Concentration in Computer Game Technology

The concentration in computer game technology prepares you for a career in game programming.

Ready For Anything

The computer game technology concentration, available for both computer science and computer information systems majors, introduces you to game design, production and programming. These courses add to your foundation in systems, programming, networking and other technology-focused topics. If you want a better understanding of game development, you can add an interactive media minor or double major.

By the time you graduate, your experiences include:

  • Research and projects in small classes and groups
  • Internship opportunities at organizations such as Walgreens, Caterpillar, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, ProducePro and Illinois Mutual Insurance.
  • A yearlong senior project with a local business client
  • Networking, career development and programming contests through the Association for Computing Machinery student chapter

Making Your Mark

Computer game technology concentrations are valuable in many technical settings. Recent graduates have found jobs at places such as Sony.

Concentration Requirements

Required Courses - 9 hrs.

  • CIS 350: Foundations of Game Programming – 3 hrs.
  • CIS 450: Game Programming Design Patterns – 3 hrs.
  • CIS 459 (or I M 459): Computer Game Capstone Project – 3 hrs.

Elective Courses
(choose one from the following) - 3 hrs.

  • CIS 451: Computer Game Design or I M 288 Game Design I – 3 hrs.
  • I M 489: Advanced Game Capstone – 6 hrs.
  • CIS 455 (or I M 455): Computer Graphics - 3 hrs..
  • CIS 452: Computer Game Modification - 3 hrs.
  • CIS 456: Game Engine Programming - 3 hrs.