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  Sep 21, 2017
 
September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Game Development (BSGAD)


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(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus  chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/career-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Game Development program employs an integrated and coherent approach that prepares students with the necessary academic knowledge and technical competencies required for a wide range of positions in the game development industry. The curriculum is focused on designing and producing work for the web, television, cinema, multi-media, and digital entertainment industries. The degree enables students to specialize in topics appropriate for an entry-level position in a variety of interactive and game development professions and fields.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Articulate design and production process from research, design challenges, to delivery of final product to client
  2. Select appropriate technologies and techniques to design socially appropriate solutions to interactive and graphic game design problems
  3. Create a design portfolio website appropriate for an entry-level position in game and graphic development
  4. Evaluate appropriate technologies and techniques to design socially appropriate solutions to game design problems

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, video game designer.

Program Content

A minimum of 123.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Courses in Game Development


All courses, 70.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Open Elective Courses


A minimum of 8.00 semester credit hours of open electives is required.

Required Capstone or Internship


3.00 credit hours are required.

Required Courses in General Education


Students enrolled in this bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 40.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours must be upper level (300- to 400-level courses). Refer to the General Education  section of the catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements. *

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Art History
4.00 Semester Credit Hours in Computer Applications
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Cultural Diversity
6.00 Semester Credit Hours in English Composition or Literature
3.00 Semester Credit Hours of General Education Electives
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities with a Critical Thinking Focus **
1.00 Semester Credit Hour in Information Literacy
7.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics (College Algebra or Above)
4.00 Semester Credit Hours of Natural Science with a Lab Component ♦
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Speech

* Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 40.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

** A course with a critical thinking focus would be a course that addresses the theories and application of critical analysis with an emphasis on developing sequential reasoning skills. Examples may be courses in critical thinking, philosophy, science or logic.

♦ Students in this program must take the following courses to satisfy the natural science with lab requirement:

Personal and Professional Development Courses


2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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