What will I learn?

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

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.

Sample Courses

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

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

SAMPLE CAREER OPTIONS

  • account manager
  • business systems analyst
  • chief information officer
  • computer security specialist
  • database administrator
  • information systems manager
  • network administrator
  • quality assurance specialist
  • security systems programmer
  • software engineer
  • software developer
  • systems engineer
  • video game developer
  • web administrator
  • web designer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$27,860.00 (16,40,754) per year
Full-time tuition: CAN $27,860 - CAN $31,930. Please note this fee is for 2020 - 2021 and subject to change in the coming year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 January 2022

Venue

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo Campus,

75 University Avenue West,

WATERLOO,

Ontario (ON),

N2L 3C5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent qualification. English language requirement: Internet-based testing (TOEFL iBT): an overall score of 83 or higher with a minimum score of 20 in each component; Paper-based testing: 560 overall, IELTS: An academic score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, PTE: 59 overall or higher, CAE: Overall score of 176.

For international students

Students must have the following:

  • Minimum admission range of high 70s.
  • Competitive admission range of mid 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Advanced Functions at 60%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 27.

English Proficiency

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Internet-based testing (TOEFL iBT): an overall score of 83 or higher with a minimum score of 20 in each component; Paper-based testing: 560 or higher.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - An academic score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each band.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - 70 overall or higher (each band 60 or higher).

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) - 59 overall or higher.

Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) - Overall score of 176.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Durham College
  • Fleming College
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About Wilfrid Laurier University

Studying at Laurier goes beyond being a great student at a top-rated university; it’s about being ready to take on whatever the future holds.

  • 95% graduates secured employment or went on to PG studies
  • 1:25 faculty to student ratio
  • Home of Canada’s largest business degree co-op program
  • Vibrant campuses in cities in Ontario, close to the US