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Office of the University Registrar

2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog


Digital Arts and Sciences
College: Engineering
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Digital Arts and Sciences
Hours for Degree: 121
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program : Yes

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

Students take art and other interdisciplinary courses along with the core computer classes. Graduates will be well versed in issues and solutions for basic art technique, 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.

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

Critical Tracking and Recommended Semester Plan

Semester 1:

  • 2.0 UF GPA for semesters 1-5
  • 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking coursework for semesters 1-5
  • Complete 1 of 8 tracking courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts: CHM 2045, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302, PHY 2048, PHY 2049 and ARH 2051

Semester 2:

  • Complete 1 additional course with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

Semester 3:

  • Complete 2 additional courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

Semester 4:

  • Complete 2 additional courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

Semester 5:

  • Complete all 8 critical-tracking courses with a minimum grade of C in each course within two attempts

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

Recommended semester plan

Semester 1Credits
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE-M)4
ARH 2051 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 2 (GE-H, N)3
CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1 (GE-P)3
CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (GE-P)1
EGN 1002 Introduction to Engineering (not required but recommended)1
Total 11-12
Semester 2Credits
MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 24
PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 (GE-P)3
PHY 2048L Laboratory for PHY 2048 (GE-P)1
CGS 3032 Interactive Modeling and Animation3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Total 14
Semester 3Credits
MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (GE-M)4
PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 23
PHY 2049L Laboratory for PHY 20491
CGS 3220 Introduction to Computer-Aided Modeling3
Humanities (GE-H)3
Total 14
Semester 4Credits
MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations3
CIS 3020 Advanced Programming Fundamentals3
CGS 3034 Introduction to Computer-Aided Animation3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Total 12
Semester 5Credits
COT 3100 Applications of Discrete Structures3
ART 2305C Perceptual Drawing3
Interdisciplinary elective (approved list)3
Total 9
Semester 6Credits
CAP 3027 Introduction to Digital Arts and Sciences3
COP 3530 Data Structures and Algorithm4
MAS 3114 Computational Linear Algebra3
Interdisciplinary elective (approved list)3
Total 13
Semester 7Credits
CAP 3020 Theory and Practice of Multimedia Production3
COT 4501 Numerical Analysis - A Computational Approach3
CEN 3031 Introduction to Software Engineering3
CISE elective (adviser approval)3
Total 12
Semester 8Credits
ART 2701C Sculpture: Shaping Form and Space or
other sculpture or ceramics studios
Humanities (GE-H) or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Interdisciplinary electives (approved list)6
Total 12
Semester 9 Credits
CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Organization3
CAP 4800 Systems Simulation3
ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline3
CISE elective (approved list)3
Total 12
Semester 10 Credits
COP 4020 Programming Language Concepts3
CIS 4914 Senior Project3
CAP 4730 Computational Structures in Computer Graphics3
Interdisciplinary elective (approved list)3
Total 12