B.S. Combined Major in Computer Science and Game Design (Class of 2017)

Computer Science Overview Courses

Freshmen or freshmen transfers should complete the following two courses:

  • CS 1200 CS/IS Overview 1
  • CS 1210 CS/IS Overview 2: Co-op Preparation

Computer Science Fundamental Courses

Complete the following four courses with corresponding labs, as indicated. A grade of C- or higher is required in each course:

Computer Science Required Courses

Complete the following courses:

Computer Science Senior Seminar

Complete the below course:

Computer Science Elective Requirement

Choose One:

  • CS 4150 Game Artificial Intelligence
  • IS 4300 Human Computer Interaction

English Requirements

Complete the following two courses:

With permission, you may substitute ENGW 3301 for ENGW 3302.

  • ENGW 3301 Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Mathematics Requirements

Complete the following two courses:

  • MATH 1260 Math Fundamentals for Games
  • MATH 1341 Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering

Game Design Required Courses

Complete the following five courses:

Game Design Electives

Choose 2 Game Design electives except not GAME 2150, GAME 3150, or GAME 3250.

  • Game Design Elective 1
  • Game Design Elective 2

CS/Game Design Related Electives

Select 2 electives from the options below:

  • Game Design electives except not GAME 2150, GAME 3150, or GAME 3250
  • Interactive Media Electives
  • Art+Design Electives
  • Computer Science electives CS 2600 or higher except not CS 5010
  • Information Science electives IS 2000 or higher except not IS 4900
  • PHYS 2101 Physics Principles for Games
  • MATH 1342 Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering
  • ECON 2350 Statistics OR PSYC 2320 Statistics in Psychological Research

General Requirements

Complete the following course:

Computing and Social Issues requirement. Choose one.

  • SOCL 4528 Computers & Society
  • SOCL 3485 Environment, Technology, and Society
  • ANTH 3418 Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
  • IA 5240 Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights

General Electives

Complete three general electives. If the NU Core comparative study of cultures requirement is to be satisfied by taking a course, then it must be one of the general electives. The Level 1 Core in Arts/Humanities is satisfied since Game Design is in the Arts category.The Level 1 Core in Social Science is satisfied via PSYC 1101.