2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Graduation Map: Computer Gaming & Animation Design, AS-STEM for Transfer to SAU BS in Computer Science - Computer Gaming & Animation Design

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About This Degree

Start Here / Finish There

NPC Faculty Mentor: Rodney Ivers (Rodney.Ivers@np.edu) 501.760.4251

  • This curriculum is designed for persons who plan to obtain an Associate of Science in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (AS-STEM) degree at National Park College (NPC) and transfer to Southern Arkansas University (SAU) to complete a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Prerequisite courses and/or developmental courses may need to be taken in addition to this suggested plan of study.
  • A cumulative average of “C” (2.0) is required for graduation for all NPC Business Division programs.
  • All Business Division courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.

SAU Transfer Admission information and policies

Additional SAU admission requirements for this program:

  • The student must complete the requirements necessary for general admission to SAU
  • The student will have earned the Associate of Science in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (AS-STEM) at NPC with a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average in general education courses, and at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average in Computer Science (CIS) courses
  • Degree program admission requirements will be determined in the same manner as if their initial enrollment had been at SAU.

SAU Transfer Scholarship information and policies

NPUC Transfer Resources:   • Transfer 101  •  Transfer Checklists  •  Transfer FAQ

NPC Honors Program: The NPC Honors Program is accepting applications. Learn more about the NPC Honors Program.

How to Use the Graduation Map

Full-time? Part-time? Need developmental courses? Starting in the Spring or Summer?
Take courses in the order shown on the Graduation Map. See your academic advisor to help streamline your path toward degree completion.*

Scholarship recipients: Please be aware of eligibility criteria for your scholarship(s).  In particular, pay attention to (1) the enrollment requirements each semester for disbursement of your scholarship(s) and (2) the number of hours and GPA required each semester and/or year for renewal of your scholarship(s).  Graduation Maps provide a semester-by-semester course listing to allow you to graduate on time.  Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (501) 760-6398 with any questions regarding enrollment/renewal requirements of your scholarship(s).

Semester 1 - Fall (13 Credit Hours)

Semester 2 - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Semester 3 - Fall (16 Credit Hours)

Semester 4 - Spring (16 Credit Hours)

60 Credit Hours

See your NPC advisor for degree and graduation information​
* Denotes NPC courses included in the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS)

Remaining Courses to be Completed at SAU - Computer Science - Computer Gaming & Animation Design: 61-63 Credit Hours

Prefix Course # Course Name Credit Hours
ART 1103 Introduction to Game Development 3
Two-Dimensional Design
Game Design Management
Introduction to 3D Modeling Tools
CSCI 2XX1 Information Technology Seminar 1
CSCI 2133 Game Development 3
CSCI 3043 Game Studio Workshop 3
CSCI 3053 Fundamentals of Game Programming I 3
CSCI 3073 Fundamentals of Game Programming II 3
CSCI 3153 Mobile Application Development 3
CSCI 3213 Computer Networking 3
CSCI 3233 Theory of Computation 3
CSCI 3403 Artificial Intelligence  3
CSCI 3913 Virtual Reality Workshop 3
CSCI 4133 Operating Systems 3
CSCI 4143 Programming Language and Compliers 3
CSCI 4153 Software Engineering 3
CSCI 4163 Computer Graphics 3
CSCI 4193 Game Development Senior Project 3
CSCI 4203 Data Modeling and Application 3
ENGL 3023 Technical Writing 3
MATH 3043 Applied Probability and Statistics I 3
Calculus II
Applied Probability & Statistics II
Statistical Methods
    Total SAU Credit Hours:
Total Credit Hours:

Academic Year: 2022-2023
Revised: September, 2022                                                                             


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