Game on with a Bachelor of Science in Game Software Development degree.
From the arcade games of old to today’s sophisticated 4K experiences, video games have been a major part of pop culture for nearly four decades, and the industry has shown no signs of stopping. Outlandish adventures, sports simulations, historical recreations—the video game industry offers a wide range of experiences, limited only by the imagination of game software developers. Before graduation, you will go through a complete game development process so you have the hands-on experience you need to see a game through to completion.
- Our Bachelor of Science in Game Software Development degree teaches you the skills you need to develop, design, and test games across a wide number of formats and platforms, from computers to major video game consoles and everything in between.
- Designed with experts in the industry, the program will teach you the entire game development process from conception to design to final publication. We update the program regularly to make sure that what you learn is what the industry actually wants—and what you need to succeed.
- In addition to the game development expertise, the program provides a solid foundation in computer science through courses in various programming languages, data structures and algorithms and artificial intelligence. This combination of skills will give you a competitive edge across a wider range of industries.
- Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Game Software Development degree program will have a strong foundation in computer science and computer programming and can continue their education with a Master of Science in Information Systems degree.
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Game Software Development classes are taught exclusively through Baker Online. Plus, general education and prerequisite courses are typically available through Baker Online, Online Live, and on all campuses throughout Michigan.Learn More
Why Study Game Software Development?
Game Developers create and produce games and simulations that run on computers, videogame consoles, over the Internet and on mobile devices. Working alone or within a team, Game Developers apply their creativity and skills to design games and simulations that entertain and educate. Once the framework is finalized, Game Developers add video, animations, programming, test and debug and finally release the final product.
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The Baker College Bachelor of Science in Game Software Development degree program is a 4-year, 120-credit-hour program. The program includes 30 hours in general education, and 90 hours in the game software development major. Program courses include multiple programming languages, game design and analysis, programming for mobile devices, as well as a senior project and a 150-hour work experience course.
Learn on the cutting edge.
The College of IT and Engineering is proud to offer courses that include Extended Reality (XR) learning. These experiences provide immersive, hands-on learning that will prepare you for a successful career in a high-tech field.
Baker College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.hlccommission.org.
Classes Available Anywhere
This program is offered in-person on our campuses in Auburn Hills, Jackson, Muskegon, and Owosso. Baker College online programs are available to students across the country. In Michigan our students come from Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Owosso, Traverse City, and many other locations. Beyond Michigan, our online graduates hail from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and other states.
On Campus Unavailable
Core courses for this degree program are not offered on campus.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available on campus each semester.View campus locations
Available on Baker Online
Courses for this degree program are available through Baker Online.
100% online, this format offers flexible scheduling with 8-week semestersBaker Online
Unavailable on Online Live
Courses for this degree program are available through Online Live.
100% online with set class times, this format offers live, real-time virtual learning.Online Live