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 15 weeks each, or four academic years. See Degree Requirements for additional information.

This is the sample sequence of courses for a student in the 2017-2018 academic cohort. This sequence should not be used for advising purposes. Instead, contact your Student Success Advisor for a copy of this program's Curriculum Flowchart.

Sample Course Sequence Chart

Semester Course Course Title Core Credits
Semester 1 GAM 100 Project Introduction X 3
GAT 101 Game History and Analysis X 4
CS 116* Introduction to Computer Technology and Programming X 4
MAT 100* Pre-Calculus with Linear Algebra and Geometry X 4
ENG 116* Storytelling 3
COL 101 College Life and Academic Skills 1
Semester Total 19
Semester 2 GAM 152* Project I for Designers X 3
GAT 210 Game Mechanics I X 3
CS 175* Scripting Languages X 3
MAT 105 Introductory Probability and Statistics X 3
COM 150 Interpersonal and Work Communication X 3
ART 105* Art Processes 3
Semester Total 18
Semester 3 GAM 205* Project II for Designers X 4
GAT 211 Game Mechanics II X 3
GAT 240 Technology for Designers X 3
CS 176* Advanced Scripting X 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology X 3
CG 102* 2D Raster Graphics and Animation for Designers 3
Semester Total 19
Semester 4
GAM 255* Project II for Designers X 4
GAT 250 2D Game Design I X 3
GAT 260 User Experience Design I X 3
CS 185* C++ for Designers X 3
PHY 115* Introduction to Applied Math and Physics X 3
MUS 115 Fundamentals of Music and Sound Design 3
Semester Total 19
Semester 5 GAM 302* Project III for Designers X 4
GAT 251 2D Game Design II X 3
GAT 261 User Experience Design II X 3
PSY 201 Cognititive Psychology X 3
CG 125* Introduction to 3D Production for Designers 3
Semester Total 16
Semester 6 GAM 350* Project III X 4
GAT 315 3D Game Design I X 3
GAT 360 Usability Research X 3
ECN 100 Introduction to Economics 3
Psychology Elective Any three-credit course with the PSY designation. X 3
Semester Total 16
Semester 7 GAM 375* Project III X 4
GAT 316 3D Game Design II X 3
GAT 370 Information Visualization X 3
Design Elective Any three-credit GAT course numbered 200 or higher. X 3
English Elective Any three-credit course with the ENG designation. 3
Semester Total 16
Semester 8 GAM 400* Project IV X 4
COM 250 Professional Communication X 3
MGT Elective Any three-credit course with the MGT designation. X 3
Design Elective Any three-credit course with the ENG designation. X 3
HSS Elective Any three-credit course with the COM, ENG, ECN, HIS, LAW, PHL, PSY, or SOS designation. 3
Semester Total 16
Degree Total 139 minimum

*Other courses may fulfill this requirement. Reference the Degree Requirements for this program for more information.
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