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Number of Credits and GPA

The Bachelor of Arts in Game Design requires completion of at least 136 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 courses for the BA in Game Design degree program.

Required Courses

Subject AreaRequired Courses
ArtART 101, ART 102, or ART 105.
Career PreparationCOM 250
Three additional credits must be selected from Management courses.
Computer GraphicsSix credits must be selected from Computer Graphics or Digital Arts courses.
Computer ScienceCS 116 or CS 120.
10 additional credits must be selected from Computer Science courses at the 150 course-level or higher.
DesignDES 100, DES 101, DES 105, DES 220, DES 240, DES 260, DES 270, DES 301, DES 302, DES 303, DES 350, DES 365, and DES 400.
Three credits of Game Design courses at the 300 course-level or higher. Three additional credits must be selected from the Game Design courses at the 300 course-level or higher or Psychology courses at the 200 course-level or higher.
EnglishSix credits must be selected from English courses.
General StudiesCOL 101 and COL 235.
Humanities and Social SciencesThree credits must be selected from Humanities and Social Sciences courses.
MathematicsMAT 105 or MAT 340.
Four additional credits must be selected from Mathematics courses.
MusicMUS 115
PhysicsThree credits must be selected from Physics courses.
ProjectsGAM 120 or GAM 150.
24 additional credits must be selected from Game Project or Computer Science Project courses at the 200 course-level or higher.
PsychologyPSY 101 and PSY 201.
Three additional credits must be selected from Psychology courses.

Note on General Education Courses

The following courses satisfy the general education requirement for the Bacher of Arts in Game Design: two ENG electives (6), MAT 105 or MAT 340 (3), one MAT elective (4), MUS 115 (3), PSY 101 (3), PSY 201 (3), one PSY elective (3), one PHY elective (3), and one Humanities and Social Sciences elective (3).

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