Computer Science at Western offers you the opportunity to tailor your degree to your interests and to work with faculty who are involved in exciting research, all at one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada.
Other reasons you might consider doing your Computer Science Degree at Western include:
Along with the typical Honours Specialization, Majors and Minors in Computer Science, we also offer several different concurrent degree program which can be completed in 1 year less than taking each degree separately. Currently, the concurrent degrees we offer are:
Another one very popular programs is our Computer Science Honours Specialization with a Minor in Game Design. You could also combine two of your interests by pursuing a Major in Computer Science with a Minor in Psychology or Business. Or, of course, you can just get a pure degree in Computer Science. The choice is yours!
There are several options a student can choose that results in a MSc degrees. These options are thesis, project and coursework. For both the MSc and PhD degrees the Department allows for the possibility of joint supervision between a faculty member in Computer Science and another discipline.
Computer Science faculty are doing cutting edge research in fields such as game design, DNA computing, Internet technologies, computer algebra and imaging. Computer Science and Engineering research papers written at Western are the third most cited papers in Canada and second most cited papers in Ontario.
We offer many undergraduate courses in these new and exciting areas of computer science. Look at Cutting Edge Research in Computer Science at Western.
Many of our Computer Science classes are small enough that your professors will soon know you by name. By second year you will be working closely with your classmates and the professors on group and individual projects.
Most beautiful campus in Canada... Okay, that might be a bit subjective but lots of students have told us after visiting us and seeing Western's campus, that they just had to come here! In fact, in 2004, Western won the Communities in Bloom competition in the Parks and Grounds category, even beating out Banff National Park. Western is consistently voted one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada.