Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Technology - Digital Design Emphasis

The Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Technology with an emphasis in Digital Design has four basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Core Discipline Requirements
  3. Discipline Elective Requirements
  4. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy

The DSU Computer Literacy requirement is fulfilled by successfully completing the Computer Science Core Requirement courses CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming and CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming.

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Core Discipline Requirements
ART 2060Digital Photography3
ARTH 3750Graphic Design History3
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
DES 1300Communication Design3
DES 1610Screen Printing3
DES 2500Computer Illustration3
DES 2600Creative Imaging3
DES 2710Typography3
DES 2800Digital Publishing3
DES 3100Interaction Design3
DES 3300Intro to Digital Video Editing3
DES 36003-D Visualization3
DES 3710Advanced Typography3
DES 3800Corporate Identity3
DES 4600Senior Project3
DES 4650Publication Design3
ENGL 3010Writing in the Professions3
IT 1100Introduction to Unix/Linux3
IT 2400Intro to Networking3
MATH 1100Business Calculus3
WEB 1400Web Design I: Fundamentals3
WEB 3400Web Design II: Essentials3
Discipline Electives Requirements
Complete 12 credits from the following (no more than 1 photography course):
ART 1110Drawing and Composition3
ART 3040Intermediate Digital Photography3
ART 3070Advanced Photography II: Digital3
ART 3300RGraphic Design Problems3
ART 4750Package Design3
CS 1410Object Oriented Programming3
DES 1100Intro to Digital Design3
DES 36503-D Animation3
DES 3780Prepress & Print Production3
DES 4900RIndependent Research1-3
DES 4920Internship3
DES 4990Seminar in Digital Design3
IT 4300Database Design & Management3
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles3
WEB 3200Web Application Development I3
WEB 3500Electronic Commerce3
WEB 3550Internet & eCommerce Marketing3
WEB 4200Web Application Development II3
WEB 4400Web Design III: Advanced Techniques3

NOTE: A course may only be used to fulfill one program requirement. Dual-listed courses may only be used once to fill requirements. Consult course descriptions in this catalog to verify dual-listed courses.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C- or higher in each Core Discipline and Elective Requirement course.
 

Graduation Plan 

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CIT 1001FYE: Computer Information Technology1
WEB 1400Web Design I: Fundamentals3
MATH 1100Business Calculus3
DES 1300Communication Design3
ENGL 1010
or 1010D
Introduction to Writing
Introduction to Writing
3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
 Term Hours14
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
DES 2600Creative Imaging3
DES 2500Computer Illustration3
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
American Institutions3
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ART 2060Digital Photography3
DES 2800Digital Publishing3
IT 1100Introduction to Unix/Linux3
Life Sciences3
Physical Sciences3
Laboratory Science1
 Term Hours16
Spring Semester
DES 2710Typography3
DES 3100Interaction Design3
IT 2400Intro to Networking3
Fine Arts3
Literature / Humanities3
 Term Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
DES 36003-D Visualization3
DES 3710Advanced Typography3
DES 3800Corporate Identity3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
ARTH 3750Graphic Design History3
DES 3300Intro to Digital Video Editing3
DES 4650Publication Design3
DES Elective 
ENGL 3010Writing in the Professions3
Global & Cultural Perspectives3
 Term Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
WEB 3400Web Design II: Essentials3
DES Elective3
DES Elective3
DES Elective3
Global & Cultural Perspectives3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
DES 4600Senior Project3
DES Elective3
DES Elective3
General Elective3
General Elective3
 Term Hours15
Total Hour: 120