Jan 17, 2021
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 and Supplemental Information
The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Computer Graphics Technology/Game Studies include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.
Catalog Term: 201710
120 Credit Hours to Graduate
“C-” or better required in all major courses
Departmental/Program Major Courses (41 credits)
Required Major Courses (35 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (64 credits)
Electives (15 credits)
- Free Electives - Credit Hours: 15.00
University Core Requirements
*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
The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.
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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
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.