Apr 22, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog

Game Development and Design, BS


About the Program

Whether you want to contribute to blockbuster AAA titles, study virtual reality, or use gaming to help with medical therapies, Purdue University’s game studies major has a place for you. Purdue has been a leader in preparing students for careers in the games and animation industries. Because our professors are interested in new ideas and uses for computer games, they will help you stretch your imagination throughout the program. You will take classes in game development and design, animation, visualization, rendering and programming.

Research projects open to undergraduate students have focused on the use of games for sustainable energy, therapy and medicine, entertainment, information visualization and more. See examples at www.gamesinnovation.org.

Game Studies Website

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (64 credits)


Electives (15 credits)


  • Any course, any subject - Credit Hours: 15.00

 

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


14 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


17 Credits


Spring 4th Year


12 Credits


Notes


  • Students must earn a “C-” or better in all CGT courses.
  • 120 semester credits & 2.00 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Purdue policy states that a student may attempt a course no more than three (3) times. An attempt is defined as all courses displayed on a student’s transcript including, but not limited to A,B,C,D,E,F,W,WF,I and IF
  • 32 credit hours of 30000 or 40000 level Purdue courses for graduation
  • Cornerstone Certificate is required with this major.

Critical Course


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