Associate of Applied Science in Computer Graphics and Programming

Computer Graphics and Programming (AAS)

Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science in Computer Graphics and Programming is designed to prepare students for a career in game design and programming. This academic guide is based on the 2023-2024 Missouri State University-West Plains Catalog. The time to complete the degree will vary, depending on remediation, summer enrollment, number of classes taken per semester, etc. 

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
CIS 101 Computers for Learning 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions 3
IDS 110 Student Success 2
MTH 103 Intermediate Algebra or higher
(except MTH 197 Introductory Topics in Mathematics or MTH 297 Mathematic Topics in Globalization)
Civics: Select three (3) credit hours
  • HST 121 Survey of US History to 1877 OR
  • HST 122 Survey of US History Since 1877 OR
  • PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship
General Education Total 19
Computer Graphics and Programming Requirements Credit Hours
CGP 110 Game Development I 3
CGP 115 Game Art Drawing I 3
CGP 145 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CGP 150 Introduction To Digital Graphics 3
CGP 160 Introduction to 3D Modeling and Animation 3
CGP 200 Mobile Game Development 3
CGP 220 Game Development II 3
CGP 250 3D Character Modeling and Animation 3
CGP 255 Graphics Programming I 3
CGP 260 Advanced 3D Modeling and Animation 3
CGP 265 Graphics Programming II 3
CGP 297 Computer Graphics and Programming (Capstone) 3
CIS 205 Website Design & Development 3
CIS 260 Application Development I 3
Computer Graphics and Programming Total 42
Elective (pick one) Credit Hours
Elective Total 3
Computer Graphics and Programming (AAS) Degree Credit Hours
Total Hours Required 64

Degree Notes:

  1. Math requirements exclude MTH 197 and MTH 297.
  2. Students are required to complete a minimum of three (3) credit hours of math regardless of placement.
  3. Electives must be approved by the department.
  4. Students should confirm transferability of courses with their transfer university before completing courses at MSU-WP.