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The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Digital Audio 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. See Degree Requirements for additional information.

This is a sample sequence of courses for a student in the 2019-2020 academic cohort. This sequence should not be used for advising purposes. Instead, contact your Student Success Advisor for a copy of this program’s Curriculum Flowchart.

Sample sequence of courses for a student in the 2019-2020 academic cohort.

SemesterCourseCoreCredits
Semester 1COL 101
College Life and Academic Skills
1
CS 100
Computer Environment
X4
CS 120
High-Level Programming I: The C Programming Language
X4
ENG 110
Composition
3
GAM 100
Project Introduction
X3
MAT 140
Linear Algebra and Geometry
X4
Semester 1 Total19
Semester 2CS 170
High-level Programming II: The C++ Programming Language
X4
CS 230
Game Implementation Techniques
X3
MAT 150 or MAT 180
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I or Vector Calculus I
X4
GAM 150
Project I
X3
COM 150
Interpersonal and Work Communication
3
ECE 101L
Introduction to Engineering Projects
X1
Semester 2 Total18
Semester 3CS 225
Advanced C/C++
X3
CS 251
Introduction to Computer Graphics
X3
GAM 200
Project II
X4
MAT 200 or MAT 230
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II or Vector Calculus II
X4
PHY 200
Motion Dynamics
X4
PHY 200L
Motion Dynamics Laboratory
X1
Semester 3 Total19
Semester 4CS 180
Operating Systems I: Man-Machine Interface
X3
CS 245
Introduction to Interactive Sound Synthesis
X3
CS 280
Data Structures
X3
GAM 250
Project II
X4
PHY 250
Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics
X4
PHY 250L
Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics Lab
X1
Semester 4 Total18
Semester 5COL 499
Career Search Preparation: Materials, Logistics, and Communication
1
CS 246
Advanced Sound Synthesis
X3
GAM 300
Project III
X4
MAT 320
Mathematics of Digital Signal Processing I
X3
MUS 370
Audio Design Project I
X1
MUS 370L
Audio Design Project I Lab
X2
MUS 120
Music Theory and Musicianship I
X2
MUS 120L
Music Theory and Musicianship I Lab
X1
MUS 112
Vocal Ensemble
X1
Semester 5 Total18
Semester 6GAM 350
Project III
X4
MAT 258
Discrete Mathematics
X3
MAT 321
Mathematics of Digital Signal Processing II
X3
MUS 113
Vocal Ensemble
X1
MUS 121
Music Theory and Musicianship II
X2
MUS 121L
Music Theory and Musicianship II Lab
X1
MUS 371
Audio Design Project II
X1
MUS 371L
Audio Design Project II Lab
X2
Semester 6 Total17
Semester 7CS 330
Algorithm Analysis
X3
FLM 115
History of Film and Animation
3
GAM 375*
Project III
X4
MUS 470
Audio Design Project III
X1
MUS 470L
Audio Design Project III Lab
X2
PHY 320
Acoustics I
X3
Semester 7 Total16
Semester 8HSS Elective
Any three-credit COM, ENG, ECN, HIS, LAW, PHL, PSY, or SOS course
3
LAW 115
Introduction to Intellectual Property and Contracts
3
MUS 471
Audio Design Project IV
X1
MUS 471L
Audio Design Project IV Lab
X2
MUS Elective
Music Elective
X3
Open Elective
An elective from any department at DigiPen
3
STEM Elective
Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math Elective: CS, ECE, MAT, or PHY course numbered 200 or higher
X3
Semester 8 Total18
Degree Program Total (minimum credits required)143

*Other courses may fulfill this requirement. Reference the Degree Requirements for this program for more information.

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