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Bachelor of Science in
Simulation Science, Games, and Animation

The Bachelor of Science in Simulation Science, Games, and Animation degree teaches students the principles behind building virtual worlds and simulations by using mathematical algorithms and technologies underlying aviation simulators, computer aided design (CAD) systems, animation software, streaming video networks, and games. The program prepares students to be skilled in building the digital experiences of the future and to be leaders in this emerging and interdisciplinary field.

As a technical, multidisciplinary degree, students will take courses in computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, animation, modelling, computer graphics, simulation, and artificial intelligence. Aspects of art and design will complement the technical side of this degree.

Work in the computer labs is extensive and students can expect to graduate proficient in C#, C++, Python, JavaScript, HTML5, Maya and Unity3D. Example courses include Gaming Capstone, Interactive Media, Multiplayer Game Systems, Game Engine Architecture, and Artificial Intelligence. 

Graduates of this program will be ready to work in a variety of industries from gaming to virtual training environments. Examples include building computer game software for Microsoft, designing virtual reality environments for Boeing, or working at the Department of Defense Modeling and Simulation Office or one of its contractors.


About Simulation Science, Games, and Animation at the Prescott, AZ Campus

Embry-Riddle's new Simulation Science, Gaming & Animation Degree has been designed to provide you with a solid foundation in computer game technology, and covers areas far and beyond just programming. With Embry-Riddle's unique strengths in aviation, engineering, and intelligence, students receive a depth of knowledge unequaled in higher education.

Graduates of this major can expect to find rewarding careers in game design, entertainment, or software development, and will also be in position for careers in a vast array of other areas, such as military and intelligence communities, high-tech manufacturing, or aviation.

In 2012, the median annual wage for applications software developers was over $90,000 a year. The annual median wage for systems software developers was nearly $100,000 a year. Employment of software developers is projected to grow 22 percent by 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Embry-Riddle's expert instruction and guidance can place you in position to move into these industries after graduation. 

The Simulation Science, Gaming & Animation degree offers a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) courses combined with aspects of art and design necessary to provide a first-rate education to students in this major. 

With Embry-Riddle, you will be in the best possible position to succeed in an industry searching for quality, skilled professionals.

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