School of Arts and Sciences Will Soon Offer Undergraduate Gaming Program

The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Houston-Victoria will be offering an undergraduate concentration that is tailor-made for gaming enthusiasts beginning in the fall of 2007. The concentration is called Digital Gaming and Simulation.


According to Dr. Jeffrey Di Leo, dean for the School of Arts and Sciences at UHV, “This program will prepare students for careers in video game development. Occupations in this industry are in high demand.”


Some of the core courses in this proposed undergraduate program include the following: Artificial Intelligence, Game Engines, Advanced Game Programming using DirectX and Gaming Networks Architecture.


Students wishing to pursue this degree plan will also have many electives to choose from, including Game Intership, Art for Gaming, Operating Systems and Software Engineering.


“The new program is part of the university’s ongoing commitment to provide a diverse range of academic degree programs,” said UHV President Dr. Tim Hudson. “We are pleased to offer this concentration as part of a burgeoning, nationwide interest.”


The Digital Gaming and Simulation concentration will offer students an in-depth study of the history, philosophy, ethics, and sociology of digital games and game playing. The concentration will be available to bachelor of applied arts and sciences as well as computer science majors.


For more information on the Digital Gaming and Simulation concentration, please contact Harry Bashaw, recruiting coordinator for the School of Arts and Sciences, at (361)570-4233 or

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.