Now, we have an even bigger reason for you to choose Shawnee State University to earn a degree in game design — and begin an exciting career bringing creative video games to life.
(Minimum of 3.2 GPA and an ACT composite score of at least 21 - with English, math and reading subscores of at least 18; or SAT score of at least 980 - with Math subscore of 510 and Verbal 460).
(Easy enough, right?)
Whether you are interested in the art side of making video games or the programming side, Shawnee State has a degree for you.
Learn how to bring your art to life while earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game & Simulation. This program focuses on 3D animation, character design and interface design. Learn more about the BFA program
Learn how to make games that work through our Bachelor of Science in Digital Simulation & Gaming Engineering Technology degree. This program focuses on software development, computer science and programming. Learn more about the BS program
The Ohio Department of Higher Education has awarded Shawnee State University with $240,000 to be used for direct student scholarships to encourage women and African-American students to earn a degree in game design.
Your application to Shawnee State University will automatically consider you for one of our merit-based scholarships and the Choose Ohio First scholarship. Complete the application, send us your transcript and ACT score by December 1, 2017 to be considered.
Awards will be given to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis while funding is available. You will be notified of the award and asked to commit to Shawnee State by a certain date so we ensure that all funding will be used.
At least full-tuition.
Students who meet the requirements of SSU’s Choose Ohio First award (African-American student or female of any ethnicity) and qualify for one of Shawnee State’s merit-based scholarships, will be awarded twice the merit-based amount. If twice the amount doesn’t equal full-tuition, Shawnee State will make up the difference.
The Choose Ohio First scholarship will applied to tuition. Any SSU merit-based awards over full-tuition will be applied to housing, meals and book store charges, in that order. No refunds will be distributed.
This award is renewable every year, provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA, earns 27 credit hours per academic year and is majoring in one of SSU’s two game design programs.
Scholarships are funded by Choose Ohio First, a scholarship program funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to significantly strengthen Ohio’s competitiveness within STEMM disciplines while recruiting underrepresented student groups into innovative academic programs at Ohio universities.
*Prices are estimates only and are subject to final approval of the Shawnee Advantage program by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and adoption by the SSU Board of Trustees. Final costs vary depending on your selected housing, meal plan, and course options.