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Computer Science (BSc)


Our Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science will help you develop strong algorithm analysis and design skills in procedural, object-oriented and low-level languages, with an optional introduction to functional, parallel, and logical paradigms. We know hands-on experience is key to your understanding of computing fundamentals, so you’ll spend lots of time in the lab.

In senior years, you will select courses in application areas ranging from internet computing to writing apps for mobile computing, from applied cryptography to quantum computing. In addition, you’ll gain necessary experience in group work, project administration and time management.

Our Computer Science program exposes you to not just the software, but also to the hardware that underlies computer and embedded systems, 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. 

You can combine this degree with mathematics or psychology and earn:

We also offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Computer Science in combination with another program.

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Program Highlights

  • You can apply for the Professional Experience Program, which consists of a 12- to 16-month work term between your third and fourth years. Sample jobs include technical support analyst and product support analyst.
  • The iPhone Application Programming course ends with the presentation of apps to judges including representatives from Apple, the awarding of prizes, and the opportunity to meet representatives from local startups.
  • In your fourth year, you could work with students from universities across Canada on one of several joint open source development projects.
  • You will have opportunities to get involved in faculty research projects, whether for course credit or pay.
  • Take this program in combination with Mathematics and gain useful skills in scientific and financial computing, which can be used in areas such as pharmaceutical design, image processing, financial analysis and genomics.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Digital Electronics
  • Computer Networks
  • Windows Application Programming
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Internet Computing
  • Computer Graphics


  • Admission range of mid-70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions at 60%.
  • One of the following: Calculus and Vectors, Chemistry or Physics at 60%.
  • Computer Science and Mathematics requires English, Advanced Functions, and Calculus and Vectors at 60%, as well as one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics at 60%.
  • Computer Science and Psychology requires English and Advanced Functions at 60%, as well as one of the following: Calculus and Vectors, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology 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.
  • HL or SL Chemistry or Physics at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.
  • Computer Science and Psychology requires HL or SL English and Mathematics at 3, as well as one of HL or SL Biology, Chemistry, or Physics at 3. IB Minimum Score: 26.
  • Computer Science and Mathematics requires HL or SL English and Mathematics at 3, as well as one of HL or SL Biology, Chemistry, or Physics at 3. IB Minimum Score: 26.


Career examples of our graduates include:

  • mobile game and application developer
  • knowledge analyst
  • network administrator
  • software developer
  • security operations analyst
  • project manager
  • game developer
  • web manager
  • data warehouse and business intelligence consultant
  • e-business specialist

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