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Computer Science (BA in combination)


 waterloo

Our information economy demands well-trained systems analysts, software specialists and programmers and Laurier’s computer science graduates succeed in this competitive environment.

Our Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science lets you combine technical training with learning in another area, typically from the Faculty of Arts. It’s an opportunity to give yourself an edge in career markets where employers often seek people who can analyze and communicate effectively as well as code. Your first-year courses in computer science and math will give you a solid understanding of the basic principles of computer science while your arts courses will let you explore your complementary interests.

Laurier's Computer Science program exposes you to not just the software, but also to the hardware that underlies the system, giving you a fundamental understanding of digital systems and microprocessors, and an appreciation for the interaction between the hardware and the software. While exposure to high school computer science is useful, the first year computer science courses provide you with the necessary background.

We also offer Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science.

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Program Highlights

  • View the Computer Science experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • All of our first- and second-year required computer science courses have a laboratory component where you’ll apply concepts learned in the lectures.
  • You can apply for the Professional Experience Program, which consists of a 12- to 16-month work term between your third and fourth years.
  • You can apply for the co-op option, which includes two work terms usually in the summer following your second and third year.
  • Take advantage of the flexibility of our program and select your own specialization to meet your particular interests.

Sample Courses

  • iPhone Application Programming
  • Internet Computing
  • Digital Electronics
  • Windows Application Programming
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Computer Graphics
  • Software Engineering

Requirements

  • Admission range of mid 70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions at 60%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.
  • More admission requirements, including requirements for transfer students, are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Management Option
  • Mathematics Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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