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Number of Credits and GPA

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation (RTIS) degree program requires completion of at least 142 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The program usually spans eight semesters of 15 weeks each, or a total of four academic years. See the sample course sequence for more information.

Grade Requirements

Students must receive a grade of “C-” (or 1.7 quality points) or higher in all courses for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation degree program.

Required Courses

Subject AreaRequired Courses
Art and MusicCG 130 and three additional credits from the following: ANI 125, ART 105, FLM 115, FLM 151, FLM 152, or MUS 115.
Computer ScienceCS 100, CS 120, CS 170, CS 180, CS 200, CS 225, CS 230, CS 250, CS 260, CS 280, CS 300, CS 315, CS 330, and CS 350.
Students must select 12 additional credits from Computer Science courses at the 200 course-level or higher.
General StudiesCOL 101
Humanities and Social SciencesENG 110 and COM 150.
Students must take six additional credits of English courses, and an additional three credits of Social Sciences courses.
MathematicsMAT 140, MAT 150 or MAT 180, MAT 200 or MAT 230, MAT 250, MAT 258, and two MAT electives numbered 200 or higher.
PhysicsPHY 200, PHY 200L, and PHY 250.
ProjectsGAM 100, GAM 150, GAM 200, GAM 250, GAM 300, and GAM 350.
Two courses from the following list are also required: GAM 375, GAM 390, GAM 400, GAM 450, and GAM 490.

Note on General Education Courses

The following courses satisfy the general education requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation: ART or MUS elective (3), COM 150 (3), ENG 110 (3), six credits of English courses (6), three credits of Social Sciences courses (3), MAT 150 or MAT 180 (4), MAT 250 (3), PHY 200 (4), PHY 200L (1), and PHY 250 (4).

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