Game/Simulation Development, Emphasis

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
STA 225 Bison image Introductory Statistics (CT)3
MTH 229 Bison image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 229 Bison image  Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
Core II Humanities3
NRE 111 Bison image Living Systems4
or BSC 104 Bison image Introduction to Biology
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural or International3
CIT 490 Bison image Capstone Project in CIT3
or CIT 470 Bison image Internship in CIT
Major-Specific
IST 150Spreadsheet & Database Prin3
CS 105 Bison image Expl World with Computing (CT)3
CS 110Computer Science I3
CS 120Computer Science II3
CS 210Data Structures and Algorithms3
CIT 260 Cap graduation image Instrumentation3
CIT 263 Cap graduation image Web Programming I3
CIT 266Applied C++ Programming3
CIT 313 Cap graduation image Web Programming II3
CIT 332 Cap graduation image Software Engineering I3
CIT 333Software Engineering II3
CIT 352Network Protocols and Admin3
CIT 365 Cap graduation image Database Management3
ART 214Foundations: Grid/Chroma3
or ART 219 Foundations: Frame/Time
MGT 320Principles of Management3
CIT 490 Bison image Capstone Project in CIT (C)3
or CIT 470 Bison image Internship in CIT
MTH 229 Bison image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
STA 225 Bison image Introductory Statistics (CT)3
NRE 111 Bison image Living Systems4
or BSC 104 Bison image Introduction to Biology
NRE 212Energy3
Physical/Natural Science Elective4
MTH 220Discrete Structures3
Area of Emphasis-Specific
CIT 340Game Development I:2D3
CIT 440Computer Graphics for Gaming3
CIT 441Game Development II:3D3
CIT 443Game Development III: AI3
CIT 4463D Modeling and Animation3
CIT 447Modeling/Simuation Dev3
CIT 448Mobile Game Development3
MTH 329 Bison image Elementary Linear Algebra3
Free Elective3

Major Information

  • Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.
  • Coursework listed as “elective” may vary for each student. Students are encouraged to use elective hours toward a minor or toward prerequisites.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to select courses that meet two or more Core or College requirements. For example, a writing intensive literature course could satisfy the Core II Humanities requirement as well as the University writing intensive requirement.
  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change semesters. Please consult each semesters schedule of courses for availability and attributes.
  • MTH 229 Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT) is based on an ACT Mathematics score of 27 or higher. Students with an ACT Mathematics score less than 27 will be placed in the appropriate prerequisite mathematics and science courses.
  • The Computer and Information Technology major is a four-year program that requires a minimum of 120 credit hours, 40 of which must be at the 300-400 level.

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Four Year Plan

A major in Computer and Information Technology provides a solid grounding in the information technology field. CIT is a cutting-edge program rooted and grounded in courses that are both highly theoretical while also extremely applied in nature. Game development combines sound principles of computer application development with computer game development. This connection better serves students who are coming to Marshall University with aspirations of developing computer, console, and mobile games.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
IST 150 Spreadsheet & Database Prin 3
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
NRE 111 Bison image
or BSC 104 Bison image
Living Systems
or Introduction to Biology
4
Core II Social Science (M/I) 3
CS 105 Bison image Expl World with Computing (CT) 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CS 110 Computer Science I 3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
MTH 229 Bison image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT) 5
 Credit Hours14
Second Year
First Semester
CS 120 Computer Science II 3
CIT 260 Instrumentation 3
CIT 263 Web Programming I 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
Free Elective 1
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
ART 214
Foundations: Grid/Chroma
or Foundations: Frame/Time
3
CIT 313 Cap graduation image Web Programming II 3
CS 210 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
MTH 220 Discrete Structures 3
CMM 103 Fund Speech-Communication 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
CIT 332 Cap graduation image Software Engineering I 3
CIT 365 Cap graduation image Database Management 3
CIT 340 Game Development I:2D 3
MTH 329 Bison image Elementary Linear Algebra 3
CIT 266 Applied C++ Programming 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CIT 333 Cap graduation image Software Engineering II 3
CIT 441 Game Development II:3D 3
CIT 446 3D Modeling and Animation 3
Physical/Natural Science Elective 4
Writing Intensive 3
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
First Semester
CIT 352 Network Protocols and Admin 3
CIT 440 Computer Graphics for Gaming 3
CIT 447 Modeling/Simuation Dev 3
NRE 212 Energy 3
Writing Intensive 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CIT 443 Game Development III: AI 3
CIT 448 Mobile Game Development 3
MGT 320 Principles of Management 3
CIT 490 Bison image
or CIT 470 Bison image
Capstone Project in CIT
or Internship in CIT
3
STA 225 Bison image Introductory Statistics (CT) 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120