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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 video games from scratch using web-based technologies? Then a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems with a Web Game Programming Specialization may be a good fit for you. Designed with our Tech Core curriculum—a set of courses featuring hands-on learning experiences and real-world IoT simulations—this web game programming degree specialization 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 and experienced faculty will help you understand design, development and characteristics of websites and multiplayer online games as you work toward your Bachelor's degree.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks
Why DeVry?

Why Choose Information Systems Security at DeVry

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 Essentials

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

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.

Questions for our admissions team?
Web Game Programming Specialization Program
Minimum Completion Time*
2 years
8 months
Normal Completion Time
4 years


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.**

*Minimum completion time does not include breaks and assumes 3 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in 12-18 credit hours a semester per 12 month period. 
**Normal completion time includes breaks and assumes 2 semesters of enrollment in 12-18 credit hours per semester per 12 month period. 

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

The Web Game Programming Degree Specialization covers the following:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Undergraduate Certificate in Programming Essentials and Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking program is embedded within our online Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree program with a Specialization in Web Game Programming.2 So, you can earn a certificate and an associate degree on the way to your bachelor's degree.


Career Opportunities in Web Gaming Programming

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Industry-Aligned 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 Essentials

    This certification verifies your understanding of cloud-based systems and ability to assess their impact on business operations.

Program Courses

Web Game Programming Specialization Courses

General Education Courses
Communication Skills
Advanced Composition
Technical Writing

+ Choose one below:

Public Speaking
Intercultural Communication
Technology, Society, and Culture

+ Choose one below:

Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Social Sciences
Principles of Economics
Culture and Society

+ Choose one below:

Environmental Sociology
Cultural Diversity in the Professions
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Algebra for College Students
Everyday Physics
Data-Driven Decision-Making
Personal and Professional Development
Career Development
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
Tech Core Courses
Tech Core
Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
Introduction to Operating Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Digital Devices
Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Fundamentals of Information Security
Program Courses
Information Systems and Programming
Programming Objects
Intermediate Programming
Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
AI-Driven Business Application Coding
Business Application Programming with Lab
Application Development
Web Interface Design with Lab
Web Application Development with Lab
Interactive Web Page Scripting with Lab
Career Preparation
Introduction to Technical Project Management
Preparation for the Profession
Project Management
Senior Project
Specialized Courses
Web Game Programming
Programming Multimedia for the Web with Lab
Game Development with Lab
Dynamic Website Development and Database Integration with Lab
Web Animation

3Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
4Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.

Web Game Programming 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 programmer?

The first step to becoming a game programmer 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 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 Cybersecurity and Networking, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity and Networkingand Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.

2Future programmatic changes could impact the ability to earn additional credentials en route to an eligible degree program. Refer to the academic catalog for details.

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