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Computer Science (BA)

VIU International, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 13,572

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

Computer Science is a rapidly-growing field, generating a great number of employment opportunities. Government agencies are predicting shortages of qualified computing people that will number in the tens of thousands in Canada alone.

The Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Computer Science is composed of courses drawn from the systems and business application domains. It is designed to train students in applied computer science and educate them in the social, ethical and legal implications of computing.

Graduates of the program may work in fields where a well grounded knowledge in computing is necessary or advantageous. Examples include opportunities is many aspects of business, mathematics and statistics, graphic arts, music production, the video gaming industry, teaching and education, et cetera. People with interests in any of these areas would benefit from the understanding of computer systems and software gained from earning a B.A. Minor in Computer Science.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023
  • January 2024
  • Students must fulfill all the Institutional B.A. degree requirements, including Degree English

Years 1 and 2

Minimum "C-" average in the following courses:

  • Computer Science I
  • Computer Science II
  • Topics in Computer Science
  • Data Structures
  • Software Engineering
  • Calculus I
  • Logic and Foundations

Years 3 and 4

  • (Database Systems
  • Fees for One Year* Amount Tuition (30 credits x $156.80 per credit) 4,704.00 
  • Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 188.16
  • Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit) 207.90 
  • VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20 
  • Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00 
  • Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year 1,500.00 
  • Total 7,042.26

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