Computer Science and Interactive Media, BS

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Computer Science Courses

Computer Science Overview
CS 1200Computer Science/Information Science Overview 11
CS 1210Computer Science/Information Science Overview 2: Co-op Preparation1
Computer Science Fundamental Courses
A grade of C– or higher is required:
CS 1800
and CS 1801
Discrete Structures
and Recitation for CS 1800
4
CS 2500
and CS 2501
Fundamentals of Computer Science 1
and Lab for CS 2500
5
CS 2510
and CS 2511
Fundamentals of Computer Science 2
and Lab for CS 2510
5
CS 2800
and CS 2801
Logic and Computation
and Lab for CS 2800
5
Computer Science Required Courses
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 4300Computer Graphics4
CS 4500Software Development4
CS 4800Algorithms and Data4
IS 4300Human Computer Interaction4
Computer Science Senior Seminar
CS 4000Senior Seminar1
or THTR 1170 The Eloquent Presenter

Design Requirements

ARTH 1100Interactive Media and Society4
ARTD 2100Narrative Basics4
or ARTG 1250 Design Process Context and Systems
ARTG 2260Programming Basics4
ARTG 2400
and ARTG 2401
Interaction Design 1: Responsive
and Interaction Design Tools
5
ARTG 4700Interaction Team Degree Project 14
ARTG 4701Interaction Team Degree Project 24
ARTF 1122
and ARTF 1123
2D Fundamentals: Surface and Drawing
and 2D Tools
5
Complete one of the following:5
3D Fundamentals: Structure and Drawing
and 3D Tools
5D Fundamentals: Experience and Drawing
and 5D Tools

Major Requirements

PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
MATH 1260Math Fundamentals for Games4

Computing and Social Issues

Complete one of the following:4
Technology and Human Values
The Twenty-First-Century Workplace
Environment, Technology, and Society
Computers and Society
Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights

Creative Industries Electives

Complete five courses from the following lists:20-25
Game Design
Games and Society
Games and Learning
Foundations of Game Design
Game Interface Design
Level Design and Game Architecture
Rapid Idea Prototyping for Games
Game Concept Development and Production
Topics in Game Design
Art and Design
Global Art and Design History: Renaissance to Modern
Modern Art and Design History
Contemporary Art and Design History
Survey of the Still and Moving Image
4D Fundamentals: Sequence and Drawing
and 4D Tools
5D Fundamentals: Experience and Drawing
and 5D Tools
Animation
Animation Basics
and Animation Tools
Animation 1
Virtual Environment Design
Character Design for Animation
Animation for Games
Animation 2
Animation 3
Digital Sculpture and Model Making
Video
Video Basics
and Video Tools
Video: Sound and Image
Collaborative Video and Community Engagement
Video in Context: Video and Social Change
Photography
Photo Basics
and Photo Tools
Photography 1
Photography 2
Alternative Photographic Processes
Graphic Design
Typography 1
and Type Tools
Graphic Design 1
Typography 2
Interactive Media
Interactive Narrative
Business Literacy for Design and Media
Physical Computing
Transmedia Design
Interaction Design 2: Mobile
Computer Science
Database Design
Programming in C++
Game Programming
Computer Systems
Networks and Distributed Systems
Theory of Computation
Artificial Intelligence
Game Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
Web Development
Building Game Engines
Computer Science Topics
Research
Directed Study
Independent Study
Psychology
Sensation and Perception
Psychology of Language
Cognition
Mathematics
Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering
Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering
Linear Algebra
Probability and Statistics
Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering

Computer Science English Requirement

College Writing
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
or ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Required General Electives

Complete five general electives.20

NUpath Requirements Satisfied

  • Engaging with the Natural and Designed World
  • Exploring Creative Expression and Innovation
  • Conducting Formal and Quantitative Reasoning
  • Understanding Societies and Institutions
  • Analyzing and Using Data
  • Writing in the First Year
  • Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
  • Writing-Intensive in the Major
  • Demonstrating Thought and Action in a Capstone

Integrating Knowledge and Skills Through Experience is satisfied through co-op.

Major GPA Requirements

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS, IS, and IM required courses

Program Requirement

136 total semester hours required

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
5CS 35004 
CS 1800
and CS 1801
4CS 2800
and CS 2801
5CS 48004 
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5ARTH 11004  
ENGW 11114ARTF 1124
and ARTF 1125
5  
ARTF 1122
and ARTF 1123
5   
 19 19 8 
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ARTG 2260*4Co-op 1Co-op 1Elective4
MATH 12604  Elective4
PSYC 11014   
ARTD 2100 or ARTG 12504   
CS 12101   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
IS 43004Co-op 2Co-op 2ENGW 11114
ARTG 2400
and ARTG 2401*
5  Elective4
Creative Industries Elective 14   
CS 43004   
THTR 11701   
 18 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
CS 45004ARTG 4701*4Elective4 
ARTG 4700*4Computing and Social Issues4Elective4 
Creative Industries Elective 24Creative Industries Elective 44  
Creative Industries Elective 34Creative Industries Elective 54  
 16 16 8 
Total Hours: 137

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
5CS 35004 
CS 1800
and CS 1801
4CS 2800
and CS 2801
5CS 48004 
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5ARTH 11004  
ENGW 11114ARTF 1124
and ARTF 1125
5  
ARTF 1122
and ARTF 1123
5   
 19 19 8 
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ARTG 2260*4Co-op 1Co-op 1Elective4
MATH 12604  Elective4
PSYC 11014   
ARTD 2100 or ARTG 12504   
CS 12101   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
IS 43004Co-op 2Co-op 2 
ARTG 2400
and ARTG 2401*
5   
Creative Industries Elective 14   
CS 43004   
THTR 11701   
 18 0 0 
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
ENGW 33024Co-op 3Co-op 3 
Elective 4   
Creative Industries Elective 24   
Creative Industries Elective 34   
 16 0 0 
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
CS 45004ARTG 47014  
ARTG 4700*4Computing and Social Issues4  
Creative Industries Elective 44Creative Industries Elective 54  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 137
*

 Indicates course must be taken in the semester listed.