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Digital Arts and Sciences (DAS) - About

The Digital Arts and Sciences (DAS) degree is a specialized program which integrates engineering and design: a core computer science curriculum with special emphasis on human-centered computing. This consists of computer science, art, and design courses that are related to digital media, interaction, and communication.

The curriculum is designed to bridge the gap between "engineers" and "humans" - the skill set achieved provides the flexibility to focus on coursework in both computer science and design. This enables students to create software that is computationally complex, user friendly, and aesthetically pleasing.

The DAS program started in 2000, and has evolved to meet the demands of industry standards and student interests. Digital Arts and Sciences and Human Centered Computing are areas in computer science that have been receiving increased demand, and CISE provides many resources for career planning.

Decade of Digital Arts and Sciences

Next Generation Computer Science, 2003

Frequently Asked Questions

Comprehensive list of topics within DAS

A portfolio is not required to apply; students will build their portfolio through coursework, internships, and personal projects.