UC Irvine Offers Computer Game Science Major
(San Francisco, CA)- UC Irvine has recently announced the development of a new major that has been approved by the UC Irvine Academic Senate.
New Computer Game Science Major
The new major, Computer Game Science, B.S., is effective fall 2010. The major is offered through The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.
The Computer Game Science (CGS) major is limited to freshmen for fall 2010. Transfers will be able to apply starting fall 2011. The major pre-requisites are the same as for other ICS college majors. Please note, ICS believes that the degree will take a full 3 years to complete once students transfer. Students will be able to TAG into CGS.
A Note For Transfer Students:
Students wishing to transfer into the Computer Game Science program should prepare themselves as they would for transfer into other ICS programs (i.e., according to ICS’s detailed guidelines that describe the equivalency of college preparation courses with ICS courses) and then use the change-of-major equivalencies from ICS courses to Computer Game Science courses to determine the set of courses for which they will be exempted.
Applicants who satisfactorily complete course requirements will be given preference for admission. Applicants must satisfy at least the following requirements:
- Completion of one year of discrete mathematics or one year of calculus, preferably both. A semester of pre-calculus and a semester of calculus are not sufficient to satisfy this requirement.
- Completion of one year of UC-transferable computer science courses, including at least one course involving the concepts of object-oriented programming (e.g., in Java or C++) or functional programming (e.g., in Scheme). Additional courses beyond the two courses required for admission are strongly recommended, particularly courses that focus on topics such as data structures, algorithms, software design, software engineering, human-computer interaction, and programming language concepts, if such courses are available. It is strongly recommended that transfer students enter UCI with knowledge of Java and/or C++ since they are used in many of the required courses.
Note: Additional courses beyond those required for admission must be taken to fulfill the lower-division degree requirement.
I&C SCI 21 INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I
I&C SCI 22 INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE II
I&C SCI 23 FUNDAMENTAL DATA STRUCTURES
I&C SCI 51 INTRODUCTORY COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
I&C SCI 52 INTRO TO SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
I&C SCI 65 ADVANCED PROGRAMMING WITH C++
I&C SCI 60 COMPUTER GAMES AND SOCIETY
I&C SCI 61 GAME SYSTEMS AND DESIGN
I&C SCI 62 GAME TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA
MATH 2A SINGLE-VARIABLE CALCULUS
MATH 2B SINGLE-VARIABLE CALCULUS
MATH 3A OR INTRO TO LINEAR ALGEBRA
MATH 6G LINEAR ALGEBRA
I&C SCI 6D OR DISCRETE MATHEMATICS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE
MATH 6D DISCRETE MATHEMATICS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE
I&C SCI 6B BOOLEAN ALGEBRA AND LOGIC
MATH 67 OR INTRO TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE
STATS 67 INTRO TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE
PHYSICS 3A BASIC PHYSICS
FLM&MDA 85A VISUAL MEDIA AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
FLM&MDA 85B HISTORY OF BROADCASTING
FLM&MDA 85C NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND VISUALITY
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