Level Up at RSU
If you’re considering a future in gaming or commercial drone work, Rogers State University has the right college experience for you. RSU now offers degrees in Esports and Unmanned Aircraft Systems. These degree options join established extracurricular programs and include a Bachelor of Science in Esports and a Bachelor of Technology and Associates of Applied Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Esports is predicted to reach revenues of a half billion dollars by 2022, making it the fastest growing gaming industry.
The Federal Aviation Administration projects sustained and continued growth in nearly every category through 2037. They further project the small model unmanned aircraft systems fleet to more than triple in size from an estimated 1.1 million vehicles at the end of 2016 to more than 3.5 million units by 2021.
In 2018, RSU became the ﬁrst university in Oklahoma to offer Esports as an official university activity. RSU hosts local and regional tournaments that are broadcast live on the big screens. RSU esports is open to all students enrolled and offers competitive and casual gaming, student scholarships, 24/7 Esports Arena Access, 18 gaming stations and 4 competitive teams. Learn more about RSU Esports.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems degree option comes alongside the annual AeroGames Competition. The drone building and piloting competition for junior high and high school students throughout northeast Oklahoma is hosted by RSU, sponsored by MidAmerica Industrial Park and powered by Google. For the past seven years RSU capstone students in Applied Technology program, known as the AeroCats, have mentored the junior high and high school students as they build and pilot their aircraft. Learn more about AeroGames.