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Game Development (BS)

About the Game Development Degree Concentration  

The Game Development concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program is designed to give students an understanding of the development of computer and mobile two and three dimensional games. Students will gain a solid foundation in game development, while also studying information technology and computer science fundamentals. This program enables students who have an interest in gaming to gain the skills required to work as an independent game developer or on a team as a computer game programmer. 

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Learning Outcomes

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Game Development concentration will have the opportunity to achieve the learning objectives of the BSMIT in addition to the following concentration-specific learning objectives:

By the completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply design and development principles in the construction of two-dimensional (2D) computer and mobile games
  • Apply design and development principles in the construction of three-dimensional (3D) computer and mobile games
Game Development Career Track
With a concentration in Game Development students will be well positioned to obtain a job in the game industry or working as an independent developer.
 

Examples of post-graduate positions would be:

  • Computer Game Programmer 
  • Independent Game Developer

Information Technology Program Requirements: Game Development Concentration

First Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
CS101 Computer Concepts and Applications  3  
CS245 Management Application    3
CS116 Introduction to Graphic Design   3
CS118 Introduction to Animation Development 3  
EN101 English I 3  
EN102 English II   3
IS105 Common Experience1 1  
MA107 College Algebra 3  
  Social Science Elective    3
  Free Elective 3 3
  Total Credit 16 15

1 Graduate and Professional Studies students excluded

Second Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
CS210 Database Design and Management 3  
MA225 Applied Discrete Mathematics    3
CS233 Network Fundamentals  3  
CS234 Website Programming and Development   3
CS205 Computer Programming I 3  
CS206 Computer Programming II   3
  Science Elective 3  
  Social Science Elective   3
  Free Elective 3 3
  Total Credits 15 15

 

Third Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
IS220 Preparation for Internship and Career 3  
CS322 Operating Systems 3  
CS325 Information Security and Privacy   3
CS301 Advanced Web Application Development 3  
CS317 2D Game Development 3  
CS318 3D Game Development    3
  Humanities Elective   3
  Global Awareness Elective 3  
  Social Sciences Elective   3
  Free Elective   3
  Total Credits 15 15

Fourth Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
CS443 Systems Analysis and Design 3  
CS490 Internship I 3  
CS491 Internship II   3
CS450 Senior Seminar   3
  Humanities Elective 3 3
  Social Science Elective 3 3
  Free Elective 3 3
  Total Credits 15 15