Jul 17, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2024-2025 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2024-2025

Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences B.S.


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First Year


Spring


Second Year


Fall


Spring


Third Year


Please note: The third year of the program varies depending upon which semester the student chooses to take away following The Arch Summer Semester classes. Please note the following differences in curriculum:

  • If students are going to be away during the Fall semester of their junior year, they should take the listed courses for each term and any courses under the Fall Away Track for year three of their program.
     
  • If students are going to be away during the Spring semester of their junior year, they should take the listed courses for each term and any courses under the Spring Away Track for year three of their program.

The Arch Summer Semester*


*For more information on the ARCH process, please click here: The Arch 

  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Science Core Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall OR Spring


  • GSAS Concentration Course​ Credit Hours: 4
  • GSAS Concentration Course​ Credit Hours: 4

Fall or Spring


Fourth Year


Fall


  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • GSAS Concentration Course​ Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • GSAS Concentration Course Credit Hours: 4
  • GSAS Concentration Course Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4

Concentrations


Cognitive Science


Take the following required courses:

Choose one of the following:


Choose two of the following:


Computer Science


Take the following required courses:

Electronic Arts


Take the following required courses:

Advanced Studio Courses


Choose 2 courses: 

Writing


Take the following required courses:

Music


Required: 

Footnotes


  1. Students with sufficient programming background may substitute any other Computer Science course
  2. MATH 1010  is required for all concentrations with the exception of EART, MUSC, WRIT, and MGMT.
  3. GSAS Majors should choose the “Game Studies” pathway to satisfy their HASS Pathway. Their required coursework will automatically satisfy this pathway.
  4. GSAS 1600  will satisfy GSAS Students’ HASS Inquiry Course. This class does not have to be taken in the first semester

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