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Computer Information Systems

Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Web Game Programming

Explore the Incredible World of Gaming and Interactive Media

Want to pursue a career in computer information systems and learn how to build a video game from scratch using web-based technologies? Then a Bachelor’s Degree with a Web Game Programming Specialization from DeVry University may be a good fit for you. Designed with our Tech Core curriculum — a specifically designed set of hands-on learning experiences and real-world IoT simulations — this web game programming degree specialization program is built to arm you with a solid foundation in technology and give you the tools you need to design compelling gaming experiences.

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
Why DeVry?

Why Choose Information Systems Security at 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+

Other certifications may also be eligible for reimbursement. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.

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Minimum Completion Time*
2 years
8 months
OR
Normal Completion Time
4 years

ACCELERATE AT YOUR PACE

Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. You can earn your Bachelor's Degree in as little as 2 years 8 months.*

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 4 years.**

*Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 3 semesters, enrollment in 12-19 credit hours per semester and continuous, full-time year-round enrollment with no breaks.
**Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 2 semesters and full-time enrollment in 12-19 credit hours per semester.

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

The Web Game Programming Degree Specialization covers the following:

  • Interactive Web Page Scripting
    Use scripting language to design and script basic interactive web page components and web-based games.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Develop, design or create new applications, ideas, relationships, systems or products, including artistic contributions.
  • 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
    Use computers and computer systems to program hardware, write software, set up functions, enter data or process information. This essential skill will make you a better technology user, and will inform the way you set up networks.
  • 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.
Embedded Programs

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.*

*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.

Bachelor's
124
Credit Hours
Associate
60
Credit Hours
Certificate
22
Credit Hours
Career

Career Opportunities in Web Gaming Programming

Career
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.

Curriculum

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.

Program Courses

Web Game Programming specialization Courses

General Education Courses
Communication Skills
ENGL1122
Composition
ENGL135
Advanced Composition
ENGL216
Technical Writing


+ Choose one below:

SPCH275
Public Speaking
SPCH276
Intercultural Communication
Humanities
LAS432
Technology, Society, and Culture


+ Choose one below:

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


+ Choose one below:

SOCS3253
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
CEIS298
Introduction to Technical Project Management
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

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.

Software Programming FAQs

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.

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.

Academic Catalog
2023 - 2024 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Program Overview

1 As 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.
2 Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
3 Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.