Develop Programming Skills for Any Industry

Earn Your Game & Simulation Programming Bachelor's Degree

Our Game and Simulation Programming Bachelor's degree combines theory and practical application to help you launch a dynamic career in gaming and simulation. Developed with input from accomplished industry professionals, our curriculum includes the necessary foundation in modeling and simulation as well as course work to help you master current production workflows. As a student, you also develop programming skills that equip you to work on general software development projects.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Bachelor's Degree 39 Months

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Gain In-Field Programming Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful career across a wide range of industries. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant game and simulation programming skills employers seek, including:

  • Multiple Programming Languages

    Acquire skill in many programming languages, including C++, C#, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Java and PHP.

  • Math, Physics and Problem Solving

    Develop strong problem-solving skills while learning how mathematics and physics principles apply to the development of games and simulations.

  • Game Development

    Develop a holistic understanding of games in terms of storyline, plot, visual elements and interface design.

  • Industry Certifications

    Prepare for employer-valued industry certifications such as C++ and receive credit for eligible certifications you’ve already earned.

Showcase Your Skills to Employers

Through the use of current tools and technologies, you’ll create and develop actual games and real simulations while producing a comprehensive portfolio that demonstrates your skills to prospective employers.

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

Graduates from our School of Technology programs are working for leading employers, including:*

  • Best Buy Geek Squad
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Microsoft
  • Target Corporation
  • Wells Fargo
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • IKEA
  • Regis Corporation
  • Robert Half Technology
  • State Farm
  • TekStaffing
  • Verizon Wireless

Success Rate

90% of responding December 2012 to June 2013 graduates are working in their field of study or continuing their education.*

*Employer information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the organizations shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities at these organizations will be available.

Average Starting Salary

for our Game and Simulation Programming Graduates:

Program Entry Requirements

Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Technology vary depending on the program. We do not require applicants to submit standardized test scores and your GPA does not affect acceptance. However, every applicant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.*

*Applicants also need to pass the Rasmussen College entrance placement exam(s) along with other program-specific requirements.

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How Much Could You Earn as a Game & Simulation Programming Professional?

In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential. Here is the average salary and projected job growth for game programming professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2022)
Computer Programmers$43,640$57,940$76,1408%

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years, bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm, census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-14.pdf

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, www.bls.gov/ooh/

Earning a game and simulation programming degree can be a valuable investment in your future. See how:

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How Much Will it Cost?

At Rasmussen College, we’re committed to helping make higher education more affordable for you. That’s why we offer straightforward tuition costs locked in place until you graduate, so you know your tuition will not increase through graduation if you are continuously enrolled.*

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Affordable Options to Help You Save Money

Through our comprehensive SUPPORT+ student services, our student financial services advisors help you receive affordable tuition as you earn your degree. Browse our options to see how you can save:

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