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Computer Science BS - Game Development Concentration

Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics Department

The gaming industry is doing remarkably well. According to Game Developer Research there are about 45,000 employees in the field earning an average salary of $93,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the growth of employment in software engineering, of which game development is a part, will be about a third in the next decade.

The demand for game developers comes from a variety of industries including entertainment, education, government, military and consumer products.

The game development concentration at Fairleigh Dickinson University provides students with the technical skills that are needed in the gaming industry.

The game development curriculum has been designed to lay a solid foundation in computer science and mathematics with carefully chosen courses in the computer science, mathematics and physics departments as well as the department of visual and performing arts. The concentration is designed based on guidelines provided by IGDA, The International Game Developers Association.

Students planning to major in computer science with a concentration in game development will take courses in computer science, mathematics and animation. The concentration prepares students for a career in gaming as well as a career in computer science. Students will take special courses that have been designed for this concentration as well as courses in animation and game design.

 

Contact:

Laila Khreisat, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Tel: 973-443-8680
Fax: 973-443-8683
khreisat@fdu.edu

Department of Mathematics Computer Science and Physics
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-ZN2-02
Madison, NJ 07940

Office Location
ZEN 250, Room 257

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