Admission to Department

Memorial University Senate has recently approved a calendar change to include admissions criteria and procedures for the Department of Computer Science.

Students who have completed all core Computer Science courses (1000, 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) and at least one 3000-level Computer Science course *prior* to the current (Winter 2019) semester can submit a Declaration of major form at any time.

All other students can submit a declaration of major form after the Winter 2019 semester and before the June 1st deadline provided the course requirements indicated in the regulations below have been met.

The new regulations are as follows:

Admission to Major Programs

  • Admission to the Major programs in the Department of Computer Science is competitive and selective.
  • Students who wish to enter these programs must submit a completed application form to the Department of Computer Science by June 1 for Fall semester registration.

To be eligible for admission to a Bachelor of Science program in Computer Science, students must have normally completed 24 credit hours as listed below:

  1. Computer Science 1001, 1002.
  2. Six credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses, including at least 3 credit hours in English courses.
  3. Mathematics 1000 and 1001 (or 1090 and 1000)
  4. Six credit hours to satisfy the second Science requirement.

Students who fulfill the eligibility requirements compete for a limited number of available spaces. Selection is based on academic performance, normally cumulative average and performance in recent courses.

To be eligible for admission to a Bachelor of Arts program in Computer Science, students must have normally completed 24 credit hours as listed below:

  1. Computer Science 1001, 1002.
  2. Six credit hours to satisfy the Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) requirement, including at least 3 credit hours in English courses.
  3. Six credit hours to satisfy the Language Study requirement.
  4. Mathematics 1000 and 1001 (or 1090 and 1000).

Students who fulfill the eligibility requirements compete for a limited number of available spaces. Selection is based on academic performance, normally cumulative average and performance in recent courses.

Admission to Honours Programs

The Honours programs in the Department of Computer Science are designed for students who would like to concentrate their studies or pursue graduate work. Students who wish to be admitted to these programs must submit an "Application for Admission to Honours Program Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences or Science" to the Department of Computer Science by June 1 for Fall semester registration. To be eligible for admission, students must have completed all Computer Science core requirements (Computer Science 1001, 1002, 1003, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008) and obtained in these courses a grade of "B" or better, or an average of 75% or higher. Students who fulfill the eligibility requirements compete for a limited number of available spaces. Selection is based on academic performance in the required courses.

In special circumstances, students may be admitted to Honours Programs at times other than June.

Note: Students are advised to consult the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations or Degree Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science, as appropriate.

Contact

Department of Computer Science

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000