For information about the admission process, including deadlines, visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website. Applications can be submitted via the Common Application.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The George Washington University
800 21st St NW Suite 100
Washington, DC 20052

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The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.

45 credits in courses for the major. No course may be counted toward more than one major requirement.

Completion of a minor or second major program.

Major requirements
Fundamentals (9 credits)
CFN 1093First-Year Studio 4: Interaction
CGD 1090Design Fundamentals I
CGD 1091Design Fundamentals II
Programming and development (9 credits)
CIXD 2111Creative Code
CIXD 3091Prototyping and Fabrication for Interaction
and one course selected from the following:
CIXD 3112Data Visualization and Sonification
CGD 3020Web Design
CSCI 1011Introduction to Programming with Java
CSCI 1012Introduction to Programming with Python
CSCI 1111Introduction to Software Development
History and theory of design and technology (6 credits)
CIXD 2091Systems Thinking and Human-Centered Design
CIXD 3085Design Futures
User experience and design research (9 credits)
CIXD 2090Narrative Media and Design Research
CIXD 2015User Interface and Digital Product Design
CIXD 4193Design Leadership and Professional Practice
9 credits in elective courses, to include the following:
Major electives—any two CIXD or CGD courses (6 credits).
Studio elective—any one CGD, CIXD, CORX, or CSA studio course (3 credits).
(3 credits)
The capstone requirement may be fulfilled with one of the following three options. If a student chooses to pursue the thesis option and completes both CIXD 4090 and CIXD 4091, then CIXD 4091 may be counted as either a major or studio elective course.
CIXD 3910Collaborative Design Project
or CIXD 3820 Engagement Lab
Or completion of a thesis (with the permission of the advisor:
CIXD 4090Interaction Design Thesis I
CIXD 4091Interaction Design Thesis II
Required minor or second major program
In addition to requirements for the major, students must successfully complete a minor or second major program. Students should consult the advisor concerning this requirement.