Students applying to this program from a Canadian province outside of Ontario are encouraged to review our course equivalents by province chart. This chart will show you what courses from your province are equivalent to the admission requirements listed under Ontario High School Admission Requirements.
Students applying to this program from an international curriculum are encouraged to review our curriculum-specific requirements; you must also meet all program-specific requirements listed under the Ontario High School Admission Requirements section.
Laurier's language of instruction is English, and so we may require you to provide evidence of your English proficiency to help make sure you experience success in your academic courses.
Your three most recent years of full-time education must be in English without taking any ESL (English as a Second Language) courses. If you do not meet this requirement, you must provide evidence of your English proficiency.
We reserve the right to request an English-language test from any applicant.
If you do not meet Laurier's English proficiency requirement but are academically qualified for your program, you may be eligible for a conditional offer of admission.
The academic transition pathway (ATP) program is offered through our affiliated institution, Wilfrid Laurier International College, and provides an option for meeting our English-proficiency requirement. If you have received an offer to Laurier with a condition to meet our English-proficiency requirement, you can meet that condition by successfully completing the ATP program.
Students who have successfully completed Conestoga College’s three-year Software Engineering Technology Diploma with a 75% average or better will be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science program at Laurier's Waterloo campus. In addition, you will be granted 7.5 transfer credits towards the BSc program.
Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for university students, indigenous applicants, mature learners, homeschooled applicants, senior citizens, refugees, and more.
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 at Laurier courses provide you with the necessary background.
Computer Science is also offered as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, which combines Computer Science with another Arts program to give you a solid understanding of the basic principles of computer science while you explore complementary interests in Arts.
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Our pathway agreement with American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) means you’re automatically granted an admissions interview to the AUC School of Medicine if you meet all academic requirements. Upon graduation, you’ll have the opportunity to write exams to practice medicine in Canada, the UK or the United States.
These are a few of the many popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:
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You can combine this degree with the following additional majors:
Co-op is a way to integrate what you are learning in the classroom with practical experience in your field of study. Build your resume, earn money, develop your network, and graduate with work experience.
You can apply for admission to co-op in your first year and may be eligible for an admission interview early in your second year. As a student in this program, you will be eligible to complete paid work terms lasting 12 to 16 weeks.
Interested? Learn more about co-op.
Getting a university education is an investment in your future.
At Laurier, we take financial health seriously by providing a wide variety of funding opportunities for you throughout your degree, such as scholarships and bursaries, and by equipping you with the skills to manage your finances effectively in the years to come.
"Smaller classes, great options for co-op and a lot of hands-on experience through labs make it all around a great program. Software engineering, machine learning, AI, big data – you can really make the degree what you want it to be."
Connor Kint, current student
"Laurier truly feels like a community. Everyone around me is here to make sure I succeed."
Tayania, Computer Science and Business
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