USC Offers Game Design Degree

By Deane Barker on November 13, 2003

Academics Can Be Fun and Games: These guys are the perfect candidates to design those games ripped from the headlines. You gotta know the plotline first.

Once dismissed as the pastime of geeks hunkered down in their dorm rooms, gaming has evolved into such a strong cultural and economic force in the United States that one school believes it’s worthy of academic study.

The University of Southern California is planning to offer a minor degree in the topic in the fall of 2004, and it is believed to be the first major research university to do so.