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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science Concentration - Computer Graphics and Visualization Track


The track is designed to prepare students for work and/or for graduate school in computer graphics, visualization, and related areas.  Computer graphics refers to modeling (including 3D acquisition) and rendering 3D objects and scenes.  Visualization refers to using imagery to convey digital information and facilitate its interpretation and analysis.  Jobs and activities for students graduating from this track may include:

Graphics-related Industry jobs (e.g., Intel, NVIDIA, Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Google) - working on graphics software, hardware, and applications.

CAD and Architectural Applications - developing CAD/Engineering/Architecture related applications.

Movie Industry (e.g., Pixar, Dreamworks, Disney, Sony) - working on creating movies and related tools.

Gaming Industry (e.g., Electronic Arts, Midway Games, Disney, Sony) - working on game programming and related tools.

Laboratories - working in one of several scientific visualization laboratories (though often a graduate degree is preferred).

Graduate school - continuing studies towards a MS or PhD which opens up other job opportunities including research labs and academic positions.

Project Option

The track provides the ability to follow a 1 to 2 semester project sequence.  It is intended that the project be related to computer graphics and visualization, but it can be multi-disciplinary; however, the project must be supervised by at least one CGVI faculty member.

This option is very useful to undergraduate students involved in research, and such is beneficial to both job-seeking and graduate-school seeking students.

The 1 to 2 semester project sequence (e.g., CS 49000, CS 49700, CS 49000 + CS 49000 or CS 49700 + CS 49000) satisfies 1 to 2 of the slots for electives.


CS 314 and CS 381 cannot be double applied to the required/elective courses.

All track requirements, regardless of department, must be completed with a grade of C or higher (effective Fall 2011).