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Number of Credits and GPA

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Digital Audio degree program requires completion of 143 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The program usually spans eight semesters of 15 weeks each, or four academic years. Students must receive special permission in writing from their academic advisor to take more than 20 credits in either of their first two semesters. See the sample course sequence for more information.

Grade Requirements

Students must receive a grade of “C-” (or 1.7 quality points) or better in all core courses for the BS in Computer Science and Digital Audio. (In a non-core course a grade of “D” [or 1.0 quality points] is considered passing.)

Required Courses

Subject AreaCreditsRequired Courses
Computer Science36CS 100, CS 120, CS 170, CS 180, CS 225, CS 230, CS 245, CS 246, CS 251, CS 280, CS 330.
Electrical and Computer Engineering1ECE 101L
Film1FLM 115
Humanities and Social Sciences14COL 101, COL 499, COM 150, ENG 110, and LAW 115.
Students must take an additional three credits in COM, ECN, ENG, HIS, LAW, PHL, PSY, or SOS.
Mathematics21MAT 140, MAT 150 or MAT 180, MAT 200 or MAT 230, MAT 258, MAT 320, MAT 321.
Music23MUS 112, MUS 113, MUS 120, MUS 120L, MUS 121, MUS 121L, MUS 370, MUS 370L, MUS 371, MUS 371L, MUS 470, MUS 470L, MUS 471, MUS 471L, and three MUS elective credits.
Physics13PHY 200, PHY 200L, PHY 250, PHY 250L, and PHY 320.
Projects26GAM 100, GAM 150, GAM 200, GAM 250, GAM 300, and GAM 350.
Four additional credits must be selected from other courses with the designation GAM numbered 375 or higher.
STEM Elective3Three credits taken from courses numbered 200 or higher from CS, ECE, MAT, or PHY.
Open Electives3At least three credits from any course in any department at DigiPen.

Note on General Education Courses

The following courses satisfy the general education requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Digital Audio: COM 150, ENG 110, FLM 115, LAW 115, MAT 140, MAT 150, MAT 200, PHY 200, PHY 250, and three HSS elective credits.

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