Bachelor's Degree in Computer Game Development

Department of Computer Science

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Computer Game Development
Hours: 121

Bachelor of Science Major: Computer Science - Game Development

Delivery Options:

On-Campus       Online*
*Ask your advisor about the fully-online option

Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Game Development will provide you with an understanding of the development and application of interactive digital media technologies.

Coursework in the computer game development program examines human and computer interaction while hands-on labs reinforce learned principles. In addition to studying applications and software relevant to the 21st century, you'll gain critical thinking, real-world application and practical project experience to prepare you for your future career.

Why Study Computer Game Development at Lamar?

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Game Development at Lamar University will prepare you for the innovative fields of graphic visualization, game development and computer modeling. When you graduate from this unique computer science focused program, you will be able to design and program games

The game development degree program combines lecture and theory with practice and play. The curriculum in this degree explores multifaceted technology concepts, such as artificial intelligence in gaming and simulation, 2D and 3D graphics, and operating systems. Watch the faculty interview to learn more about computer science and physics degrees at LU.

Online B.S. Computer Game Development

Career Paths

A game designer acts as a creative translator among code, art and production among other aspects of completing a finished product. Your responsibilities may vary from level design all the way up to team management. The work is collaborative and creative, and your talents, skills and knowledge are needed. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, video game designer employment will skyrocket 19% this decade, placing it among the fastest growing careers in America.

Primary Careers

Artist, designer, programmer

Career Areas

  • Video game development
  • Casino gaming
  • Art and architecture
  • Creative team management
  • Project management
  • Computer science education

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Video game software developers
  • Interactive media companies
  • Digital entertainment companies
  • Casino game designers and developers
  • Marketing and advertising firms
  • Schools and universities

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Jane Liu
Dr. Sujing Wang
Assistant Professor