Undergraduate Concentrations

Concentrations

Computer Science and Computer Information Systems majors may also earn one or two concentrations from
the following list: 1) Computer Game Technology, 2) Mobile Computing, and 3) Software, Web, and Computer
Security.

Computer Game Technology Concentration - 12 hours

The Computer Game Technology concentration provides students with essential background, understanding, knowledge, and skills in the practice of computer game technology and software design and development. The concentration is comprised of 12 semester hours of study including 9 semester hours of required courses and 3 semester hours of elective courses as outlined below.

Required courses:

  • CIS 451 Computer Game Design - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 452 Computer Game Modification - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 459 Computer Game Capstone Project - 3 hrs.

Elective courses (choose one from the following):

  • CIS 453 Concepting and Storytelling - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 455 Computer Graphics - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 456 Game Engine Programming - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 457 Digital Animation - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 458 Sound Design - 3 hrs.

Mobile Computing Concentration - 12 hours

The Mobile Computing concentration provides students with essential background, understanding, knowledge, and analytical and technicals skills in advancel mobile technology and its applications in computer science, computer information systems, and the design and development of complex mobile software systems. The concentration is comprised of 9 semester hours of required courses and 3 semester hours of elective courses as outlined below.

Required courses:

  • CIS 433 Mobile and Wireless Networks - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 446 Advanced Mobile Programming - 3 hrs.
  • CS 493 Web and Mobile Software Systems - 3 hrs.

Elective courses (choose one from the following):

  • CIS 435 Computer Networks and System Security - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 495 Software and Web Applications Security - 3 hrs.

Due to the fast-changing learning content in Mobile Computing, see the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems for possible additional elective courses in this area.

Software, Web, and Computer Security Concentration - 12 hours

The Software, Web, and Computer Security concentration provides students with essential background, understanding, knowledge, and skills in the practice of software, Web, computer networks and computer systems security technology, and secure software and Web applications design and development. The concentration is comprised of 12 required semester hours of study as outlined below.

Required courses:

  • BMA 379 Information System Security, or equivalent - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 415 Applied Cryptography - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 435 Computer Networks and System Security - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 495 Software and Web Applications Security - 3 hrs.