Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Web Game Programming

Explore the Incredible World of Gaming and Interactive Media

Get to Know Web Game Programming Degree Specialization

In our Web Game Programming Specialization, you’ll learn the protocols and techniques necessary to develop online games so they work on desktop computers, tablets and smartphones. You’ll also learn about a variety of game development topics, including basic game design, layout and controls. Our knowledgeable faculty will help you understand design, development and characteristics of websites and multiplayer online games as you work toward your Bachelor's degree.

Choose to specialize in Web Game Programming when you earn a Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems.


Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems with Web Game Programming Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.

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Why DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program1. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

Work With IoT Technologies & Systems

Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

Several of our tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+


Others may be applicable as well. Speak with an advisor for more info.

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What You'll Learn

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    Programming Multimedia for the Web

    Apply multimedia authoring tools and techniques to create web-based games and dynamic web pages Integrate and control multimedia assets such as movie clips, sound effects, images and animations.
  • logic and design icon

    Logic and Design

    Study basic programming logic and algorithm design, including control structures for sequential, iterative and decision-based processing. Learn how computers think in order to set up complex patterns and controls.
  • interacting with computers icon

    Interacting with Computers

    Improve your ability to use computers and computer systems to program hardware, write software, set up functions, enter data and process information.
  • interactive webscript icon

    Interactive Web Page Scripting

    Use scripting language to design and script basic interactive web page components and web-based games.
  • multiplayer online game development icon

    Multiplayer Online Game Development

    Explore design, development and play in multiplayer online games; study how to install, configure and maintain game server software, and deploy a simple multimedia game using the server.
  • creative thinking icon

    Creative Thinking

    Develop, design or create new applications, ideas, relationships, systems or products, including artistic contributions.
  • dynamic website development and database integration icon

    Dynamic Web Site Development and Database Integration

    Design and develop dynamic websites through use of cascading style sheets (CSSs), integration of databases, server-side scripting, and large site management.
  • structured analysis and design icon

    Structured Analysis and Design

    Explore the systems analysis and design process using information systems methodologies and techniques to analyze business activities and solve problems. Learn how to identify, define and document business problems, and then develop information system models to solve them.
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    Game Development

    Use an object-oriented game engine with libraries; apply game design principles to develop sample games, taking into account technical considerations and industry best practices.

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Looking to earn two additional credentials? Now you can with our unique 3-in-1 design. Every course in our Programming Essentials certificate program and Information Technology and Networking associate degree is embedded within our online Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree program with a Specialization in Web Game Programming. So you can earn a certificate and an associate degree on the way to your bachelor's degree.2

Software developer works on web game programming on his laptop

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Web Game Programming Degree Specialization program may consider careers such as:

  • Website Designer
    Website designers, also known as web designers, ensure that websites are intuitively laid out and visually compelling. They play a role in designing every element that a user would interact with on a website.

  • Software Developer
    Software developers use programming languages to create software that fulfills a specific purpose. The software developed could be anything from a tool on a website to a video game.

  • Back-End Java Programmer
    Back-end Java programmers are a type of back-end developer who specializes in using JavaScript. They work on websites to ensure their functionality and they interact with the elements of a site that a user would not see.
  • Mobile Game Programmer
    Mobile game programmers use programming languages and video game design practices to create compelling gaming experiences for mobile devices.

  • HTML5 Game Developer
    HTML5 game developers use the programming language HTML5 in conjunction with gaming design principles to create gaming experiences for the web.

Skill Focused Curriculum

Elements of the curriculum are aligned to industry certifications to help you validate your knowledge and skills as you prepare to pursue such certification exams as:

  • CompTIA A+: This certification touches on elements of troubleshooting, hardware and operating systems. It's a valuable credential for anyone in the technology field to possess.
  • CompTIA Linux+: The Linux certification verifies proficiency with the Linux operating system and its various applications. Linux is a favorite OS of hardcore PC gamers, so an understanding of this system is vital if you want to reach that target audience.
  • CompTIA Network+: Network+ certifies your knowledge and proficiency with emerging technologies such as cloud computing and the Internet of Things. While these technologies have only recently begun to find a use for gaming applications, it's likely that more developers will take advantage of them in the coming years.
  • CompTIA Cloud+: This certification demonstrates your proficiency with cloud-based computing. Cloud gaming is expected to grow in the coming years. Some services are already taking advantage of the cloud's ability to run intensive software on less-powerful machines, and more uses are expected to arise in the near future.

General Education Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1123 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Humanities4, 5

LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

One of:

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society

One of:

SOCS325 6 Environmental Sociology
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Security

Program Courses

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS150 Programming with Objects
CEIS209 Intermediate Programming
CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
CIS355A Business Application Programming with Lab

Application Development

CIS363B Web Interface Design with Lab
CIS407A Web Application Development with Lab
WBG310 Interactive Web Page Scripting with Lab

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession
MGMT404 Project Management
TECH460 Senior Project

Specialized Courses

Web Game Programming

WBG340 Programming Multimedia for the Web with Lab
WBG370 Game Development with Lab
WBG410 Dynamic Website Development and Database Integration with Lab
WGD235 Web Animation

FAQs


What is the difference between game development and game programming?

Game development and programming have a lot of overlap, but they are distinct practices. Game programmers create the game itself from a coding perspective. Game developers work with programmers during this process but are more closely involved with the game design and conceptual development.


How do you become a game developer?

The first step to becoming a game developer is often earning a bachelor's degree. Video games have become significantly more complex over the past few decades. What was a blockbuster game in the year 2000 is now smaller and less complex than many mobile phone games. As a result, companies need to find people who have a thorough understanding of game design and programming languages. You'll have a chance to build skills and learn key concepts through a bachelor's degree program, which is one way to signal to an employer that you have what it takes to be a game developer.


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1As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Associate in Network Systems Administration, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
2At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
3Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
4Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
5Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take an additional six semester-credit hours of general education coursework from among the following course areas: communication skills, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Courses selected in humanities or social sciences should be upper-division coursework (DeVry courses numbered 300-499).
6Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.