Mastermind the creation of games with a Bachelor of Science in Game Programming and Development online from Southern New Hampshire University. SNHU's game development degree goes far beyond traditional software development training to give you the technical expertise you'll need to succeed in this burgeoning, competitive field. You'll acquire the breadth of knowledge needed to build a career not just in game programming but in other industries that use gaming and simulation, from education to healthcare and public policy. As you chart your course through this degree, you'll:
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SNHU's online game development degree features intensely focused coursework that breaks down game programming and development into specific techniques and lets you translate your imagination into a fulfilling career. Through this program, you'll learn a variety of computer programming languages and scripting. You'll also learn how to excel at game engine development and deployment, 3D modeling, digital sculpting and digital imaging and develop games across various platforms. With this game programming and development degree, you'll be able to:
View the list of technical requirements for this degree program.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor’s in game programming and development at SNHU include:
In a field that rivals the film industry and dwarfs the music industry in size, a professional game development degree is your ticket to a lucrative, dynamic career. The programming skills you'll gain from this program can take you far, as they can also be used to develop non-game software applications and simulations. SNHU's online BS in Game Programming and Development empowers you to pursue or advance your career as a:
The software development field in particular will see job growth of up to 24% through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.*
The curriculum is designed to help you tackle game genres and platforms, interface design, game theory and e-collaboration. You'll also learn how virtual game environments create experiences through rule design, play mechanics and social interaction.
SNHU provides cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.
MAT 136 - Introduction to Quantitative Analysis and MAT 140 - Precalculus are dictated courses for the General Education Program.
Students can take a free math assessment that, depending on their score, can earn them up to nine math credits toward their degree, saving you time and money. Learn more today.
SNHU's bachelor's in game programming and development program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Windows 10, 64 Bit
Intel 8th Gen i5 or i7
Intel 9th Gen i7
8 GB RAM
16 GB RAM
500+ GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Discrete/dedicated (such as NVIDIA or AMD)
802.11 a/c dual band
Office 2013 Professional or newer
Required for campus students. Strongly recommended for online students.
CD/DVD drive, external hard drive, extra power cord and headphones/earbuds
SNHU Purchase Programs
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.