Program Information

School: Saint Mary’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Computer Science
Description: Computing Science is the science of computational processes and information systems. It studies concepts like algorithm, language, information, complexity, and system design as well as the application of these concepts to areas like human communications, medicine, security, the sciences, business operations, and entertainment. In this program, you’ll explore creative ways to solve problems as you discover how computers and computer systems work. You’ll also develop other marketable skills such as analytical reasoning, advanced numeracy, computer languages like C++ and Java, software design and development, project management, and communications.

The co-op program is for students wishing to gain hands-on experience while completing their studies.

URL: Computing Science at Saint Mary’s University
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

There is an additional fee for Co-operative Education ($489.70 per work term for Nova Scotia residents and $618.00 per work term for out-of-province Canadians).

Careers: Software Engineer,Computer Programmers,Video Game Programmers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Calculus  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Computer and Information Science  

Two additional academic 12 courses are also required.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]

If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate that you have the English language skills necessary to be successful in Saint Mary’s University degree programs.