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Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design

Become a learning architect and discover the connections between thinking, learning, technology, and practical applications in the workplace. With your instructional design degree from GSC, you will synthesize learning theory with models for instructional design. Develop expertise in instructional design theories, practices, and technologies through realistic projects. Our undergraduate program in instructional design will prepare you to serve in the global education economy where instructional designers are in demand.


Instructional design is the process of determining the needs of a learner, identifying the material they need to acquire, and then designing a learning plan that caters to their needs through various instructional solutions. These instructional solutions can come in the form of digital or physical products and experiences. Instructional designers build, develop, and deliver instructional products and experiences for classrooms and even corporations. By earning your bachelor’s in instructional design you will be prepared to enter the workforce and begin impacting people’s lives. 


Summary of Degree Units


University Graduation Requirements    27

Major Preparation    26

Major Core Requirements    21

Concentration Requirements    30

Technical Elective    1

Minor Requirements    15

Total    120


University Requirements for Graduation


Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.


The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

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