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Computer Science

Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSc)

Why study Computer Science?

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
  • Develop new or improve existing algorithms
  • Explore emerging software/hardware technologies

Program details

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.

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.

You must meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.

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 available for the fall term only.

You've sent your application from: Fall term deadline Winter term deadline
 Inside Canada March 1
Certain programs have extended their deadlines. Please check program availability.
November 1
Not all programs are available for this term.
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Outside Canada (International)  February 1    September 1

We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

Core courses

  • Computer science core
  • Complementary core


  • Computer science electives
  • Mathematics electives
  • Minor and general electives

See full curriculum details in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Sample classes

  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Probability and Statistics for Computer Science
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Social and Ethical Dimensions of Information and Communication Technologies

See all classes and read course descriptions.

Course sequences
See the course sequences for the General Program.

The Co-op program gives you the chance to complete paid work terms that last 12 to 16 weeks. As a Co-op student, you will assist in projects designed and implemented by professionals and may also:

  • Develop new or improve existing algorithms
  • Participate in software quality assurance, programming, debugging and testing
  • Prepare project proposals, specifications and software testing plans

Co-op students have completed work terms for employers such as McKesson Canada and NeuroRx Research.

Read more about the Co-op program

Given the range of applications in use today, computer science alumni have established careers in a range of sectors including health care, communications, manufacturing, banking, retail, electronics and entertainment.

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