Extended Reality


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Transfer up to 90 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree

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Don’t explore strange new worlds, create them 

The use of extended reality (XR) technology is exploding, from video games that take place in virtual worlds — and others that incorporate the real world  — to medical diagnosis and product design applications that utilize a virtual environment. 

The Bachelor of Science in Extended Reality degree at Trine University equips you to succeed in this leading-edge field. 

The degree: The future of technology 

Encompassing augmented, virtual and mixed reality, XR is defined as interaction between humans and computer-generated graphics, either in reality or in a virtual environment. The Bachelor of Science in Extended Reality degree at Trine University will prepare you to develop XR apps and apply XR technology across multiple disciplines. 

The experience: Developing and applying XR 


You will develop XR applications using Unity, the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D content. The training you receive in your Trine coursework will prepare you to earn Unity certification, demonstrating your technical skills and applied knowledge to potential employers.

You also will learn to analyze the advantages of AR and VR technologies and apply them to real-world problems.

The result: XR that’s ready for prime time 

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Extended Reality program, you will be able to develop immersive VR experiences using industry-standard platforms. You will write efficient, optimized code and use quality assurance testing methodology and management to create market-ready XR applications. You will be able to develop XR solutions to problems in a variety of industries. 

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Courses that end with a certificate.

XR 343 Introduction to AR Development: Unity Certification

TrineOnline delivers the convenience and accessibility of an online degree program with classes starting every eight weeks. Our asynchronous classes mean there are no set class times, so you can login whenever is best for you. Learn more about the benefits of Trine’s online degree programs.
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Extended Reality program are required to have a Meta Quest 2 virtual reality headset. Additionally, it is recommended that students purchase a longer cable to connect the headset to their computer. Please note, a Facebook account is required to use the Meta Quest headset. Students in this program will also need access to a smartphone for developing augmented reality. (Android is recommended.)

Program Information


Bachelor of Science in Extended Reality degree


120 hours



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