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Computer Science (Faculty of Arts)

Can be taken as: Supplementary Minor, Major Concentration, Minor Concentration

Computer science encompasses everything from theory to applications, including software engineering, programming languages, robotics, compilers, databases, game design and development, operating systems, artificial intelligence, computational biology, computer vision, and the analysis of algorithms.

A university-level education in computer science will help you develop your analytical thinking and creative problem solving skills while studying a wealth of exciting topics with a wide range of applications (from medicine to business). An undergraduate education in computer science will also open the door to careers in a variety of companies (engineering, high-tech, pharmaceutical).

You can study Computer Science at McGill in many different ways. Some students choose to complete a B.A. degree. In fact, it is possible to get quite a strong training in Computer Science within the B.A. degree program by taking both the Computer Science Major Concentration along with the Supplementary Minor in Computer Science. In terms of Computer Science content, this is almost the same at the B.Sc. major in Computer Science. You will be taking the same Computer Science classes and you will work in the same state-of-the-art computer labs as students in the B.Sc. program. In fact, in the classes and labs there are no distinctions between students in the B.A. program and students in the B.Sc. program - they are equal.

The B.A. degree is suitable for you if your background does not include very much Science, but you do have a good background in Mathematics and you have an interest and aptitude for logical reasoning.

The Minor Concentration Computer Science is designed for students who want to gain a basic understanding of computer science principles and may be taken in conjunction with any program in the Faculty of Arts.

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DETAILED PROGRAM OUTLINES:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Computer Science (36 Credits)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Computer Science (18 Credits)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Supplementary Minor Concentration in Computer Science (18 Credits)