Online options for CS or Game Programming?

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by bd77690, May 29, 2016.

  1. bd77690

    bd77690 New Member

    Hi, I'm new here. I'm a 25 (almost 26) year old looking to get back to school and finish the Bachelors that I could not previously due to life events, etc. I started out going for Web Development when I was in school, but quickly figured out I enjoy software and game programming more, so I would like to obtain a degree in that.

    I have known people who went to Full Sail and loved it, but unfortunately they do not offer Game Development online. I'm not currently in a situation where I can just pack up and move for school, so I need an online program. I found a few -- Academy of Art (Game Programming), U of Florida (CS), University of Maryland University College (CS) -- but was looking for some opinions and recommendations. I don't want to get stuck with a degree mill.

    What are the best options out there for either Computer Programming or Game Programming? I know some programs go by different names, I'm just generally looking for programs specialized in the programming aspect (not design, engineering, art aspect, etc). Thank you!
  2. nyvrem

    nyvrem Active Member

    I found one of the cheaper options was Florida State university, they have a BA or BS in Computer Science @ $290/credit hour.

    Other schools you can check are, Dakota State University (CS), Arizona State University (Software Engineering - very programming intensive), Old Dominion (CS)

    there's alot more, but these were the first few i could think off.

    giving a budget and your location would help as well since some schools offer online degrees with in state rates too.
  3. CryptoJones

    CryptoJones New Member

    I just finished my undergrad at UMUC. With any degree you get what you put into them, but I was extremely happy with the education I got at UMUC. I was able to land a sweet job as a .NET Programmer six months before graduation because of my pending degree.

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