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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Concentration in Game Development

Overview

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 120-124

College Core

Course Title Credits
CS 201 Computer Science I 4
MTH 231 Calculus I 4
One laboratory-based sequence 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 (2) 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. 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 451 Operating Systems 3
CS 481* Software Project Development: Design 3
CS 482* Software Project Development: Implementation 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 434 Game Development 3
CS 446 Computer Graphics 3

Electives:  Select Three

CS 436 Advanced Game Development 3
CS 447 Advanced Computer Graphics 3
CS 461 Artificial Intelligence 3
CS 473 Mobile Application Development 3
Total Concentration Electives 9
Total Concentration 15 Credits

Open Electives 0-4 Credits

Total Credits 120-124 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.