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Do love video games and hope to transform this passion into a fulfilling career? If so, then you have an excellent reason to consider GCU’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Game and Simulation Development program. Offered by the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, this degree program is designed to prepare students to work in the innovative fields of game development, graphic visualization and computer modeling.

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By Lydia Fritz, MS
Assistant Professor, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

I’m often amazed at the ideas my students come up with when developing computer programs. Many times, a student will find a solution that is not only clever and creative, but one that I’ve never even considered! Often, they turn to me for help in transforming their idea from a thought to working code. This is where the frustrating, and often fatal, part of the process begins – for the idea to be useful, it must be communicated. How can I help the student if they cannot share their idea?

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With technology continually growing and becoming a major part of our everyday lives, it is important for there to be measures taken to protect our cyber products and networks. At Grand Canyon University, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cyber Security program learn a variety of skills. Concepts taught throughout the program include cyber operations planning and execution, cybercrime and cyber law, digital forensic investigations and so much more! Here is an overview of the cybersecurity degree: 

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By Kathryn Scott, MEd
Director, Strategic Educational Alliances 

Computer science is woven into the fabric of our culture and used in almost every field, driving job growth and innovation throughout our economy and society. According to an article on LinkedIn, computing occupations are the number one source of all new wages in the U.S., making computer science one of the most in-demand college degrees.

Yet, a 2015 Gallup poll found that about 91 percent of our K-12 parents want their child’s school to teach computer science, but according to a 2016 Gallup poll, only 40 percent of the schools teach it. 

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Did you know? At Grand Canyon University, two things you are passionate about can go hand in hand. With GCU’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Business Entrepreneurship, you can have the opportunity to acquire the tools and resources needed to combine your interest in business with computer science. For students who have a desire to explore careers that provide the chance to bring their passion for business in STEM to life, this program can guide you in the right direction. Continue reading to learn more about this degree:

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