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Computer Science (BSc (Hons))

Is It for You?

Acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to influence the hyperconnected digital landscape. Become fluent in programming languages. Learn about data structures and algorithms, networks and operating systems. Study software engineering, computer vision, robotics, artificial intelligence and platform-based development. Explore human-computer interaction, computer graphics and virtual reality.

 Faculty
Faculty of Science

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year; Five-Year Co-op
Part Time: First-Year Entry

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science (Honours)

 Grade Range
82-88%+*

 Non-Academic Requirements
None

 Co-op Option
Yes

 Accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Council of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS).

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Why Women (And Men) Should Learn To Code

By Dr. Imogen Coe
Dean, Faculty of Science at Ryerson University

"Coders are in demand. When women learn to code, they are gaining one of the most in-demand skills in the job market. A list prepared by LinkedIn shows that seven of the top 10 most in-demand skills have to do with programming or digital media."

Learn more reasons why you should learn to code on HuffPost, external link

Distinctive Learning

Optional paid co-op; optional concentration in software engineering; George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre – a $70 million state-of-the-art structure with specialized applied-research facilities and high-tech laboratories; knowledgeable, approachable faculty members who are dedicated to both teaching and research.

After Graduation

Drive the economy and society forward by programming or designing secure, reliable and innovative software solutions in almost every sector: the computing industry, health fields, civil service, manufacturing, banking, utility companies, insurance and consulting firms. Pursue a graduate degree in computer science (MSc and PhD).

What You Need to Know

Full-Time Format
Domestic Fees Range
: $7,639 - $10,483
International Fees Range: $25,986 - $26,046

Part-Time Format (One to Eight or More Courses)
Domestic Fees Range
: $1,107 - $7,899
International Fees Range: $2,662 - $19,850

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred) English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • One of: Physics (SPH4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Biology (SBI4U)
  • One of: Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)
  • Grade 12 U Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) is the preferred mathematics course. Completion of Grade 12 U Physics (SPH4U) is recommended.
  • The minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

All applicants to the program must have the following qualifications: A and C, or B and C.

A: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements:

  • English (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • One of: Physics (SPH4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Biology (SBI4U)
  • One of: Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)

OR

B: Ability to meet the Ryerson's Mature Student guidelines.

AND

C: One of the following:

  • University degree (obtained within the last 10 years) in mathematics, science or engineering with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
    OR
  • Acceptable three-year Advanced Diploma from a public Ontario College (obtained within the last 10 years) in computer science with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/B/70%
    OR
  • Eight or more Computer Science courses from the full-time program completed within the last 10 years through The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education (CE) with a minimum grade of 'C' in each course.

Notes:

  1. ENG4U/EAE4U is the preferred English.
  2. Grade 12 U Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) is the preferred mathematics course.
  3. Physics is the recommended Grade 12 U Science.
  4. The grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the range of 70 percent) will be determined subject to competition.
  5. Subject to competition, candidates may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.
  6. Students are admitted two times per year, in the fall and winter semesters.

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