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What Can I Do With This Major?

About Game Programming

The introductory course for this degree is ETGG 1801 Game Programming Foundations 1, and you'll need to take MATH 1200 College Algebra either before or after. If your ACT Math Sub-score was 22 or higher, you won't need to take MATH 1200.

The Student Success Center/University College will help you enroll in courses that count towards the degree's requirements while you meet the math requirement. Even though the work you do to fulfill the math requirement doesn't count as academic credit towards the degree, it will strengthen your math skills and help you excel in the degree program.

Laptop Requirements

Are you a Windows/Linux person?

  • CPU: Almost any CPU no more than two years old will be good.
  • Recommended: Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 families, or any currently shipping AMD CPU except for the AMD Sempron and AMD Turion K8-E.
  • Memory (RAM): A minimum of 2 GB is needed, but 4 GB is recommended.
  • Hard Drive: At least 250GB is recommended.
  • Video: Some classes will require discrete video. A DirectX 11/OpenGL 4 class GPU is recommended.
  • Networking: The Advanced Technology Center provides 802. 11b/g wireless networking. For maximum flexibility, you should be able to connect to a wired (Ethernet) network.

Are you a diehard Apple user?

  • You should obtain a machine with discrete graphics, which means a Macbook Pro with the AMD Radeon HD chipset.

Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology

While you learn how how to make your characters move in different ways through space, you'll also be learning the trigonometry and computer engineering concepts that make it happen. Your classes are set up to support team-based, open-ended projects that will help you fine tune your skills and be fully prepared to work.

You'll be able to work as a game or simulation programmer, designer, or architect. Because you'll be exposed to such a strong background in computer science and programming, you could expand your career to something non-game related.

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