University of Alberta - Augustana Campus

Computing Science (B.A.)

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Program Information

School:University of Alberta - Augustana Campus
Field of Study:Computer Science
Description:Can you imagine a world without computing science? No computers. No social media. No cell phones. No GPS. No advanced medical technology (e.g. CAT scans). No e-payments. No credit cards. No internet. No animated movies. No Siri or Alexa. And the list could go on. Knowledge of computing is an asset to almost every career. Computing science gives you the skills to create new, useful artifacts for many different segments within society and to make difficult decisions regarding the use of computing. The world needs more computing scientists, with the prediction of a shortfall of 182,000 computing professionals in the near future in Canada alone.

Augustana's Computing Science department is unique and leading in many ways: Java (wikipedia), a popular object-oriented language for creating web-based applications, is used extensively in the introductory courses; The first course of our computing science curriculum, leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree, presents a broad overview of the whole field, providing a valuable transition from high school to university; Computing science at Augustana is offered in the context of a liberal arts and sciences degree program at a small, caring, teaching-oriented university.
URL:Computing Science (B.A.) at University of Alberta - Augustana Campus
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Software EngineerComputer and Information Systems ManagersCybersecurity AnalystSee More...

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    For admission consideration, students must present a minimum 70% average (with no marks below 50%) in FIVE grade 12 subjects. For information on the courses required for admission to this program and major, please visit:

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on January 23, 2020