Games and Impact

The concentration in games and impact is intended for undergraduates with a desire to become change agents in their current and future areas of interest, study and training. The concentration provides a solid grounding in the theory, design and use of games as tools for effecting change in education, health and social justice, among other fields. Students will study the ethics of design and its consequences, both intended and unintended; how games can lead to social change by improving understanding of complex global systems; transforming conflict and building skills in problem recognition and creative solution design. Students will work on real games, alongside experts and clients, and learn how to design, test and evaluate their impact in real-world environments.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.

Core 18 Hours Required

EDT 210 Games, Technology and Society (3)

EDT 461 Understanding Games for Impact (3)

EDT 462 Designing Games for Impact (3)

EDT 463 Games for Impact: The Full Life Cycle (3) (Credit is allowed for only EDT 463 or EDT 563)

EDT 494 [*CAPSTONE*] – 6 Hours required



All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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