Degree Requirements for the 2018-2019 Cohort

Number of Credits and GPA

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design requires completion of at least 142 semester credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The program spans eight semesters of fifteen weeks each, or four academic years.

Grade Requirements and Core Courses

Students must receive a grade of C- (or 1.7 quality points) or higher in all core courses for the BS in Computer Science and Game Design major. In a non-core course, a grade of D (or 1.0 quality points) is considered passing. The core courses are those taken to fulfill the Computer Science, Design, and Projects requirements below. All required MAT courses, along with PHY 200 and PHY 200L, are also core courses.

Computer Science Requirement

The following courses are required: CS 100, CS 120, CS 170, CS 180, CS 225, CS 230, CS 280, CS 325, and CS 330. Twelve additional credits must be selected from other courses with the designation CS that are numbered 200 or higher. (Total: 42 credits)

Mathematics and Science Requirement

The following courses are required: MAT 140, MAT 150 or MAT 180, MAT 200 or MAT 230, MAT 250, MAT 258, PHY 200, PHY 200L, and PHY 250. Six additional credits must be selected from other courses with the designation PHY that are numbered 250, or with the designation MAT that are numbered 220 or higher. (Total: 33 credits)

Projects Requirement

The following courses are required: GAM 100 and GAM 150. Twenty-four additional credits must be selected from other courses with the designation GAM or CSP that are numbered 200 or higher. (Total: 30 credits)

Design Requirement

The following courses are required: DES 115, DES 212, DES 214, and DES 315. Six additional credits must be selected from other courses with the designation DES that are numbered 200or higher. (Total: 18 credits)

Psychology Requirement

The following course is required: PSY 101. (Total: 3 credits)

English Requirement

Six credits must be selected from courses with the designation ENG. (Total: 6 credits)

Humanities and Social Science Requirement

Three credits must be selected from courses in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences section of the catalog, except for those with the designation COL. (Total: 3 credits)

Art, CG, or Music Requirement

One of the following courses is required: ART 102, ART 105, CG 102, CG 125, CG 130, or MUS 115. (Total: 3 credits)

Career Preparation Requirement

The following course is required: COM 150. (Total: 3 credits)

College Preparation Requirement

The following course is required: COL 101. (Total: 1 credit)

Note on General Education Courses

The following courses satisfy the general education requirement for the BS in Computer Science and Game Design: COM 150 (3), PSY 101 (3), two ENG electives (6), MAT 140 (4), MAT 150 or MAT 180 (4), MAT 200 or MAT 230 (4), PHY 200 (4), PHY 200L (1), PHY 250 (4), and one Humanities and Social Sciences elective (3).