Game and Virtual World Development

Bachelor of Science | College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Get serious about game and virtual world development.

The world of video gaming has come a long way since Pac-Man. Today, there’s an increased demand for animation and visual effects in everything from sophisticated video games to movies to corporate presentations. In fact, jobs in this field are expected to grow 10% annually – faster than most other occupations between now and 2026.

With this major, you’ll take coursework in computer science, mathematics, physics, art and animation. But you can let your creative juices flow, too, as you hone your design skills and become familiar with all areas of video games and virtual simulations.

Although our curriculum is rigorous, faculty will be here to help you succeed. Planning, scheduling and advising are all coordinated in one office. And you’ll find faculty from all specialties coming together for research and service projects. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to face the challenges of this rapidly growing field.

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Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Be on the cutting-edge of new technology. says Software Engineer is the #8 best job in the country, with a median salary over $90,000. Your Edinboro degree can get you there.

We’re top-ranked.

Edinboro is THE place to be for game designers. Why? With a prestigious Art Department and a combined Computer Science and Math Department, we can offer you the best of all worlds:

Edinboro was recently ranked the top public university in Pennsylvania for Game Design.

Edinboro’s Game and Virtual World Development program has been recognized by as a top program in the United States since the track’s first student graduated in 2014.

Game and Virtual World Development is the most popular track for Computer Science majors at Edinboro.

From here to anywhere.

Graduate from the Game and Virtual World Development program and you’ll be equipped to pursue a career in gaming, virtual worlds, or in traditional areas of Computer Science as software engineers and web developers. Recent alumni currently work in a variety of industries for companies such as:

PlanetRisk, Inc.

Team Industrial Services


Erie Strayer

Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research

MRI Software

Logistics Plus

Fidelity Flight Simulator


Prepare for a rewarding career.


Dr. Anne Quinn, Department Chair
Phone: 814.732.2760

Edinboro University

219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2000