The Bachelor of Arts in Game Design requires completion of at least 139 semester credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The program usually spans eight semesters of fifteen weeks each, or four academic years. See Degree Requirements for additional information. 

This is a sample sequence of courses for a student in the 2017-2018 academic cohort.

Sample Course Sequence Chart

Semester Course Course Title Core Credits
Semester 1 GAM 100 Project Introduction X 3
GAT 101 Game History and Analysis X 4
CS 116* Introduction to Computer Technology and Programming X 4
MAT 100* Pre-Calculus with Linear Algebra and Geometry X 4
ENG 116* Storytelling 3
Semester Total 18
Semester 2 GAM 152* Project I for Designers X 3
GAT 210 Game Mechanics I X 3
CS 175* Scripting Languages X 3
MAT 105 Introductory Probability and Statistics X 3
COM 150 Interpersonal and Work Communication X 3
ART 105* Art Process 3
Semester Total 18
Semester 3 GAM 205* Project II for Designers X 4
GAT 211 Game Mechanics II X 3
GAT 240 Technology for Designers X 3
CS 176* Advanced Scripting X 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology X 3
CS 102* 2D Raster Graphics and Animation for Designers 3
Semester Total 19
Semester 4
GAM 255* Project II for Designers X 4
GAT 250 2D Game Design I X 3
GAT 260 User Experience Design I X 3
CS 185* C++ for Designers X 3
PHY 115* Introduction to Applied Math and Physics X 3
MUS 115 Fundamentals of Music and Sound Design 3
Semester Total 19
Semester 5 GAM 302* Project III for Designers X 4
GAT 251 2D Game Design II X 3
GAT 261 User Experience Design II X 3
PSY 201 Cognitive Psychology X 3
CG 125* Introduction to 3D Production for Designers 3
Semester Total 16
Semester 6 GAM 350* Project III X 4
GAT 315 3D Game Design I X 3
GAT 360 Usability Research X 3
ECN 100 Introduction to Economics 5
Psychology Elective Any three-credit course with the PSY designation. X 3
COL 499 Career Search Preparation: Materials, Logistics, and Communication 1
Semester Total 17
Semester 7 GAM 375* Project III X 4
GAT 316 3D Game Design II X 3
GAT 370 Information Visualization X 3
Design Elective Any three-credit GAT course numbered 200 or higher. X 3
English Elective Any three-credit course with the ENG designation. 3
Semester Total 16
Semester 8 GAM 400* Project IV X 4
COM 250 Professional Communication X 3
MGT Elective Any three-credit course with the MGT designation. X 3
Design Elective Any three-credit GAT course numbered 200 or higher. X 3
HSS Elective Any three-credit course with the COM, ENG, ECN, HIS, LAW, PHL, PSY, or SOS designation. 3
Semester Total 16
Degree Total 139 minimum

*Other courses may fulfill this requirement. See the Degree Requirements for more information.