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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

The Department of Physics and Computer Science at Laurier is a multidisciplinary department with faculty backgrounds in computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics.

Our programs are intended for students who are interested in technology. Not sure which program is for you? Does more than one program sound interesting? Students who include computer science, physics and mathematics in their first-year core courses can easily switch between programs. With this exposure to the various disciplines, you can switch programs at the end of your first year without losing any momentum or time. You can't make a wrong choice.

Although exposure to high school computer science and physics is useful, our first-year computer science and physics courses will provide you with the required background. (You’ll have to work a little harder, but we understand not all students have the opportunity to take these courses at their high school.) No matter which program you choose, you’ll benefit from our smaller class sizes and the integrated laboratory component.


We deliver traditional programs such as Computer Science and Physics, as well as a unique interdisciplinary program in Computing and Computer Electronics.

In combination with the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, we also offer a double-degree program: Business and Computer Science, which allows you to complete 2 degrees with co-op in 5 years.

Active Student Community

PHI is a Laurier club geared towards students in Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics. The club enhances academic spirit by sponsoring talks on new technologies, running exam review sessions, and providing tutorial support. PHI also arranges social activities such as PI Day, and sponsors intramural sports teams.


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