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2015-2016 University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Game Studies, BS


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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.

Special Features

  • 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.

GASD
TCGT-BS
Catalog Term: 201610
120 Credit Hours to Graduate
“C-” or better required in all major courses

Departmental/Program Major Courses (41 credits)


Major Selectives* ‐ Select 2 of the following courses (6 credits)


https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/degrees/computer-graphics-technology/courses

  • CGT VFX Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CGT VFX Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (28 credits)


Electives (51 credits)


  • Human Behavior Humanities for core - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science Selective for core - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities Elective - Credit Hours: 6.00
  • Technical Elective - Credit Hours: 9.00
  • Advanced English Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Management Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CGT Global Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - 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

Program Requirements


14 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


16 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


Notes


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement

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

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 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

 

For Supplemental CGT Information click here .

Degree Requirements


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

myPurdue Plan is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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