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Computer Science (BA in Combination)

Computer Science (BA in Combination)

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Our information economy demands well-trained systems analysts, software specialists and programmers.

Laurier's Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Computer Science program prepares you for this competitive environment. You'll gain a fundamental understanding of digital systems and microprocessors, and develop an appreciation for the interaction between the hardware and the software.

Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • 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 this combination program and select your own specialization to meet your particular interests.

First-Year Courses

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Data Structures I
  • Calculus I
  • Introductory Linear Algebra
  • 100-level courses for the combined program
  • Elective credits

Choice may be offered for a selection of these courses. For detailed information, visit Program Requirements.

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: high 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions at 60%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

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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