Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Game and Simulation Development

A computer science degree from Grand Canyon University provides students with the academic foundation and hands-on experiences to become a leader in innovation and technology. This program appeals to learners who possess a passion for using the language of complex computing to develop precise solutions in information systems. As a student of a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program, you will develop a foundational skill set that drives the creative application of software development.

The program focuses on game and simulation development provides scholars and will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the design, development and production of computer gaming and application. You will connect the theoretical concepts of computing and simulation with the creation of software applications throughout this game development degree program.

Strong preparation is provided in several areas of the game development degree program:

  • Graphic visualization
  • Game development
  • Computer modeling
  • Application-based simulation for science, entertainment and education

The BS in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Game Simulation Development degree program instills critical thinking, real-world application and practical project experience essential for business leaders and future technological innovators. You will be taught to embody professional and ethical practices that make a difference across the landscape of computing through the lens of the Christian worldview.

You learn the following key competencies:

  • Visualization: Presentation of content and entertainment through media and simulated behavior using computer graphics, user interface design and algorithms.
  • Game Design: Prototype and creation of experiences that tell a story through elements, such as social interactions, aesthetics, level design and immersion.
  • Artificial Intelligence Implementation: The techniques and algorithms that model intelligent behavior of elements within a computer application.
  • Mobile Application Development: The use of SDKs and APIs designed specifically to develop applications for mobile and wireless devices.

During two capstone projects, you will have the opportunity to work in teams to engage in real-world applied research and design projects within your chosen area of interest, including the development of a project proposal, implementation and presentation.

This program will equip you with the knowledge and skill sets to pursue a career as a computer systems analyst, networks specialist, database manager, programmer or software engineer.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

Enjoy Grand Canyon University\'s traditional campus experience. As of fall 2014, our 179-acre campus serves a growing student population of approximately 11,000. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a rich student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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