Learn how to use and improve computers while you explore topics such as databases and operating systems, software engineering, security, web development, and numerical methodology. You’ll also learn about specialty areas such as computational intelligence, bioinformatics, and computer graphics and animation.
- Campus: Okanagan
- Faculty: Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
- Degree: Bachelor of Science
- 4 yrs Length
- Yes Co-op Option
- Yes Honours Option
In Computer Science, you learn how to use and improve computers, from the basics of computing, such as data structures, databases, operating systems, software engineering, and numerical methods, through to specialized areas, such as computational intelligence, bioinformatics, computer graphics, and computer animation. Computer Science graduates can go on to careers in software engineering, systems analysis, technical writing, web development, research, programming, and software testing.
Experiential learning and research
The Capstone Software Engineering Project allows you to develop software for an actual client as part of a student team. In addition, the computer science program offers directed studies, where you can take part in the maintenance of a large software system, conduct supervised readings, and complete independent research projects. The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences holds an annual undergraduate research conference on UBC’s Okanagan campus to showcase student research projects.
- Capstone Software Engineering Project
- Directed studies
- Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference