Oct 22, 2020  
2016-2017 University Catalog 
    
2016-2017 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. 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.

GASD
PICGT-BS
Catalog Term: 201710
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 (64 credits)


Electives (15 credits)


  • Free Electives - 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 or click here .

Program Requirements


14 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


16 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


17 Credits


Spring 4th Year


12 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

Degree Requirement


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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

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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