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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

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


    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    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 advisor. 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

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    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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    Model Semester Plan

    Students are 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).

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    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 Laboratory for Physics with Calculus 2
    1
    Total 14
    Semester 4 Credits
    ARH 2051 Introduction to the Principles 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; advisor-approved
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    ART 2305C Perceptual Drawing​ 3​
    CAP 3020 Theory and Practice of Multimedia Production 3
    CISE elective
    Advisor-approved
    3
    COT 4501 Numerical Analysis: A Computational Approach 3
    Interdisciplinary elective
    Advisor-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
    Advisor-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; advisor-approved
    ​6
    Total 15
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