Computer Science

WHAT IS COMPUTER SCIENCE?

Computer science is concerned in the broadest sense with the study of computation and applications of computing. Its development has been stimulated by collaborations with many areas including engineering, the physical and life sciences, mathematics and statistics, and commerce.

Course offerings in the Computer Science program are intended to serve a wide variety of students, ranging from those whose primary interest is in information processing to those interested in applying computing to other fields.

ADMISSION ELIGIBILITY

Entry to the Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics admission category is gained directly from high school. Applicants who have completed any postsecondary studies (including studies at other divisions at the University of Toronto) are not eligible for admission.

2022 POSt ENROLMENT PROCESS

The 2021-22 Academic Calendar contains the requirements for entry into all CS programs. The CS minor is open to any student. The CS major and specialist, information security specialist, and bioinformatics specialist are all restricted enrollment programs that require minimum marks in particular courses (CSC148H5 and MAT102H5) and a minimum CGPA.

We previously guaranteed that the requirements in 2022 would not exceed 80 percent in CSC148H5, 80 percent in MAT102H5, and a 3.3 CGPA.

For the May 2022 enrollment round, the requirements are 80 percent in CSC148H5, 73 percent in MAT102H5, and a 3.0 CGPA. We will announce the requirements for the August 2022 enrolment round by the end of August.

We do not include CR/NCR grades when calculating CGPA.

Note that only CSC148H5 and MAT102H5, taken at the UTM campus, will be accepted for the purposes of program enrolment.

(Note: We will refuse students that have a pending Academic Offense Case. If you meet the entry requirements once the case is resolved and any penalties have been applied, please contact us.)

ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS

If you do not meet the requirements for entry to a CS program in your first year, the department strongly recommends that you plan as if you will graduate with a CS minor. The alternative programs suggested here would pair well with CS, meaning that you will stay on schedule to graduate. 

SATISFYING THE COMPUTER SCIENCE WRITING REQUIREMENT

All CS major and specialists contain a half-credit writing requirement that is to be satisfied by taking ISP100H5. As of 2021-2022, this course is required for program entry (not just program completion).

Students who entered UTM prior to the 2021-2022 academic year can satisfy the writing requirement with any of ISP100H5, CSC290H5, CCT110H5, ENG100H5, HSC200H5, HSC300H5, LIN204H5, WRI203H5, WRI173H5.

NON-MAJORS ENROLLED IN UPPER YEAR COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES

Students not enrolled in a computer science major or specialist program are restricted to completing a maximum of three third or fourth year computer science courses. Every term, the department removes students from courses who exceed this limit to give all students a fair chance to enroll in upper year courses.

We typically remove non-program students by the beginning of the second week of the academic term.