Lakehead University - Thunder Bay

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Computer Science

Lakehead University - Thunder Bay

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Computer Science
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,279
International: $28,590
Careers:Software EngineerComputer and Information Systems ManagersCybersecurity Analyst


Computer science is your gateway to mastering the technology that is rapidly revolutionizing our world. Students with a solid understanding of computers will be greeted with many an open door in the future job market-not to mention the applications of a degree in the field are limitless. As a student, you will be able to tailor your education to your future aims by choosing from three program streams: Business, Science, and Hardware. In each, you will enjoy core Computer Science courses, such as computer programming and data structures, and a valuable background in your area of interest. Additionally, you can choose from several advanced topics such as game programming, software engineering, computer graphics, and crytography.

As well, you will have considerable opportunity to put your skills to practice through our co-op program. While on placement, you will gain valuable work experience with some of the nation’s largest employers-and be handsomely paid. As well, many students go on to find permanent work with their co-op employers upon graduation.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Calculus  or  Grade12 Data Management  or  Grade12 Computer and Information Science  
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent high school diploma; Gr. 12 U English, Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions; 1 credit from: Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management, Gr. 12 U Computer & Info Science; 3 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits.

A minimum 70% overall final average is required for admission consideration.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Application Notes : Applicants whose first language is not English will need to satisfy Lakehead University’s English language proficiency requirements. Applicants can complete one of the following recognized language tests with the required minimum scores: TOEFL PBT-550, CBT-213, or iBT-80; IELTS-6.5; MELAB-85; CAEL-60.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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