Computer Science

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

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What you will learn in this program

Computer Science scholars ask questions such as: Can we build computers that think like humans? How can we improve computer games that feature evolving characters? What is the future of augmented reality?

Computer science is a dynamic field that allows you to combine creativity with skills in communication, mathematics, and logic. This degree will provide you with the skills to quickly adjust to the rapidly changing computer culture over the course of your career without needing continual retraining. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class, during tutorials, and in the laboratory.

Career opportunities

​As a computer science graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in computer science can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Courses you'll take:

Advanced ​Introduction to Computer Science, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Methods I, Logic I, ​Introduction to Computer Science for Computer Science Majors I

Admission requirements and information

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Important dates and deadlines

​At UCalgary, I found a very exciting environment and support to establish one of the most successful multidisciplinary research groups and to expand my external collaboration and service as editor of major publications in social networks. Connecting to industry helps to realize practical benefits of our data science related research. My students have major prestigious provincial, national and international awards and scholarships, including the largest number of NSERC Vanier holders in Canada.

​Reda Alhajj, PhD — Professor

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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​One of the reasons I chose to study computer science at UCalgary was the concentration program. Not only does it speak to the diversity in senior level courses available, but it also gives distinction to my degree for future employers. I chose to concentrate in information security and I was able to study under some excellent professors who are passionate about security. UCalgary also offers some really unique security courses that I wouldn’t have been able to take elsewhere.

​Caitlin R., computer science student

Join our community in fall 2018

We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2018 starting on Sunday, October 1, 2017. You'll be able to submit an application until Thursday, March 1, 2018. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.

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Faculty Information

Faculty of Science
Biological Sciences, Room 570
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
403.220.5516