Laurierís Department of Physics & Computer Science is a multidisciplinary department whose faculty membersí backgrounds in computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics combine to deliver traditional programs such as Computer Science with a number of variations and Physics as well as a unique interdisciplinary program in Computing & Computer Electronics. In combination with Laurier's School of Business and Economics, we also offer a double degree program in Business and Computer Science. No matter which program you choose, you will benefit from Laurier's more intimate environment and the integrated laboratory components.
Although exposure to high school computer science and physics is useful, the first year computer science and physics courses will provide you with the required background. Admittedly, you will have to work a little harder but we do not want to eliminate potentially talented students. Not all students have the opportunity to take these courses at their high school.
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? Come do a year with us and discover your passions. After first year, you can switch to one of the other programs* with little loss in momentum or time. You cannot make a wrong choice.†
* Switching to the Business and Computer Science program is subject to additional restrictions.