Note: the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Digital Audio was previously offered as the Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Sound Design. The following are the degree program requirements for the BS in Computer Science and Digital Audio for the cohort who will begin in Fall 2017.

Degree Requirements

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.

Grade Requirements and Core Courses

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.) The core courses are: CS 100, CS 120, CS 170, CS 180, CS 225, CS 230, CS 245, CS 246, CS 251, CS 280, ECE 101L, GAM 100, GAM 150, GAM 200, GAM 250, GAM 300, GAM 350, GAM 375, MAT 140, MAT 150, MAT 180, MAT 200, MAT 230, MAT 258, MAT 320, MAT 321, MUS 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, PHY 200, PHY 200L, PHY 250, PHY 250L, PHY 320, and three MUS elective credits.

Computer Science

The following courses are required: CS 100, CS 120, CS 170, CS 180, CS 225, CS 230, CS 245, CS 246, CS 251, CS 280, CS 330. (Total: 36 credits)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The following courses are required: ECE 101L. (Total: 1 credits)

Film

The following course is required: FLM 115. (Total: 3 credits)

Projects

The following courses are required: GAM 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. (Total: 26 credits)

Humanities and Social Sciences

The following courses are required: COL 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. (Total: 14 credits)

Mathematics

The following courses are required: MAT 140, MAT 150 or MAT 180, MAT 200 or MAT 230, MAT 258, MAT 320, MAT 321. (Total: 21 credits)

Music

The following courses are required: MUS 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. (Total: 23 credits)

Physics

Required courses are: PHY 200, PHY 200L, PHY 250, PHY 250L, and PHY 320. (Total: 13 credits)

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Elective

Threecredits taken from courses numbered 200 or higher from CS, ECE, MAT, or PHY. (Total: 3 credits)

Open Electives

At least three credits from any courses in any department at DigiPen. (Total: 3 credits)

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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