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  • Digital Arts and Sciences

    The digital arts and sciences (DAS) program crosses college boundaries between engineering and the arts. This degree is an interdisciplinary engineering program.

    About This Major

    • College: Engineering
    • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Digital Arts and Sciences
    • Credits for Degree: 120
    • Minor: No
    • Combined-Degree Program: Yes
    • Academic Learning Compact
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    Critical TrackingRecommended Semester Plan

    Overview

    The Digital Arts and Sciences (DAS) degree is a core computer science degree with special emphasis on human-centered computing, which includes art, design and computing courses that are related to digital media, interaction and communication.

    Graduates will be well versed in issues and solutions for basic art techniques and graphic art design as well as modeling 3D virtual worlds. The DAS graduate also will be well versed in collaborative multidisciplinary team models. Intermediate and final class projects are centered around a balanced-team composition focusing on multimedia productions.

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    Department Requirements

    Students must complete all critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C in each course and the critical-tracking GPA must be 2.5 or higher. A minimum grade of C is required in all other courses that are prerequisites to a required course: CAP 3027, CDA 3101, COP 3502, COP 3530, COP 4600, COT 3100 and MAS 3114. In addition, CISE requires all DAS students to maintain a cumulative, upper-division and department GPA minimum of 2.0.

    Students who do not meet these requirements will be placed on academic probation and will be required to prepare a probation contract with a CISE adviser. Students normally are given two terms in which to remove their deficit points or to remedy their probation status; however, students who do not satisfy the conditions of the first term of probation may be dismissed from the department.

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    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 1 of 8 critical-tracking courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts: ARH 2051, CHM 2045 or CHM 2095, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302, PHY 2048, PHY 2049
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C within two attempts
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C within two attempts
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C within two attempts
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all 8 critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C in each course within two attempts
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold, within the timeframe set forth by the college. Students are also expected to complete the general education international (GE-N) and diversity (GE-D) requirements. This is often done concurrently with another general education requirement (typically, GE-C, H or S).

    Semester 1 Credits
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1 (GE-P) or
    CHM 2095 Chemistry for Engineers 1
    3
    COP 3502 Programming Fundamentals 1 3​
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ ​3
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (State Core GE-M) 4
    Total 13
    Semester 2 Credits
    CAP 3032 Interactive Modeling and Animation 3
    COP 3503 Programming Fundamentals 2 3​
    MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (GE-M) 4
    PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 (State Core GE-P) 3
    ​PHY 2048L Physics with Calculus 1 Laboratory (GE-P) ​1
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (State Core GE-S) 3
    Total 17
    Semester 3 Credits
    CAP 3220 Introduction to Computer-Aided Modeling ​3
    ​COT 3100 Applications of Discrete Structures ​3
    MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (GE-M) 4
    PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2 (GE-P) 3
    PHY 2049L Physics with Calculus 2 Laboratory 1
    Total 14
    Semester 4 Credits
    ARH 2051 Intro to Principle and History of Art 2 (GE-H and N) 3
    CAP 3034 Introduction to Computer-Aided Animation 3
    ​COP 3530 Data Structures and Algorithm ​4
    MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 5 Credits
    CAP 3027 Introduction to Digital Arts and Sciences 3
    CEN 3031 Introduction to Software Engineering 3
    MAS 3114 Computational Linear Algebra or
    MAS 4105 Linear Algebra
    3
    PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (State Core GE-H, WR6) ​3
    Interdisciplinary elective (GE-C, WR6, adviser-approved) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    ART 2305C Perceptual Drawing​ 3​
    CAP 3020 Theory and Practice of Multimedia Production 3
    CISE elective (adviser-approved) 3
    COT 4501 Numerical Analysis: A Computational Approach 3
    Interdisciplinary elective (adviser-approved) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 7 Credits
    ART 2701C Sculpture: Shaping Form and Space 3
    CAP 4800 System Simulation or
    CIS 4930 Human Computer Interaction
    3
    ​ENC 3246 Professional Communication for Engineers (State Core GE-C, WR6) ​3
    CISE elective 3
    Interdisciplinary elective (adviser-approved) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    CAP 4730 Computational Structures in Computer Graphics​ ​3
    CIS 4914 Senior Project 3
    COP 4020 Programming Language Concepts or
    COP 4600 Operating Systems
    3
    ​Two ​Interdisciplinary electives (GE-D, WR6, adviser-approved)​ ​6
    Total 15
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majors: digital-arts-and-sciences