BCompSc Data Science
Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSc)
Why study Data Science?
Crunch numbers to the nth degree — and see what happens. When you study computer science and mathematics, you’ll use algorithms and computational theory to create mathematical models or define formulas that solve mathematical problems. In other words, you'll design new tools that can predict the future.
Computer science with mathematics and statistics gives students the flexibility to combine a traditional computer science degree with a non-traditional field. Our state-of-the-art labs for high-performance computing, networks and artificial intelligence will give you experience with the tools you’ll use in the field. Through labs, lectures and projects, you’ll also:
- Investigate the computational limits of the algorithms and data structures that support complex software systems
- Develop new applications and tools in multi-disciplinary areas of science and research
- Explore opportunities for advanced computer modeling and simulation
A Bachelor of Computer Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.
The core provides a basic and broad study of theory, mathematical basics, programming methodology, computer architecture, data structures, operating systems, and software engineering.
This degree combines a major in computer science with a major in mathematics and statistics. It provides a foundation for integrated studies in computer science and mathematics. The mathematics component of the program includes topics that overlap with computer science, such as modeling, symbolic computation, and combinations, as well as the standard topics of a mathematical curriculum.
We offer an honours program to computer science students with high academic standing. You may apply to the honours program once you have completed 30 credits.
Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements for admission
- Quebec CEGEP: 28 overall, 26 math
- Admission is based on applicants’ overall Math CRC indicated above and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC: Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 and Linear Algebra
- Students completing a three-year technical DEC may also be eligible for admission
Eligible technical DECs include 420.A0/BO/AA
- Advanced standing may be possible
- Overall R score of 28 and if taken, 26 in math
- Additional information for CEGEP applicants
- High School: A- overall, A- math
- International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 33 overall, 5 HL or 6 SL math
- Accepted math: Applications and Interpretations HL, Analysis and Approaches SL or HL
- Baccalauréat français: 15 overall, 15 math
- Required courses:
- Première : Spécialité mathématiques
- Terminale : Spécialité mathématiques
- Additional information for Baccalauréat français applicants
- Required courses:
- British system of education (GCE)
- A-levels: At least two A-level exams AB, B in math or
- AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
- BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
- Students without A-level math may be admissible based on AS-level or iGCSE/GCSE/O-Level exam results. Students should include all their exam results from iGCSE (or equivalent) onwards to support their application.
- Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
- University Transfers (internal): 3.0 overall, 3.0 in math, 2.3 in courses offered by GCS
- 2.7 in COMP 218 or 248
- At least two of the following (or equivalent): MATH 203, 204, 205
- University Transfers (external): A- overall, A- in math
- Courses in the disciplines of Calculus and Linear Algebra
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.
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- Computer Science Core and Complementary Core
- Mathematics and Statistics Core
- Computer Science Electives
- General electives
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Multivariable Calculus
- Mathematical Modelling
- Numerical Methods
Given the range of applications in use today, mathematics, statistics and computer science alumni have established careers in fields that include mathematical modelling, data analysis, design and software development.