Game Development, Minor

Program Code: GAMBC_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
GAME 220Introduction to Game Design Keystone/General Education Course3
GAME 250Technical Game Development Keystone/General Education Course3
GAME 480Game Development Project3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select one of the following:3
3 credits of 100 or 200-level GAME courses (excluding GAME 220 and 250)
Introduction to the Psychology of Human Factors Engineering Keystone/General Education Course
Select 6 credits of 400-level GAME courses (excluding GAME 480)6

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Erie

Melanie Ford
Advising Coordinator
211 Burke
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6685
mrf11@psu.edu

Wilkes-Barre

Jeff Chiampi
Assistant Teaching Professor
44 University Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
570-675-9237
jdc308@psu.edu

Career Paths

The minor in Game Development can be pursued by students in most Penn State Behrend degree programs. This interdisciplinary minor teaches game programming, design, animation, production, and quality assurance. Above all, the minor offers you coherent and clear knowledge about the video game industry. Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system to help you identify and achieve your goals for college and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center beginning in your first semester.

Careers

Interactive entertainment is a growing industry, and one that hires college graduates from nearly every academic discipline. Network engineers and marketers, software developers and psychologists, accountants and arts administrators—all can make a career within the field.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES WITH A MINOR IN GAME DEVELOPMENT

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

The size of the interactive entertainment industry and growing adoption of virtual and augmented reality technology have created many graduate-level educational opportunities. You can further tailor your education with advanced training in such fields as the mechanics of game design, animation, motion capture, data structure, artificial intelligence, quality assurance, and game marketing.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Contact

Erie

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
242 Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center
5101 Jordan Road
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6153
engineering@psu.edu

http://behrend.psu.edu/school-of-engineering

Wilkes-Barre

44 University Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
570-675-9237
jdc308@psu.edu

http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/academics/minors/game-development