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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.

SemesterCourseCredits
Semester 1COL 101
College Life and Academic Skills
1
CS 100
Computer Environment
4
CS 120
High-Level Programming I: The C Programming Language
4
ENG 110
Composition
3
GAM 100
Project Introduction
3
MAT 140
Linear Algebra and Geometry
4
Semester 1 Total19
Semester 2CS 170
High-level Programming II: The C++ Programming Language
4
CS 230
Game Implementation Techniques
3
MAT 150 or MAT 180
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I or Vector Calculus I
4
GAM 150
Project I
3
COM 150
Interpersonal and Work Communication
3
ECE 101L
Introduction to Engineering Projects
1
Semester 2 Total18
Semester 3CS 225
Advanced C/C++
3
CS 251
Introduction to Computer Graphics
3
GAM 200
Project II
4
MAT 200 or MAT 230
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II or Vector Calculus II
4
PHY 200
Motion Dynamics
4
PHY 200L
Motion Dynamics Laboratory
1
Semester 3 Total19
Semester 4CS 180
Operating Systems I: Man-Machine Interface
3
CS 245
Introduction to Interactive Sound Synthesis
3
CS 280
Data Structures
3
GAM 250
Project II
4
PHY 250
Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics
4
PHY 250L
Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics Lab
1
Semester 4 Total18
Semester 5COL 499
Career Search Preparation: Materials, Logistics, and Communication
1
CS 246
Advanced Sound Synthesis
3
GAM 300
Project III
4
MAT 320
Mathematics of Digital Signal Processing I
3
MUS 370
Audio Design Project I
1
MUS 370L
Audio Design Project I Lab
2
MUS 120
Music Theory and Musicianship I
2
MUS 120L
Music Theory and Musicianship I Lab
1
MUS 112
Vocal Ensemble
1
Semester 5 Total18
Semester 6GAM 350
Project III
4
MAT 258
Discrete Mathematics
3
MAT 321
Mathematics of Digital Signal Processing II
3
MUS 113
Vocal Ensemble
1
MUS 121
Music Theory and Musicianship II
2
MUS 121L
Music Theory and Musicianship II Lab
1
MUS 371
Audio Design Project II
1
MUS 371L
Audio Design Project II Lab
2
Semester 6 Total17
Semester 7CS 330
Algorithm Analysis
3
FLM 115
History of Film and Animation
3
GAM 375*
Project III
4
MUS 470
Audio Design Project III
1
MUS 470L
Audio Design Project III Lab
2
PHY 320
Acoustics I
3
Semester 7 Total16
Semester 8Humanities and Social Sciences 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
1
MUS 471L
Audio Design Project IV Lab
2
Music Elective
Any three-credit Music course
3
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
3
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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