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Computing Science

Bachelor of Science General

Faculty of Science

Why study Computing Science?

Why study Computing Science?

Our computing programs highlight the interdisciplinary nature of computing and offer the flexibility to combine studies in computing science with other areas of study. Through the General program, you’ll acquire the technical knowledge and problem-solving skills to create innovative solutions for a wide range of challenges.

Our CS department has expertise in several exciting areas, including Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Multimedia and Computer Games, Software and Database systems, and Machine Learning and Bioinformatics. Together, we are changing how computing science is being taught.

Computing Science can also be taken as part of a BSc with Specialization or a BSc with Honors.

Why get a Bachelor of Science General degree?

Why take the BSc General degree?

The Bachelor of Science General degree offers a wide variety of majors and minors, allowing you to create a diversified degree based on your interests. Majors must be in Science, but minors can also be from courses offered by Arts; Business; or Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences. You can also take a double major in Science.

Why study Science at the University of Alberta?
The Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta delivers high-quality programs that investigate, explain, and explore the real science behind issues that affect our daily lives. With nearly 60 degree programs in 39 subject areas, we are one of the most comprehensive science faculties in Canada, with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, opportunities for undergraduate research, and professors who are leading researchers in their fields

Possible Careers

  • Air Traffic Management
  • Animator
  • Application Analyst / Developer
  • Artificial Intelligence Specialist
  • Communications Control Technician
  • Computer Programmer
  • Corporate Security Specialist
  • Database Design and Management
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Strategic Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Video Game Designer
  • Webmaster

Yasmin is a recent Science graduate who was awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and is now studying at Oxford University. As a UAlberta student, Yasmin was President of the Health and Wellness student group and the founder of StolleryBOTs, a robotics program for patients at the Stollery Children's Hospital.

Admissions Requirements for 2020 - 2021

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Required Courses

  • One of the following courses
    • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Fine Arts
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Math/Sciences
  • One of the following courses
    • Mathematics 30-1
  • Two of the following courses
    • Chemistry 30
    • Physics 30
    • Computing Science ADV(CTS-5Cr)
    • Mathematics 31
    • Biology 30

Admission Average

Admission is competitive and subject to availability of space.

Canadian students, see Competitive Averages by faculty.
International students, see Competitive Averages and Conversions.

 
 
 
  • English Language Proficiency (ELP)  

    Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

  • Indigenous Applicants  

    At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2020

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

 

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

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The Office of the Registrar administers over $28 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for undergraduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

Why UAlberta?

The University of Alberta is one of the Top 5 universities in Canada and Top 100 in the world, with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, award-winning professors, a diverse and welcoming community, and opportunities for undergraduates you won’t find anywhere else. Come learn, try, solve, create, challenge, master, transform, and change the world.

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