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2022-2023 University Catalog 
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UX Design, BS

About the Program

User Experience (UX) design is an approach to creating products, systems, and services that are effective and enjoyable to use. By placing the user at the center of the design process, we ensure that technologies are easy to learn and use, are fun and enjoyable, and help users to achieve their goals. 

The UX Design major is part of the Computer Graphics Technology program.  The Computer Graphics Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Human Centered Design and Development Website

UX Design Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (69 credits)

  • ♦ (satisfies Written Communication for core)
  • ♦ (satisfies Oral Communication for core)
  • Science (SCI) Core Selectives (satisfies Science for core) - Credit Hours: 6.00
  • Science, Technology and Society Selective ( STS) (satisfies Science, Technology and Society for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Sciences Selective (BSS) (satisfies Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Sciences for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CGT Global Selectives - Credit Hours: 9.00
  • CGT Leadership - Credit Hours: 9.00
  • Psychology & Human Behavior Selectives - Credit Hours: 9.00
  • Human Cultures: Humanities Selective (HUM) (satisfies Human Cultures: Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Written/Oral Communication Selectives - Credit Hours: 9.00
  • Math Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Electives - Credit Hours: 9.00

Electives (6 credits)

Any course, any subject.  Credit Hours:  6.00

University Requirements

University Core Requirements

For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:

The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Additional Requirements

Click here for UX Design Supplemental Course Information .

Program Requirements

15 Credits

15 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

16 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

14 Credits

Spring 4th Year

15 Credits


  • Students must earn a “C-” or better in all CGT courses.

  • Pass/No Pass may be allowed for Electives or Technical Electives only.

  • 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

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

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