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The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Development requires completion of at least 135 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Of these, 75 credits will be earned through courses offered by DigiPen, while the remaining credits are to be transferred in from your previous institution. The program usually spans five semesters of 12 to 15 weeks each, or a total of two academic years. For more information, see Degree Requirements.

This is a sample sequence of courses for a student in the 2023 academic cohort. This sequence should not be used for advising purposes. Instead, contact your Student Success Advisor for assistance.

Academic Year 3

Sample sequence of courses for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Development student in their third academic year.

SemesterCourseCredits
Semester 1GAM 240N
Game Development Processes and Technologies
3
GAM 200N
Game Project I
3
CS 220N
Introduction to C++ Programming
4
CS 230N
Game Implementation Techniques
3
MAT 208N
Linear Algebra and Geometry
4
Semester Total17
Semester 2GAM 300N
Game Project II
4
CS 360N
Operating System I, Man-Machine Interface
3
CS 225N
Advanced C/C++
3
CS 251N
Introduction to Computer Graphics
3
MAT 250N
Linear Algebra
3
Semester Total16
Semester 3GAM 350N
Game Project II
4
MAT 258N
Discrete Mathematics
3
CS 280N
Data Structures
3
Semester Total10

Academic Year 4

Sample sequence of courses for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Development student in their fourth academic year.

SemesterCourseCredits
Semester 1GAM 400N*
Game Project III
4
CS 211N
Introduction to Databases
3
CS 330N
Algorithm Analysis
3
CS 365N
Software Engineering
3
COM 250N
Professional Communication
3
Semester Total16
Semester 2GAM 450N*
Game Project III
4
CS 232N
Data Analysis
3
CS 260N
Computer Networks I: Interprocess Communication
3
CS 380N
Artificial Intelligence for Games
3
MAT 340N
Probability and Statistics
3
Semester Total16
Degree Total (minimum credits required)135

*Other courses may fulfill this requirement. Reference the degree requirements for this program for more information.

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