The University of Tulsa has been named to the Princeton Review’s list of top 50 gaming programs. The university’s computer simulation and gaming program was established in 2015 to provide a custom degree plan for students interested in the graphic art, music composition, sound effects, creative writing, simulation and software components of the gaming industry. All students complete a core computer science curriculum.
“The computer simulation and gaming industry is growing regionally and nationally,” said Roger Mailler, program director and an associate professor in TU’s Tandy School of Computer Science. “We’re pleased our program has received international recognition, and we anticipate our ranking will only improve in the future.”
The Princeton Review’s list was based on its 2015 survey of 150 institutions in the United States, Canada and abroad that offer game design degree programs or courses. The survey collected a wide range of data from qualifying schools including graduates’ career achievements and the interdisciplinary nature of the programs.
TU’s computer simulation and gaming students are encouraged to participate in valuable internships that enhance their skills and introduce them to exciting opportunities in the industry. Many students also develop successful careers at simulation companies in the Tulsa area.