Computer Simulation & Gaming (2024)

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Are you ready to transform your gaming and digital media passion into an exciting and rewarding career?

Computer Simulation & Gaming (CSG) programs at The University of Tulsa offer an immersive educational experience combining creativity and cutting-edge technology. Our degrees in Computer Simulation & Gaming equip students with the skills and expertise to thrive in one of the world’s most dynamic and rapidly evolving industries.

9:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

97% Job Placement Rate

#7 For Engineering Majors,

#1 National Merit Scholars

Degrees Offered

Computer Simulation and Gaming, Design Option, B.S.C.S.G.
Computer Simulation and Gaming, Development Option, B.S.C.S.G.

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Embark on a thrilling journey into the world of computer simulation and gaming, where creativity meets cutting-edge technology. CSG professionals are highly valued for their mastery of interdisciplinary skills spanning game design and development, interactive media, 3D modeling, VR development, simulations, digital twins, animation, film, and special effects. From sculpting complex digital landscapes to pushing the boundaries of immersive technology, these individuals play a vital role in shaping the future of entertainment, education, and industry.

Discover a wealth of career paths awaiting you in the realm of computer simulation and gaming, such as:

  • Game designer
  • Game programmer
  • Virtual reality engineer
  • Interactive media developer
  • Visual effects (VFX) artist
  • Serious/educational games developer

CSG students developing game to teach children about carbon capture

Under the mentorship of Akram Taghavi-Burris, TU’s computer simulation and gaming program coordinator, and with funding support from Chevron, students are designing a city-building game for use in middle schools that will teach children about the environmental impacts of carbon emissions, various CCUS methods, and the associated costs.

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Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. TU’s Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.

      Experiential Learning

    • Make your TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.

      Student Organizations

    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.

      Civic Engagement

    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.

      Job Placement

    Featured Faculty

    Akram Taghavi-Burris, M.Ed. Learn More
    John Hale, Ph.D. Learn More
    Mauricio Papa, Ph.D. Learn More

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    The University of Tulsa’s Tandy School of Computer Science equips students with the knowledge and expertise required for making significant contributions to computer science and simulation and gaming industries, and for leveraging learned techniques toward continued professional growth. Students are provided with classroom experiences and research opportunities under the guidance of our experienced faculty.

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