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Degree Requirements

 

B.S., Major in Computer Science and Digital Arts

 

Minimum 124 hrs = 34 hrs General Education51 hrs Major + 39 others

Descriptions of CPTR courses are provided on this site under Course Description.  Complete course listing and program details are also available in SC Undergraduate Catalog from SC Registrar's office.  

 

General Education Requirements: (34 hrs)

PREP 100 First Year Seminar (fall of first year)    1 hr
ENG 110 College Writing I  (fall of first year)       3 hrs
ENG 120 College Writing II (spring of first year)   3 hrs
COMM102 Oral Communication           3 hrs
MATH110 or MATH215 or higher          3 hrs
PESS205 Critical Issues in Health        3 hrs

Disciplinary Perspectives*:   
    Natural Science                  at least 3 hrs    
    Social Science                    at least 3 hrs    
    Humanities                          at least 3 hrs          
    Arts                                        at least 3 hrs                     
    Other Cultures                    at least 3 hrs       
    * See SC Undergraduate Catalog (General Education Requirements on page 9-10) for list of courses

PREP 499 Career Preparation**   3 hrs
    ** Course work starts in first semester, credit assigned in senior year

 

Major requirements: (51 hrs)

In Computer Science and Digital Arts:
      110 Introduction to Computer Systems (3 hr)

In Communication:
      315 Persuasion (3 hr)

In English:
      210 Business Communications or 420 Business and Administrative Communication (3 hr)

All requirements of one emphasis area below:

 

Emphasis in Computer Game Development

Requirements:
In Computer Science and Digital Arts:
      200 Computer Game Concepts (minimum six hours)
      205 Computer Game Planning and Production (minimum 12 hours)

Completion of the courses under one of the three tracks: Game/Level Design, Image and Sound Design, and Software Design.


Game/Level Design:
In Computer Science and Digital Arts/Communication:
      346 Multimedia Authoring for CD-ROM and the Web
In Business:
      322 Management
      394 Marketing
In English/Communication:
      220 Interactive Story Telling
In Psychology:
      112 General Psychology
      219 Social Psychology
In Theatre Arts:
      Two hours in 112/113/212 and/or 117/118/217

Image and Sound Design:
In Computer Science and Digital Arts:
      220 Digital Sound
      240 3D Modeling and Animation 1
      250 3D Modeling and Animation 2
      350 3D Modeling and Animation 3
In Communication/Art:
      103 Graphic Design
      216 Composing With Paint & Draw Programs 1
In Music:
      111 Foundations in Music

Software Design:
In Computer Science and Digital Arts:
      112 Programming 1
      212 Programming 2
In Computer Science and Digital Arts/Communication:
      346 Multimedia Authoring for CD-ROM and the Web
In Mathematics:
      110 College Algebra
      112 Trigonometry
      319 Linear Algebra
In Physics:
      201 College Physics 1

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Emphasis in Computer Science:

In Computer Science and Digital Arts: (27 hrs)
      112 Programming 1 (C++)
      212 Programming 2 (C++)
      310 Theory of Programming Languages
      320 Database Management Systems 1
      324 Computer Networks & Concepts
      341 Operating Systems
      345 Software Engineering or 453 Analysis of Algorithm (graduate school intention)
      452 Automata Theory
      454 Senior Project and Seminar

In Mathematics: (14 hrs)
      222 Calculus 1
      223 Calculus 2
      319 Linear Algebra
      320 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics

Suggested Electives:
In Computer Science and Digital Arts:
      211 Basic Information and Web Site Design
      306 Visual Basic Programming
      315 Java Programming
      321 Advanced Web Site Design
      334 Management Information Systems
      415 Systems Architecture
      430 Artificial Intelligence
      440 Decision Support Systems
      475 Database Management Systems 2

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Emphasis in Digital Arts:

In Computer Science and Digital Arts:
      211 Basic Information and Web Site Design
      345 Desktop Publishing

In Art:
      103 Graphic Design
      123 Basic Drawing
      215 Painting Studio 1
      216 Composing With Paint & Draw Programs 1
      316 Composing With Paint & Draw Programs 2

In Communication:
      206 Digital Photography
      346 Multimedia Authoring for CD-ROM and the Web

Choose one of the following:
In Communication:
      320 Advanced Web Site Design: Graphic Techniques
In Computer Science and Digital Arts:
      321 Advanced Web Site Design: Dynamic Sites; Interactivity

Choose one of the following:
In Communication:
      214 Video News Production
In Computer Science and Digital Arts:
      240 3D Modeling & Animation 1

Choose one of the following:
In Communication:
      114 Video Field Production
In Computer Science and Digital Arts:
      250 3D Modeling & Animation 2

Students majoring in computer science with an emphasis in digital arts may not minor in new media (a communication area of study).

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