Prepare for transfer to a four-year college to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer game design. The curriculum follows the model provided by the Association of Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society to assure maximum transferability. Upon graduation, students can expect to transfer to a four-year college with junior status. Effective problem solving is central to good game design and development. The software development process (composing and coordinating components of a program) requires that students construct algorithms for problem solving with appropriate documentation. This curriculum has been designed to prepare the student to work as a team and solve complex computer programming problems. The department recommends the following minimal criteria for prospective students in the Computer Game Development and Design option: (1) High school diploma or equivalent; (2) Cumulative high school grade point average of C or above; (3) Ranked in top half of high school graduation class; (4) No developmental studies requirement.
- MATH265 Calculus I (4 cr)
- MATH266 Calculus II (4 cr)
- CSIT115 Introduction to Computer Game Development (3 cr)
- CSIT165 Programming I (4 cr)
- CSIT166 Programming II (4 cr)
- CSIT173 Game Programming With Open GL (3 cr)
- CSIT176 Computer Organization & Architecture (3 cr)
- CSIT213 Database Management (3 cr)
- CSIT265 Data Structures and Analysis (4 cr)
- ENGL151 English I (3 cr)
- ENGL152 English II (3 cr)
1 of the following 2 Business courses is required:
2 of the following 6 Lab Science Sequence courses are required:
- BIOL161 General Biology I (4 cr)
- BIOL162 General Biology II (4 cr)
- CHEM181 General Chemistry I (4 cr)
- CHEM182 General Chemistry II (4 cr)
- PHYS281 General Physics I (4 cr)
- PHYS282 General Physics II (4 cr)
- Social Science General Education (6 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Social Science courses (course type: GSOC).
- Humanities Gen Ed Electives (6 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Humanities courses (course type: GHUM).
- OCC Requirement (3 credits): Any course from the list of Approved General Education courses OR ACAD-155 OR Any HEHP course(s)