Bachelor of Science 2023 through2024

Computer Science

About the Program

Game Systems Concentration

Students majoring in the Computer Science program are forbidden from double-majoring in the BS Game Programming, BS Information Technology, and BS Math and Computer Science programs; as well as from minoring in Computer Science and Information Technology.

Curriculum Requirements

First Year

  • CSC 241
    AND CSC 242
    OR CSC 243
    AND 1 Major Elective
  • CSC 300
  • MAT 140
  • MAT 141
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • LSP 110
    OR LSP 111
  • LSP 112
  • WRD 103
  • WRD 104
  • 1 Arts & Literature
  • 1 Scientific Inquiry Lab
  • 1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

Second Year

  • CSC 301
  • CSC 321
  • CSC 347
  • CSC 361
  • CSC 373
  • CSC 374
  • WRD 204
  • 1 Open Elective
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • LSP 200
  • CSC 208
  • 1 Religious Dimensions
  • 1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

Third Year

  • CSC 386
  • GAM 325
  • GAM 372
  • GAM 374
  • GAM 377
  • GPH 329
    OR GAM 370
  • 1 Major Elective
  • 2 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • 1 Arts & Literature
  • 1 Experiential Learning
  • 1 Historical Inquiry

Fourth Year

  • GAM 394 AND GAM 395
    OR CSC 394 AND 1Major Elective
  • 3 Major Electives
  • 2 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • 1 Arts & Literature
  • 1 Religious Dimensions
  • 1 Philosophical Inquiry
  • 1 Historical Inquiry
  • 1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

Major Electives

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

Major Electives may be selected from 300-level CSC, CSE, SE, or GAM courses or from the list of courses below:

  • ANI 230
  • CSE 314
  • CSE 316
  • CSE 331
  • CSE 332
  • CSE 333
  • CSE 351
  • CSE 352
  • CSE 362
  • GAM 226
  • GPH 389

Open Electives

Open Electives may be taken from any unit at DePaul. These are the only courses that may be taken under the pass/fail option. Students must earn a grade of D or higher in all open elective courses. Courses that satisfy a CDM minor or other minors are normally credited as open electives.

Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies program is the general education portion of the curriculum at DePaul University. Students must earn a grade of D or better in all courses taken to satisfy these requirements. The only exception is the Capstone course which is considered also a major requirement and WRD 103 and WRD 104 in which students need to earn a C- or better.

Students may choose to take some CDM courses that carry Liberal Studies credit but they cannot double count them if they are part of the major requirements. A complete list of courses that carry Liberal Studies credit can be found on the Liberal Studies website along with an overview of the Liberal Studies requirements for this program. Students can search for courses that satisfy a particular Liberal Studies requirement on campusconnect.

Note: Students must complete CSC 208 Ethics in Technology as one of the two required Philosophical Inquiry learning domain requirements.

Although students are free to take course requirements in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course-specific prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that students follow these year-by-year suggestions, especially regarding the first-year major courses.

Courses offered in the student's primary major cannot be taken to fulfill LSP Domain requirements.

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree must meet the following requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 192 credit hours (generally 48 courses)
  • Earn a grade of C- or higher in WRD 103, WRD 104, and all Major and Minor courses
  • Earn a grade of D or higher in all other Liberal Studies and Open Elective courses
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Students who earn a cumulative DePaul University GPA

  • Between 3.500 and 3.699 will graduate cum laude
  • Between 3.700 and 3.849 will graduate magna cum laude
  • of at least 3.850 will graduate summa cum laude

For DePaul's policy on repeat courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Undergraduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.