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

Overview

Years 1-4 (BS)

College Core 49-50 Credits
Science Core 10-15
Major Prerequisites 16-18
Major Requirements 26
Concentration  
     Requirements 6
     Electives 9
Open Electives 0-4
Total Credits in BS Degree 120-124

Year 5

Graduate Computer Science Courses 15
Total BS/MS 135-139 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
One laboratory-based course acceptable for major credit in Biology, Chemistry or Physics (such as BIO 101, CHM 109, PHY 101). 4-5


Science Core

Course Title Credits
One laboratory-based course acceptable for major credit in Biology, Chemistry or Physics to complete the sequence from the College Core. 4-5
Two additional courses in Biology, Chemistry or Physics 6-10
Total Science Core 10-15


Major Prerequisites

Course Title Credits
CS 202 Computer Science II 4
MTH 310 Discrete Mathematics 3
MTH 408 Automata and Formal Languages 3
Two additional Mathematics courses for major credit selected from the following list in consultation with an advisor: MTH 232, MTH 233, MTH 236, MTH 240, MTH 250, any 300 or 400 level MTH class, CS 409 or CS 709. 6-8
Total Major Prerequisites 16-18 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 331 Theory of Programming Languages 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 26 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
Electives: Select Three
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 0-4 Credits

Total BS 120-124 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 CS 980 – CS 98 must be a Game Development topic

Total BS/MS 135-139 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.