Applying for Admission

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Admission to Major Programs
Admission to Honours Program
Admission to CS Minor

Admission to Major Programs

Admission to all Major programs in the Department of Computer Science, including joint programs, is highly competitive and selective. Typically many more students apply than there are spaces available.

The next deadline for application to the Major is June 1, 2022.  Applications are currently closed, and an online application form will become available from this page in February 2022.

To be eligible for admission to one of the Computer Science Major programs, students must have completed 24 credit hours as listed below:

  1. Computer Science 1001 and 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 in other courses.

Students must also have a mean grade of at least 65% in Computer Science 1001 and 1002.

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

The selection criteria may vary slightly from year to year so be sure to check back here if you are interested in the selection criteria for future years.

For eligible applicants, the selection criteria we will consider for June 2022 will be the following averages – not all of these averages will apply to every applicant, we will use the highest of the applicable averages for each applicant when ranking applicants.

1001, 1002 (entry courses)
1003, 2001, 2002, 2003 (remaining lab courses)
All courses taken so far from 1001, 1002, 1003, 2001, 2002, 2003
All Memorial courses (cumulative average)

FAQ What courses should I take in my first year?

We suggest that potential Computer Science majors take these courses in their first year.


Admission to Honours Program

The Honours program in Computer Science is designed for students who would like to concentrate their studies or pursue graduate work.

Students who wish to be admitted to this program must complete an Application for Honours Program Form and submit it to the department at cs-ugradadv@mun.ca.

To be eligible for admission, students must have completed all Computer Science core courses (Computer Science , , 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.

Note

Students are advised to consult the honours degree regulations for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, as appropriate.


Admission to CS Minor

Before you can apply for admission to the CS Minor, you must complete Computer Science 1001, Computer Science 1002, and Mathematics 1000.

The next deadline for application to the CS Minor is June 1, 2022. Applications are currently closed, and an online application form will become available from this page in Febuary 2022.

Students must also have a mean grade of at least 65% in Computer Science 1001 and 1002.

Page last updated May 24th 2021