Computer Science (Faculty of Arts)

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
25.80 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:

English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants)

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Minor Concentration
Supplementary Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:

4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Minor Concentration
Supplementary Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:

Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Minor Concentration
Supplementary Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
B+ average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: English
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (in any two different subjects)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Minor Concentration
Supplementary Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Minor Concentration
Supplementary Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

Computer science is a stimulating, broad field of study that encompasses everything from theory to application. You can study diverse topics like software engineering, programming languages, robotics, compilers, databases, game design and development, operating systems, artificial intelligence, computational biology, computer vision, and the analysis of algorithms.

Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Computer Science will strengthen your analytical thinking and creative problem solving skills. You can explore subjects with a wide range of applications — from medicine to business and beyond. 

Computer science is a field teeming with innovation. It plays a pivotal role in our economy, culture and personal lives. Did you know that the first internet search engine was created at McGill’s School of Computer Science in 1987 by Alan Emtage, a McGill alumnus?


Careers

An undergraduate degree in Computer Science holds excellent job prospects. Computers and specialized software play a crucial role in business, science, and our personal lives. Many graduates choose to work in software development, consulting, research, and project management. Computer scientists are in demand across a wide range of fields, including business, engineering and medicine.

You can become a professional:

  • Software developer
  • Web developer
  • Game developer 
  • Texture artist 
  • AI developer
  • User experience designer 

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Student experience

The School of Computer Science is an exceptional place to develop your passions and prepare for a fulfilling career after your degree. You can test out professional paths through paid internship years and industrial practicums, and network with industry experts at our annual Techfair. With hands-on experiences and guidance from seasoned professionals, you can craft the ideal curriculum to secure your dream job, or prepare for specialized studies.


Possible Minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Minors that complement this program:

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application. 

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