Requirements-BS-In-Game-Programming

Bachelor oF Science 2022 through2023

Game Programming

About the Program

Students majoring in the BS Game Programming program are forbidden from double-majoring in the BS Computer Science (all concentrations), and the BS Math and Computer Science program; as well as from minoring in Computer Science, and Game Design.

Curriculum Requirements

Course Legend

First Year

  • CSC 241 AND CSC 242
    OR CSC 243 AND 1 Major Elective
  • GAM 226
  • GAM 340
  • MAT 140
  • CSC 300
  • GAM 245
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • ANI 101
  • LSP 110
    OR LSP 111
  • LSP 112
  • WRD 103
  • WRD 104

Second Year

  • CSC 301
  • ANI 230
  • CSC 373
  • CSC 361
  • GAM 341
  • 1 Major Elective
  • 1 Open Elective
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • SCWR 100
  • LSP 200
  • 1 Religious Dimensions
  • 1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry
  • 1 Historical Inquiry

Third Year

  • GAM 325
  • GAM 372
  • GAM 374
  • GAM 377
  • GAM 392
  • GPH 329
    or GAM 370
  • 1 Major Electives
  • 1 Open Elective
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • 1 Experiential Learning
  • FILM 228
    OR IT 228
  • 1 Arts & Literature
  • 1 Religious Dimensions

Fourth Year

  • GAM 394 AND GAM 395 (Capstone)
    OR CSC 386 AND CSC 394
  • 3 Major Electives
  • 2 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • 2 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry
  • 1 Philosophical Inquiry
  • 1 Historical Inquiry
  • 1 Scientific Inquiry Lab

Major Electives

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

Major Electives must be chosen from the courses below:

Computer Science Electives
  • CSC 321
  • CSC 355
  • CSC 357
  • MAT 141
Computer Systems Electives
  • CSC 343
  • CSC 348
  • CSC 353
  • CSC 362
  • CSC 374
  • CSC 388
Game AI Electives
  • CSC 380
  • CSC 358
  • GAM 376
Game Design Electives
  • GAM 205
  • GAM 229
  • GAM 231
  • GAM 329
  • GAM 342
  • GAM 351
  • GAM 362
  • GAM 365
  • GAM 397
Game Development Studio Electives
  • GAM 244
Game Programming Electives
  • GAM 353
  • GAM 368
  • GAM 369
  • GAM 380
  • GAM 398
Graphics/Animation/Sound Electives
  • ANI 231
  • ANI 310
  • ANI 332
  • ANI 333
  • GAM 250
  • GPH 389
Multiplayer Games Electives
  • CSC 376
  • CSC 386
Mobile Games Electives
  • CSC 371
  • CSC 372
  • CSC 391
  • CSC 392
  • GAM 386
Physics Electives
  • GAM 350
  • PHY 150
Software Engineering Electives
  • SE 333
  • SE 350
  • SE 359
  • SE 371
Usability Electives
  • GAM 312

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. 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 take FILM 228 or IT 228 Ethics in Computer Games and Cinema as one of the two required Philosophical Inquiry learning domain requirements. Students must take ANI 101 Animation for Non-Majors and SCWR 100 Introduction to Screenwriting as two of the three required Arts and Literature learning domain 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.