2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Computer Graphics Technology, BS


About the Program


Apply Now The Computer Graphics Technology Bachelor of Science program prepares students for industrial careers in the design, development and management of digital products, services, and applications that utilizes computer graphics technology. Through conceptual and project-based learning activities students develop professional, technical and creative skills that can be applied across multiple disciplines. Upon completion of a major core curriculum, students select a series of upper-division courses that advances their skills and knowledge as it relates to a chosen career pathway.

With nearly every industry benefiting from the use of computer graphics, graduates pursue careers in a variety of industrial sectors. The program prepares graduates to pursue job opportunities in interactive design, user experience design, user interface design, augmented/virtual reality, web development, and computer game development.

The Computer Graphics Technology Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). See the ATMAE website for details.

Degree Requirements


  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C required for all CGT courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (31 Credits Minimum)


Other Required Courses (57 Credits)


Total 120 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required for all CGT courses; 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 2 (15 Credits)


Semester 3 (15 Credits)


Semester 5 (15 Credits)


Semester 6 (15 Credits)


  • CGT 30000/40000 Selective (See Notes 1 & 4)
  • CGT 30000/40000 Selective (See Notes 1 & 4)
  • CGT 30000/40000 Selective (See Notes 1 & 4)
  • MGMT, OBHR, or OLS 10000-40000 Selective (See Notes 2)
  • Humanities - select from Gen Ed Core List  

Semester 7 (14 Credits)


  • (e) - (H) Fall Only (See Note 4)
  • CGT 30000/40000 Selective (See Notes 1 & 4)
  • MGMT, OBHR, or OLS 10000-40000 Selective (See Note 2)
  • Internship (CGT 30900 ) or Elective Course - AD, CGT, COM, CS, or ISM 10000-40000 level (See Notes 3 and 4)
  • Elective Course - AD, CGT, COM, CS, or ISM 10000-40000 level (See Notes 3 and 4)

Semester 8 (15 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


Note 1: Selective: an upper-division (30000-40000) Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) course listed within the official Purdue University Northwest course catalog or approved by the Purdue Northwest Faculty Senate that is not a required course in this plan of study. Selective courses are offered at the complete discretion of full-time CGT faculty on a term-by-term basis. See the program advisor for a list of current selective course offerings.

Note 2: Management Selective: any course in Management (MGMT), Organizational Behavior / Human Resource (OBHR), or Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS). Select Psychology (PSY) and Philosophy (PHIL) courses may also be taken with pre-approval from full-time CGT faculty See the program advisor for a complete list of pre-approved management selective courses.

Note 3: Electives: any course (or sequence of courses) in Communications (COM), Computer Science (CS), Information Systems (ISM), or Art and Design (AD). Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) courses that are not a required course in this plan of study may also be taken as electives. CGT 30900: Internship in CGT may also be taken in place of an elective where noted.

Note 4: A semester grade of A, B, C or P is required. If a semester grade other than A, B, C or P is recorded, the course must be retaken before progressing to the next course in sequence. Incompletes and withdraws do not warrant a passing grade. May be repeated only once due to an unsatisfactory or non-passing (W, AW, WF, NP, D or F) grade. Students must successfully earn a passing semester grade for the course on the second attempt to remain enrolled in the program.

Resources


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply.