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An Online Bachelor's in Esports That's Affordable & Flexible

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Earn Your Esports Degree Online

Electronic sports, or esports, has emerged from a mere pastime in living rooms around the country to become serious business and a booming entertainment industry, attracting professionals engaged in individual and team video game competitions. American Public University (APU) is among the first universities nationwide to offer an academic major in esports with its Bachelor of Science in Esports.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.


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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Focused Coursework

This unique program is for those who seek an earnest examination of the gaming industry: esports business, event and facility management, player performance and development, and media and production.

Inside Perspective

Esports is a multifaceted phenomenon, and you will learn about its culture, governance, policies, ethics, marketing, revenue generation, and sponsorship. To provide further focus, you will choose a concentration.

Beyond the Classroom

To engage with other gamers, you will have an opportunity to join the Esports Club, one of 80+ student clubs and organizations offered by the University.

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