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 Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
Information Literacy0-1
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Core Discipline Requirements
ART 2060Digital Photography3
ARTH 3750Graphic Design History3
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
DES 1300Design I3
DES 2300Design II3
DES 2600Creative Imaging3
DES 2710Typography I3
DES 2800Digital Publishing3
DES 3100Interaction Design3
DES 3300Intro to Digital Video Editing3
DES 36003-D Visualization3
DES 3710Typography II3
DES 3800Branding3
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 1610Screen Printing3
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 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
DES 1300 Design I 3
DES Elective: DES 1100 Intro to Digital Design recommended 3
ENGL 1010
Introduction to Writing
or Introduction to Writing
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
MATH 1100 Business Calculus meets General Education (Mathematics) 3
Spring Semester
DES 2300 Design II 3
DES 2600 Creative Imaging 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
WEB 1400 Web Design I: Fundamentals 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
DES 2710 Typography I 3
DES 2800 Digital Publishing 3
WEB 3400 Web Design II: Essentials 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
Spring Semester
DES 3100 Interaction Design 3
DES 3300 Intro to Digital Video Editing 3
IT 1100 Introduction to Unix/Linux 3
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
General Education (Literature / Humanities) 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
DES 3710 Typography II 3
DES 3800 Branding 3
IT 2400 Intro to Networking 3
General Education (Life Sciences) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (Lab Science) 1
Spring Semester
ART 2060 Digital Photography 3
DES 4650 Publication Design 3
ENGL 3010 Writing in the Professions 3
DES Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
4th Year
Fall Semester
ARTH 3750 Graphic Design History 3
DES 3600 3-D Visualization 3
DES Elective: Upper Division 3
DES Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (Global & Cultural Perspectives) 3
Spring Semester
DES 4600 Senior Project 3
CIS 1200
Computer Literacy ( Computer Literacy Requirement)
or Object Oriented Programming
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 1
General Education (Global & Cultural Perspectives) 3
 Total Hours120