Program Format: Full-time, Four Year
Credential: Honours Bachelor of Computer Science Degree (from Lakehead University), Computer Programming Diploma (from Georgian College)
Experiential learning: Two co-op work terms
OUAC code: AG
Campuses: Years 1 and 2 – Georgian Barrie Campus, Years 3 and 4 – Lakehead Orillia Campus
This computer science degree-diploma combination is offered by Lakehead-Georgian. Upon completion, students will receive both a Computer Science Degree from Lakehead University and the Computer Programming Diploma from Georgian College.
The computer science degree-diploma combination provides a theoretical and applied framework that complements the practical skills and computer science knowledge necessary to understand and work with complex computer systems. The comprehensive curriculum exposes students to several programming languages, including Java and C/C++ and features core computer science topics:
Students will have opportunities to develop advanced analytical, programming and software development skills, and participate in our co-operative education program to gain rewarding industry experience. As a graduate, you will be able to meet and adapt to the growing demands of a career in computer science.
Ontario high school students: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including:
A minimum final average, based on the best six Grade 12 U or M courses, of 70% is required.
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*Fees are subject to change. These figures are based on tuition fees for first-year undergraduate students for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Domestic Fees: $6,797.54*
International Fees: $27,313.03*
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The majority of courses that you will be required to complete for the computer science degree-diploma program will be computer science courses, with additional courses in math. Here are a few of the courses you will take during your four-year program:
You’ll gain hands-on work experience through two mandatory paid co-op work terms during the summers following first and second year.
After graduation you’ll be prepared to pursue careers in technology, such as software and gaming development. Graduates may also be employed in related fields including mobile application development, healthcare informatics, and internet security. You may also choose to pursue a graduate degree in computer science (MSc and PhD).