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Web addresses and code studied by Computing Systems Students at Trent University

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Web addresses and code studied by Computing Systems Students at Trent University


Computer Science

The computer scientist studies and develops software systems which interface most closely with the underlying hardware. These systems are grounded in both mathematical and non-mathematical paradigms such as object-orientation, relations, and complexity theory. Because the computer scientist bridges the gap between software and hardware systems, he or she develops applications which exploit the speed and power of digital computation, designing new models of computation and new methods of problem-solving. The Specialization in Computer Science fully prepares students to pursue graduate studies in both theoretical and applied computer science.

Graduating students who have fulfilled the requirements for a single-major Honours degree in Computing Systems may apply for a Specialization in Computer Science, if they have also successfully completed the following 8.0 credits:

  • 3.0 COIS credits consisting of COIS 2320H, 3030H, 3050H, 3320H, 4050H, and 4100H
  • 1.0 credit from ADMN
  • 1.0 credit from AHCL, CAST, CUST, ENGL, FREN, HIST, HSST, PHIL, or WMST
  • 1.0 credit from BIOL, CHEM, ERSC, FRSC, GEOG, or PHYS
  • 2.0 additional credits outside of COIS and MATH

Program Coordinator 

B. G. Patrick, BCS (Concordia), MSc (Queen’s), PhD, MBA (McGill)

Degree Type

  • B.Sc. (Honours)

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General Admission Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%