Bachelor of Science in Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology

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Are you serious about hitting the ground running in a video game design career by acquiring leading-edge technical skills?

Shawnee State University’s Bachelor of Science in Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology degree just might be the right fit for your aspirations.

SSU Game Programming Class

Video game degree combines technical skill and artistic expression

The curriculum has its foundation in computer science, programming and graphics programming, supplemented by courses in art, design, math and physics. You’ll get a deep dive into the technical skill development you need to have a competitive edge in video game design.

SSU Game Programming project on computer screen

Learn software development skills and gain practical experience

You’ll learn critical software development skills. The degree curriculum also works closely with Shawnee State’s Gaming & Simulation Arts program, giving you knowledge and tools for transforming ideas, art, sound, animation and music into actual working games and simulations.

Motion Capture Lab and Art & Technology Game Conference enhance game design theory with real-world experiences.

Your career preparation needs a healthy balance of theoretical instruction and hands-on experience to make you competitive in the globalized 21st Century employment marketplace. Shawnee State University’s Bachelor of Science in Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology degree enhances the theoretical with two unique experiential resources:

SSU Motion Capture suit

Motion Capture Studio Lab

Our state-of-the-art Motion Capture Studio lab is your experiential training ground for video game design. Here, you’ll convert gaming concepts to live animation and fine-tune playability. The lab will give you a competitive advantage and make you more marketable in the real world.

SSU Art & Technology Game Conference game floor

Art & Technology Game Conference

Students in Shawnee State University’s Bachelor of Science in Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology degree curriculum have a great networking opportunity right at their fingertips. We host an annual interactive digital technology conference that attracts game developers, industry leaders and students from all over the country. The connections you make here can open many doors throughout a long and successful career in video game design.

The Princeton Review’s Top 50 undergraduate schools to study Game Design

Shawnee State University: a regional leader in higher education value

As a student at Shawnee State University—recognized as a Center of Excellence in Immersive Technology—you’ll get one of the best values in higher education, in Ohio and beyond. We are a public university committed to offering a highly personalized, affordable and accessible education focused on investigating emerging technologies and ideas, and students always come first. Princeton Review has recognized Shawnee State’s game design program as one of the nation’s best for seven consecutive years.

Our tuition is among the lowest in the state, but you still get access to academic opportunities, challenges and higher education value that far exceeds even the reasonable investment you make. By design, we keep our class sizes small to facilitate more personal attention from faculty. Student and parent surveys indicate that this personal attention is the biggest benefit of a degree from Shawnee State University.

Call us today at (740) 347-1749. Let’s talk about your video game design career dreams and how a Bachelor of Science in Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology from Shawnee State University can help you realize them.

New scholarships for students majoring in Gaming

Private school experience.
Public university price.

80+

Degrees and Areas of Study

1:16

Faculty to Student Ratio

$8,295

Affordable Annual Tuition*

60+

Student Clubs and Groups

*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.

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