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BA/MS in Computer Science with a Concentration in Game Development


Years 1-4 (BA)

College Core 48 Credits
Major Prerequisites 10
Major Requirements 23
Requirements 6
Electives 9
Open Electives 24
Total Credits in BA Degree 120

Year 5

Graduate Computer Science Courses 15
Total BA/MS 135 Credits

Graduate Credits

Taken as an Undergraduate 18
Taken in Fifth Year 15
Total MS 33 Credits

College Core

Course Title Credits
CS 201 Computer Science I 4
MTH 231 Calculus I 4

Major Prerequisites

Course Title Credits
CS 202 Computer Science II 4
MTH 310 Discrete Mathematics 3
MTH 270 Applied Statistics 3
Total Major Prerequisites 10 Credits

Major Requirements

Course Title Credits
CS 231 Programming in a UNIX Environment 4
CS 301 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
CS 311 Computer Organization and Architecture 4
CS 321 Database Design and Implementation 3
CS 481* Software Project Development: Design 3
CS 482* Software Project Development: Implementation 3
Graduate Level Courses taken as an Undergraduate
CS 650 Operating Systems 3
Total Major Requirements 23 Credits
*Software Project in CS 481 – CS 482 must be a Game Development project

Game Development Concentration

Course Title Credits
CS 734 Game Development 3
CS 742 Computer Graphics 3
Select Three Electives
CS 736 Advanced Game Development 3
CS 743 Advanced Computer Graphics 3
CS 760 Artificial Intelligence 3
CS 773 Mobile Application Development 3
Total Electives 9
Total Concentration 15 Credits

Open Electives 24 Credits

Total BA 120 Credits

Fifth Year MS Requirements

Course Title Credits
CS 980* Thesis Preparation Seminar 3
CS 981* Thesis 3
Three CS Graduate Electives 9
Total Fifth Year MS Requirements 15 Credits
*Thesis must be a Game Development topic

Total BA/MS 135 Credits

Index Requirement
CS 201, CS 202 and all other CS courses counted toward the major must be completed with a minimum grade of "C." To continue in the major, students who do not meet this requirement must repeat the course before taking any other course for which this course is a prerequisite.