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Computer Science - Game Development Concentration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Seaside, CA, United States
The Computer Science major provides students with an understanding of fundamental computer science concepts coupled with applied information technology skills. Students are prepared for careers in computing technology industries or for graduate programs.
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Overview

From communication to science to design, knowledge of computing is the key to new advancements. With this degree, you’ll have the ability to make people’s lives better with technology. You’ll also be joining one of the most in-demand and highly paid fields. Finally, by studying Computer Science, you’ll be trained to become a modern-day problem solver. You’ll break down real-world challenges and design the steps computers will take to find a solution

In the CS program, students learn fundamental computer science concepts while applying their knowledge to solve real-world problems. Collaboration, team work and communication skills are infused into the learning experiences with heavily project-based courses in a state-of-the-art technological environment.

Students begin by taking a set of common core courses to establish a strong foundation in computer science, followed by taking courses in one of four concentration areas: software engineering, network and security, data science, or game development. The curriculum provides students the opportunity to learn concepts and develop skills in more than one concentration, helping them to become well rounded computer science professionals.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Game Engine Programming 
  •  Game Development
  •  Intro to Digital Games 
  •  Graphics Programming
  • Advanced Game Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Equivalent of a 2.40 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale in high school
  • High school diploma equivalent or certificate of graduation
  • Official high school transcript (official record of marks/scores/grades)
  • National Test Scores (if required by home country)
  • SAT or ACT scores required for students who graduate from a US high school or a US accredited international school
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit accepted but not required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5742 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5742 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Seaside

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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