Why study the General Program in Computer Science?
Not sure if any of the specialized options are for you? Want to have the freedom to choose from the full range of Computer Science electives and to select the individual classes that are of greatest interest to you? The General Program option may be just what you are looking for. Apart from the standard Computer Science core, students in the General Option are free to select courses that focus on algorithms, hardware, gaming, networking, artificial intelligence, or just about anything else the department offers.
Our state-of-the-art labs for high-performance computing, networks and artificial intelligence will give you experience with the equipment you’ll use in the field. Through labs, lectures and projects, you’ll also:
Design and create new software, and modify and test existing software used in a broad range of businesses and industries
University Transfers (internal/external): B+ overall, B+ math
Bacc. français: 14 overall, 14 math
International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 31 overall, 4 math
Course requirements for admission
CEGEP students Admission is based on applicants’ overall Math and Physics (if applicable) CRC indicated above and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC.
For all BCompSc programs (except the Computer Systems Option): MATH 103 or 201-NYA and 203 or 201-NYB and 105 or 201-NYC
Students completing a three-year technical DEC in a related field may also be eligible for admission without the specified profile provided they achieve a minimum overall CRC as indicated above and preferably a minimum of 24 in math and physics course(s) required for their CEGEP program. Students may be eligible for exemptions/transfer credits based on course equivalencies.
Math HL preferred but SL is acceptable. SL grade requirement may vary. Science HL or SL acceptable.
University transfers and mature students
Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements are encouraged to apply and may still be considered for admission, provided they have completed the majority of the prerequisite courses. Transfer credits may be considered on a course-by-course basis.
Prerequisites for university transfer applicants The following courses are required in addition to the program and may be completed at another post-secondary institution prior to admission or at Concordia.
For all BCompSc programs (except the Computer Systems Option): Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra
Honours option available in all Computer Science programs. Students may apply to the Honours program once they have completed 30 credits and have maintained a GPA of 3.00
Physics is not required for entry to Computer Science Programs, except for Computer Systems.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still availablefor the fall term only.
Given the range of applications in use today, computer science alumni have established careers in a range of sectors includinghealth care, communications, manufacturing, banking, retail, electronics and entertainment.