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Game Design & Programming Option

This degree gives students substantial knowledge of techniques required for software program-
ming fundamentals. The primary emphasis of the curriculum is hands-on training enabling students to enter the programming field with skills to support jobs with advanced C++ programming, graphic design, and artificial intelligence demands. Students will use these skills to obtain jobs and to advance to better positions in their current jobs at some of the top companies. Students who successfully complete the following courses can be awarded this degree.  

(60 hours to complete)

First Semester (14 total hours)

Course # Course Name Hours
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
ITSE 1329 Programming Logic and Design 3
GAME 1294 Special Topics (Second Life) 2
GAME 1303 Introduction to Game Design and Development 3
GAME 1336 Introduction to 3-D Game Modeling 3

Second Semester (15 total hours)

Course # Course Name Hours
ITSE 1302 Computer Programming 3
ITSE 2317 JAVA Programming 3
GAME 1302 Interactive Storyboarding 3
GAME 1304 Level Design 3
GAME 2308 Portfolio for Game Development 3

Third Semester (15 total hours)

Course # Course Name Hours
GAME 1309 Introduction to Animation Programming 3
ITSE 1307 Introduction to C++ Programming 3
ITSE 1359 Introduction to Scripting Language 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Math OR Higher 3

Fourth Semester (16 total hours)

Course # Course Name Hours
ARTC 2313 Digital Pubishing II OR  
ITSC 1391 Special Topics in Computer & Information Sciences
(APP Development)
ITSE 2331 Advanced C++ Programming 3
Elective X3XX Language, Philosophy & Culture OR Creative Arts 3
Elective X3XX Social / Behavioral Science 3
SPCH X3XX Choose one of the following: SPCH 1311 or 1315 3
POFT 1120 Job Search Skills 1