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. Alumni have worked for EA Games, Riot Games, and more.
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. The final result? You will be a career-ready graduate who knows how to prototype games and game systems and who can consider their impact on society.
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.
- Work on impactful projects with professors to gain valuable experience in the industry
- Among the Top 50 undergraduate schools to study game design, according to Princeton Review (2016)
- As the gaming industry expands into non-entertainment realms, be at the forefront of exploring how video games can positively affect society
- Multiple opportunities for graduate-level education, to help you become a researcher or respected leader in your field of expertise.
- Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Game Studies is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
Catalog Term: 201610
120 Credit Hours to Graduate
“C-” or better required in all major courses