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Number of Credits and GPA

The Bachelor of Arts in Game Design requires completion of at least 139 semester credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The program usually spans eight semesters of fifteen weeks each, or four academic years. See the sample course sequence for more information.

Grade Requirements

Students must receive a grade of “C-” (or 1.7 quality points) or higher in all core courses for the BA in Game Design major. (In a non-core course, a grade of “D” [or 1.0 quality points] is considered passing.)

Required Courses

CreditsRequired Courses
Art9ART 105, CG 102, and CG 125.
ART 101 or ART 102 can replace ART 105, CG 201 can replace CG 102, and CG 225 can replace CG 125. 
Computer Science13CS 116 or CS 120, and CS 170 or CS 175.
Six additional credits must be selected from the following list: CS 176, CS 185, CS 225, CS 230, or CS 280.
Design43GAT 101, GAT 210, GAT 211, GAT 240, GAT 250, GAT 251, GAT 260, GAT 261, GAT 315, GAT 316, GAT 360, and GAT 370.
Six additional credits must be selected from other courses with the designation GAT that are numbered 200 or higher.
Humanities and Social Science19COL 101, COM 150, COM 250, ENG 110 or ENG 116, and ECN 100.
Three additional credits must be selected from any course with the designation ENG. A further three additional credits must be selected from courses with the designation COM, ENG, ECN, HIS, LAW, PHL, PSY, or SOS.
Mathematics and Science10MAT 100 or MAT 140, MAT 105, and PHY 115 or PHY 200.
Music3MUS 115
Projects33GAM 100, GAM 150 or GAM 152, GAM 200 or GAM 205, GAM 250 or GAM 255, GAM 300 or GAM 302, and GAM 350.
Eight additional credits must be selected from other courses with the designation GAM that are numbered 375 or higher. A further three additional credits must be selected from courses with the designation MGT.
Psychology9PSY 101 and PSY 201.
Three additional credits must be selected from other courses with the designation PSY.

Note on General Education Courses

The following courses satisfy the general education requirement for the BA in Game Design: COM 150 (3), ECN 100 (3), ENG 110 or ENG 116 (3), one ENG elective (3), MAT 100 or MAT 140 (4), MAT 105 (3), PSY 101 (3), PSY 201 (3), PHY 115 or PHY 200 (3), and one Humanities and Social Sciences elective (3).