eSports and Gaming Certificate
College: College of Social Sciences & Professional Studies
The eSports and Gaming Certificate focuses on providing students with decision making skills at all levels: tactical, strategic, and competitive. This provides a theoretical framework for understanding the decisions they will need to make as players, competitors, and teams. It will also help them develop the skills to transfer their decision making into a career through the principles of entrepreneurship. And, the certificate will help them see the place of sport – traditional and electronic – in our society. Whatever a gamer chooses to major in, the skills learned in the eSports and Gaming Certificate will help them succeed in the gaming arena and in life.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Identify, interpret, and use oral, written, visual, and nonverbal communication skills that are effective in diverse contexts.
- Demonstrate professional behaviors in interdisciplinary and diverse team environments as they relate to esports.
- Examine, appraise, and execute ethical best practices in esports.
- Identify, articulate, appraise, and analyze the impact esports.
- Demonstrate the ability to work within a team structure to achieve group goals.
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate tactical and strategic decision making.
Requirements for the eSports and Gaming Certificate
|CPS 107||Introduction to Esports||1|
|POLS 217||Tactical Decision Making 1||3|
|or POLS 317||Strategic Decision Making|
|Choose two courses from the following:||2|
|Choose two courses from the following:||6|
|Strategic Decision Making 1|
or POLS 217
|Tactical Decision Making|
|Ethics and Issues in Sport Management|
|Sport in Society|
|Personal Branding and NIL|
|The Business of E-Sports|
A course can be applied to only one requirement within the certificate.
University Requirements for Undergraduate Certificates
Course work in a certificate must be completed with a minimum 2.00 GPA. Departments or programs may require a higher GPA.
A minimum of 9 credits in a certificate program must be taken at UW-Parkside. Individual departments and programs may require more than 9 credits to be taken at UW-Parkside.