Computer Science (BA in Combination)

Learn the fundamentals of programming, algorithm design and computation in Laurier’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Computer Science. Study ways to harness the power of technology to address challenges and drive innovation to make life better. You’ll explore applications in various domains providing you the experience employers are looking for.

You must complete this program in combination with another BA program available to Laurier Milton students.

Apply Your Learning

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you. Volunteer work, campus clubs, leadership programs, studying abroad, work experience – there are so many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world.

Here are just a few examples of the experiences you’ll have access to in the Computer Science program:

  • All of our first- and second-year required Computer Science courses have a laboratory component where you’ll apply concepts learned in the lectures.
  • Partner with your professors in research projects, or team up with local organizations to support the development of our local Milton community. 
  • Combine your Computer Science program with Psychology (in Milton) or Policing (online) to expand and contextualize your learning.


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Format: full time or part time      Duration: four years     Start: September (fall term) or January (winter term)     OUAC code: UCQ

Program Details

About Computer Science in Milton

Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Computer Science in Milton allows you to combine technical training with studies in Psychology or Policing. Your first-year courses in computer science and math will give you a solid understanding of the basic principles of computer science while your arts courses will let you explore your complementary interests.

The program will provide you with the key skills to analyze systems, communicate effectively, and even learn the basics of coding. You'll gain a fundamental understanding of digital systems and microprocessors, and an appreciation for the interaction between the hardware and the software.

With Milton’s small class-sizes and unique cohort model, you will learn alongside the same core group of Computer Science students throughout your entire degree. This will give you an opportunity to build strong connections with peers while working with supportive faculty members throughout your academic journey.

Program Requirements

The combined honours BA in Computer Science program consists of 20.0 credits, of which not more than 6.0 may be taken at the 100 level. A minimum of 7.0 senior Computer Science credits is required.

While exposure to high school computer science is useful, the first-year Computer Science courses at Laurier provide you with the necessary background.

Interested in Development?

Computer Science is also offered as a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Milton, which further develops strong algorithm analysis and design skills in procedural, object-oriented and low-level languages.

Program Options and Courses

Combine Your Degree

Computer Science is available at Laurier Milton as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in combination with another Laurier Milton or online program. Here are two sample programs you could combine with your Computer Science degree:

  • Psychology (BA in Combination): Gain insights into how biology, societal influences and cultural diversity impact the way people process and respond to opportunities, threats and guidance, then pair those learnings with your Computer Science studies to develop more effective, accessible and future-ready systems and services.
  • Policing (BA in Combination): With an emphasis on highly relevant issues such as diversity, technology, privacy and ethics, the fully online Policing program strategically pairs with Computer Science if you’re interested in supporting, or serving within, law enforcement teams.

First-Year Courses

  • Calculus I
  • Data Structures I
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introductory Linear Algebra

Sample Upper-Year Courses

  • Algorithm Design and Analysis I
  • Database I
  • Discrete Structures for Computer Science

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Tuition and Scholarships

Join us for year one and you could earn a scholarship to study at Laurier Milton.

The top 100 fall 2024 Laurier Milton applicants with confirmed offers will receive a scholarship entitling them to $1,250 per year for each of their four undergraduate years at Laurier. This is a $5,000 donor-funded entrance scholarship just for Laurier Milton students.

Plus, you can apply to all the other entrance scholarships and bursaries offered to Laurier students.


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"Smaller classes and a lot of hands-on experience through labs make it all around a great program. Software engineering, machine learning, AI, big data – you can really make the degree what you want it to be."

Connor Kint, Computer Science graduate

Your Career Awaits

It’s not only about the journey; it’s about the destination. Let us help you get to where you’re going.

Here are just some examples of our graduates' destinations. What’s yours?

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • account manager
  • chief information officer
  • computer security specialist
  • network administrator
  • information systems manager
  • software engineer
  • systems engineer
  • web designer

Explore more careers.

Support After Graduation

Alumni for life means that you have access to Career and Employment Support offered at Laurier for your entire career.

Milton Campus

Laurier is launching an all-new commuter-friendly campus in fall 2024. Conveniently located just outside the GTA, Laurier Milton facilitates a comfortable learn-work-live lifestyle through small class sizes, convenient schedules, high-quality academics and outstanding local industry connections.

Don’t miss out on being part of the first class of Laurier Milton Golden Hawks.

Interested in More Info?

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