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The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design 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. For more information, see Degree Requirements.

This is a sample sequence of courses for a student in the 2020-2021 academic cohort. This sequence should not be used for advising purposes. Instead, contact your Student Success Advisor for assistance.

Sample sequence of courses for a student in the 2018-2019 academic cohort.

SemesterCourseCredits
Semester 1GAM 100
Project Introduction
3
CS 100
Computer Environment
4
CS 120
High-Level Programming I: The C Programming Language
4
MAT 106
Precalculus
3
ENG 110*
Composition
3
COL 101
College Life and Academic Skills
1
Semester Total18
Semester 2GAM 150
Project I
3
CS 170
High-Level Programming II: The C++ Language
4
CS 230
Game Implementation Techniques
3
MAT 140
Linear Algebra and Geometry
4
COM 150
Interpersonal and Work Communication
3
Semester Total17
Semester 3GAM 200*
Project II
4
CS 180
Operating System I, Man-Machine Interface
3
CS 225
Advanced C/C++
3
MAT 150*
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
4
DES 115
Introduction to Game Design
3
Semester Total17
Semester 4GAM 250*
Project II
4
CS 280
Data Structures
3
MAT 200*
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
4
DES 212
System Design Methods
3
PHY 200
Motion Dynamics
4
PHY 200L
Motion Dynamics Lab
1
Semester Total19
Semester 5GAM 300*
Project III
4
CS 330
Algorithm Analysis
3
CS 380*
Artificial Intelligence for Games
3
MAT 258
Discrete Mathematics
3
DES 214
Level Design Methods
3
PHY 250
Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics
4
Semester Total20
Semester 6GAM 350*
Project III
4
CS 325*
User Interface and User Experience Design
3
Computer Science Elective
Any three-credit CS course numbered 200 or higher.
3
DES 315
Technical Design Methods
3
MAT 250
Linear Algebra
3
PSY 101
Introduction to Psychology
3
Semester Total19
Semester 7GAM 375 or GAM 400*
Project III or Project IV
4
STEM Elective
Any three-credit CS, ECE, MAT, or PHY course numbered 200 or higher.
3
Design Elective
Any three-credit DES course numbered 200 or higher.
3
Mathematics Elective
Any three-credit MAT or PHY course numbered 200 or higher.
3
Art, CG, or Music Elective
Any three-credit ART, CG, or MUS course.
3
Semester Total16
Semester 8GAM 400 or GAM 450*
Project IV
4
STEM Elective
Any three-credit CS, ECE, MAT, or PHY course numbered 200 or higher.
3
Design Elective
Any three-credit DES or UX course numbered 200 or higher.
3
English Elective
Any three-credit English course.
3
Humanities and Social Sciences Elective
Any three-credit course from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, except those with the COL designation.
3
Semester Total16
Degree Total (minimum credits required)142

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

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