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The BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation (RTIS) degree program requires completion of at least 142 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The program usually spans eight semesters of 15 weeks each, or a total of four academic years. For more information, see Degree Requirements.

This is a sample sequence of courses for a student in the 2018-2019 academic cohort. This sequence should not be used for advising purposes; please contact your Student Success Advisor to receive a copy of this program’s Curriculum Flowchart.

SemesterCourseCoreCredits
Semester 1MAT 140
Linear Algebra and Geometry
X4
CS 100
Computer Environment
X4
CS 120
High-level Programming I: The C Programming Language
X4
ENG 110
Composition
3
GAM 100
Project Introduction
X3
Semester Total18
Semester 2MAT 150 or MAT 180
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I or Vector Calculus I
X4
CS 170
High-level Programming II: The C++ Programming Language
X4
CS 230
Game Implementation Techniques
X3
COM 150
Interpersonal and Work Communication
3
GAM 150
Project I
X3
Semester Total17
SummerOne or more of the following courses may be taken in the summer for those who wish to reduce the Semester 3 and/or Semester 4 course load: CS 200, MAT 200, PHY 200
Semester 3MAT 200 or MAT 230
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II or Vector Calculus II
X4
CS 180
Operating System I: Man-Machine Interface
X3
CS 200
Computer Graphics I
X3
CS 225
Advanced C/C++
X3
GAM 200
Project II
X4
Semester Total17
Semester 4MAT 250
Linear Algebra
X3
PHY 200
Motion Dynamics
X4
PHY 200L
Motion Dynamics Lab
X1
CS 250
Computer Graphics II
X3
CS 280
Data Structures
X3
GAM 250
Project II
X4
Semester Total18
SummerOne or more of the following courses may be taken in the summer for those who wish to reduce the Semester 5 and/or Semester 6 course load: CS 300, CS 315, MAT 258
Semester 5MAT 258
Discrete Mathematics
X3
PHY 250
Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics
4
CS 260
Computer Networks I: Interprocess Communication
X3
CS 300
Advanced Computer Graphics I
X3
CS 330
Algorithm Analysis
X3
GAM 300
Project III
X4
Semester Total20
Semester 6Math Elective
Any MAT course numbered 200 or higher
X3
CS 315
Low-Level Programming
X3
CS 350
Advanced Computer Graphics II
X3
Computer Science Elective
Any CS course numbered 200 or higher
X3
CG 130
3D Computer Animation Production I
X3
GAM 350
Project III
X4
Semester Total19
Semester 7Math Elective
Any MAT course numbered 200 or higher
X3
Computer Science Elective
Any CS course numbered 200 or higher
X3
English Elective
Any ENG course of three credits or more
3
ART and MUS Elective
Select one: ANI 125, ART 105, FLM 115, FLM 151, FLM 152, or MUS 115
3
GAM 400*
Project III
X4
Semester Total16
Semester 8English Elective
Any ENG course of three credits or more
3
Computer Science Elective
Any CS course numbered 200 or higher
X3
Computer Science Elective
Any CS course numbered 200 or higher
X3
HSS Elective
Any HIS, PSY, or SOS course of three credits or more
3
COL 499
Career Search Preparation: Materials, Logistics, and Communication
1
GAM 400*
Project IV
X4
Semester Total17
Degree Total (minimum credits required)142

*Other courses may fulfill this requirement. Reference the Degree Requirements for this program for more information.