BS in Interactive Media - Development Concentration

Curriculum Requirements

Course Legend

First Year

ISM 101
IT 130 IT 130 Self-Test
ISM 210
GD 105
IT 231
IT 238
Liberal Studies Requirements
PSY 105
LSP 110
OR LSP 111
LSP 112
WRD 103
WRD 104
1 Arts & Literature

Second Year

ISM 220
IT 278
ISM 270
GD 200
ISM 225
IT 240
1 Open Elective
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 200
1 Arts & Literature
1 Philosophical Inquiry (Ethics)
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
1 Understanding the Past

Third Year

ISM 360
ISM 320
IT 320
IS 215
IS 280
IT 223
3 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Religious Dimensions

Fourth Year

IT 394*
IT 395*
4 Major Electives
2 Open Electives
*IT 394 is the first of a two course sequence (8 credit hours). It counts for both the capstone and the Junior Year Experiential Learning requirements. The second course in the sequence is IT 395. Both courses must be completed to receive any credit.
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Arts & Literature
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Understanding the Past
1 Scientific Inquiry Lab

Major Electives

Major electives may include courses from the Design Focus Electives, the Development Focus Electives, or the Additional Electives lists below:

  • Development Focus Electives
    IT 211
    IT 212
    IT 232
    IT 330
  • Design Focus Electives
    ANI 101
    CSC 270
    DC 210
    GAM 208
    GAM 229
    GAM 240
    GD 110
    GD 215
    GD 230
    ISM 222
    PSY 360
  • Additional Electives
    ISM 390

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

Open Electives

Open Electives may be taken from any unit at DePaul. These are the only courses that may be taken under the pass/fail option (see the DePaul Undergraduate Course Catalogue for details). Students must earn a grade of D or higher in all open elective courses. Courses that satisfy a CDM minor or other minors are normally credited as open electives.

Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies program is the general education portion of the curriculum at DePaul University. Students must earn a grade of D or better in all courses taken to satisfy these requirements. The only exception is the Capstone course which is considered also a major requirement and WRD 103 and WRD 104 in which students need to earn a C- or better.

Students may choose to take some CDM courses that carry Liberal Studies credit but they cannot double count them if they are part of the major requirements. A complete list of courses that carry Liberal Studies credit can be found on the Liberal Studies website along with an overview of the Liberal Studies requirements for this program. Students can search for courses that satisfy a particular Liberal Studies requirement on campusconnect.

Note Students must complete an ethics class as one of the Philosophical Inquiry or Religious Dimensions requirements. Students must take one of the following ethics courses: CSC 208, IT 228, PHL 248/MGT 248 or REL 228/MGT 228. In this sample schedule the ethics requirement replaces one of the Philosophical Inquiry requirements.

Students must complete PSY 105 Introductory Psychology I as one of the three required Self, Society and the Modern World requirements.

Although students are free to take course requirements in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course-specific prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that students follow these year-by-year suggestions, especially regarding the first-year major courses.

Courses offered in the student's primary major cannot be taken to fulfill LSP Domain requirements.

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree must meet the following requirements:
  • complete a minimum of 192 credit hours (generally 48 courses)
  • Earn a grade of C- or higher in WRD 103, WRD 104, and all Major and Minor courses
  • Earn a grade of D or higher in all other Liberal Studies and Open Elective courses
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
Students who earn a cumulative DePaul University GPA:
  • between 3.500 and 3.699 will graduate cum laude
  • between 3.700 and 3.849 will graduate magna cum laude
  • of at least 3.850 will graduate summa cum laude

For DePaul's policy on repeat courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Undergraduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.