149 universities with game design programs were surveyed and reviewed in September 2020. UAH's Entertainment Computing Concentration and Minor within the Computer Science Department ranked #1 in Alabama and #19 in the South, according to Animation Career Review's annual report. 

The criteria used for the rankings consists of the following:

  • Academic reputation
  • Admission selectivity
  • Depth and breadth of the program
  • Value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness
  • Geographic location
  • Employment data

Course highlights for the BS in Computer Science with an Entertainment Computing Concentration include Advanced Computer Graphics, Animation: Modeling, Artificial Intelligence for Games & Simulation, Game Engines and Level Development, Technology for Multimedia and Gaming, and Video Game Design and Programming.

Graduates of the Game Programs at UAH are prepared to seek entry- to mid-level positions in game design and development, software development, multimedia and animation, and many other industries.