Skip to main content

Return To Campus Plan

Lipscomb University's comprehensive plan to return to campus.

Learn More

COVID-19 Update

Lipscomb University Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 update and response.

Learn More
Program Overview

Program Overview

The demand for game developers is always rising. After all, games aren't limited to game consoles anymore. They're online, on mobile devices and computing platforms. So advance your repertoire in our game development program, where computer science, artistic thinking and entertainment creativity merge. 

Learn in a Christian context and develop long-lasting professional connections with your teachers. We'll give you the opportunity to connect to professionals who will help you mature as a game developer and an individual. By the time you graduate, you'll have a game portfolio ready to go.

Courses

Courses

General education hours required (38 hours)

Specific courses required:

  • BI 4213 - Biblical Ethics
  • LUSS 2093 - Impact of Internet Technologies on Society

Required courses for the major area: (80-82 hours)

  • CS 1213 - Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CS 1233 - Object-Oriented System Design and Programming
  • CS 2223 - Mathematical Structures for Computer Science
  • CS 2233 - Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CS 2243 - Database Management Systems
  • CS 2252 - Competition Programming
  • CS 3233 - Computer Graphics
  • CS 3243 - Mobile Device Programming
  • CS 3252 - Programming Challenges
  • CCT 395V - Internship *
  • CCT 4613 - Senior Project
  • GD 1123 - Introduction to Game Design and Development
  • GD 3253 - Game Development I
  • GD 3263 - Game Development II
  • GD 3273 - Collaborative Serious Games Development
  • IT 1213 - Graphic Design Studio
  • IT 2223 - Web Application Development I
  • IT 2233 - User Interface Design
  • MA 1314 - Calculus I
  • MA 2183 - Elementary Statistics
  • MA 2314 - Calculus II
  • MA 3213 - Linear Algebra
  • PH 2414 - General Physics I (with lab)
  • SENG 3223 - Principles of Software Engineering
  • SENG 4113 - Software Architecture and Design
  • CS 4013 - Future Mobile and Social Computing Systems
  • CS 4453 - Artificial Intelligence


Concentration courses (choose one concentration area) (9 hours)

Algorithms:

  • CS 3623 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • CS 4423 - Computability and Complexity Theory
  • CS 4433 - Algorithmic Graph Theory

Information Security:

  • SEC 3113 - Fundamentals of Information Security
  • SEC 3313 - Introduction to Policy and Procedures
  • SEC 3323 - Crytography

Information Technology Entrepreneurship:

  • ENT 2503 - An Introduction to Business
  • ENT 3543 - Entrepreneur Marketing
  • ENT 4503 - New Venture Creation

Networking:

  • IT 3313 - Network Principles
  • IT 3323 - Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems
  • IT 3333 - Network Administration

Web Development:

  • IT 3223 - Web Application Development II
  • IT 3233 - Web Server Technologies
  • MK 3403 - Strategic Internet Marketing

Internship

Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

  • Dwayne Towell

    Dwayne Towell

    Associate Professor of Computer Science

    Dwayne Towell received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas Tech University in 2007, and a masters degree in Software Engineering from Texas Tech University in 2004. He has designed,...

    Learn More
  • Steve Nordstrom

    Steve Nordstrom

    Associate Professor of Computer Science

    Steve Nordstrom holds a Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. He has nearly 20...

    Learn More

Career Paths

Game Developer

Game developers specialize in software development, either directed for games, or for related processes such as animation. They typically operate in teams with responsibilities split between individual disciplines, such as programming, design, art, testing, etc.

Game Designer

Game designers craft the experience of the game player. They are responsible for the whole spectrum of design from the largest "story arch" to the details of each level and power-up. Usually game designers must put in some time in the trenches as a developer before they are given the reigns.

Independent Game Developer

An independent game developer assumes responsibilities for the design and creation of all aspects of the a game from art to code. Typically, independent developers create casual games sold via the App Store or Google Play Store.