much to me and my fellow classmates. Go Dragons!”

    – Sean M. Durocher, Class of 2015

    Sean M Durocher - Class of 2015
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  • “I was faced with the pressure of being the very first to graduate from college in my immediate family. Not coming from a wealthy or 'well off' background, college was just a very faint thought, even approaching my senior year in high school. I dealt with self-esteem issues throughout my high school career and I found it hard to see myself anywhere than where I was. My perceived challenges were rooted from me and my surrounding circumstances. Here at TU, I was able to overcome my fears and put myself in a position that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. Becoming a Dragon was the best decision I have ever made.”

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    Class of 2017
    Toledo, Ohio

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    Talita Russo
    Class of 2013
    Sao Paulo, Brazil

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