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Serious Games and Simulations B.A.

Develop, Create and Analyze Serious Games and Simulations

Serious games help users learn a skill or perform a task by recreating real-life situations using simulation technology, which are becoming increasingly critical to healthcare, spaceflight, military operations, education and more. Students in the Serious Games and Simulations program will take courses from across all four colleges to become leaders with diverse experience to lead development, design and testing of games. 

In the program, you will:

  • Learn skills in art and design, computer programming, management, psychology with an interdisciplinary degree plan
  • Become fluent in industry software and tools like Unity, Unreal, Adobe Creative suite, and Maya
  • Work in UHCL’s Serious Games and Simulations Innovation Lab
  • Be part of an award-winning team of students who won a top award for work on the educational 3D game “Code of Aegis” from the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).
  • Get access to professionals and internships through UHCL’s partnerships with companies like Tietronix Software, Inc., NASA, Intuitive Machines, Inc. and more.

Become a Leader with Diverse Skills

You can choose between two tracks:

  • Art and Design track with a focus on multimedia design 
  • Programming track with a focus on game development

When you graduate, you’ll be equipped to enter computer development positions in media or software, earning up to $80,000 a year, or take a leadership role in project management, marketing, or design. 

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Degree Requirements

This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree. 


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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Summer 2021

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1

  • Fall 2021

    Priority - July 15
    Final - August 1


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Summer 2021
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 26
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2021
    Priority - August 13
    Final - August 18

Online applications close for transfer students after the Priority Deadline, the application will be extended to January 11th on ApplyTexas for Transfer students. Starting January 12th all transfer students interested in applying for Spring 2021 will need to have all official documents (transcripts from every college or university attended and application fee) in hand and will need to complete a paper application. Students who apply after the priority deadline must submit all required documentation with their paper application to the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL


Serious Games and Simulations B.A. Faculty

Ahmed Abukmail

Ahmed Abukmail

Program Chair of Computer Science and Associate Professor of Computer Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3888
Email: Abukmail@UHCL.edu
Office: Delta 169

Ahmed Abukmail Faculty Bio

Pradeep Buddharaju

Pradeep Buddharaju

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3881
Email: Buddharaju@UHCL.edu
Office: Delta 173

Office hours:
Tue 5:30-7:30pm, Wed 4:00-6:00pm

Pradeep Buddharaju Faculty Bio

Soma Datta
Soma Datta

Soma Datta

Program Chair of Pre-engineering and Assistant Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3838
Email: datta@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 106

Soma Datta Faculty Bio

Michelle Giles
Michelle Giles

Michelle Giles

Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator of Instructional Design and Technology,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3516
Email: giles@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Michelle Giles Faculty Bio

Nicholas Kelling

Nicholas Kelling

Associate Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3443
Email: kelling@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.08

Nicholas Kelling Faculty Bio

Stuart Larson
Stuart Larson

Stuart Larson

Department Chair of Communication and Studio Arts and Associate Professor of Graphic Design ,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3362
Email: larsons@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.10

Stuart Larson Faculty Bio

Alfredo Perez-Davila
Alfredo Perez-Davila

Alfredo Perez-Davila

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3863
Email: perezd@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 167

Alfredo Perez-Davila Faculty Bio

Rick Short
Rick Short

Rick J. Short

Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3300
Email: Short@UHCL.edu
Office: Bayou 1529.05

Rick J. Short Faculty Bio

Steven Sutherland
Steven Sutherland

Steven Sutherland

Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3474
Email: sutherland@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2233.08

Steven Sutherland Faculty Bio

Jean Walker
Jean Walker

Jean Walker

Professor of Marketing,
Business

Contact number: 281-283-3194
Email: walker@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321

Jean Walker Faculty Bio

Jana Willis
Jana Willis

Jana Willis

Department Chair of Literacy, Library Science, and Learning Technologies, Professor of Instructional Design and Technology ,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3568
Email: willis@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Jana Willis Faculty Bio