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.

69 credits in major-specific coursework. No course may be counted toward more than one major requirement.

Completion of a minor program (typically 18 credits) or two micro-minors (18 credits).

Major requirements
Foundations (24 credits)
CAH 1090Art History I: Art Now, Contemporary Perspectives in the Visual Arts
CAH 1091Art History II: Historical Perspectives in the Visual Arts
CGD 1090Design Fundamentals I
CGD 1091Design Fundamentals II
CFN 1090First-Year Studio 1: Drawing and Surface
CFN 1091First-Year Studio 2: Form and Materials
CFN 1092First Year Studio 3: Time and Light
CFN 1093First-Year Studio 4: Interaction
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 1012Introduction to Programming with Python
User experience and design research (12 credits)
CIXD 2015User Interface and Digital Product Design
CIXD 2090Narrative Media and Design Research
CIXD 3820Engagement Lab (taken for 6 credits)
History and theory of design and technology (6 credits)
CIXD 2091Systems Thinking and Human-Centered Design
CIXD 3085Design Futures
(9 credits)
CIXD 4090Interaction Design Thesis I
CIXD 4091Interaction Design Thesis II
CIXD 4193Design Leadership and Professional Practice
9 credits in elective courses, to include the following:
Major electives—Any two CGD or CIXD courses (6 credits)
Studio elective—Any one CGD, CIXD, CORX, or CSA course (3 credits)
Required minor or two micro-minor programs
In addition to requirements for the major, students must successfully complete either a minor or two micro-minors of their choosing. Students should consult the advisor concerning this requirement.