Faculty of Computer Science

Want to be on the team to find a cure for AIDS? Find a new way to teach kids to read? Combat climate change? How would you like to help fight terrorism? Or design the latest killer app or video game?

These jobs are vastly different, but all can begin by studying computer science. If you want a rewarding, well-paying and people-oriented career that gives you the flexibility to do what you love and make a difference in this world, then your journey starts here.

A computer science degree from UNB Fredericton is in great demand and highly regarded by employers. This degree provides the solid foundation of knowledge, skills and qualifications that will give you a competitive advantage in your career path.

A great place to learn

Choose between three undergraduate programs:

Bachelor of Computer Science

Bachelor of Information Systems

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Or choose a concurrent degree program to combine your Computer Science studies with a second degree in Arts or Science.

In both our undergraduate and graduate programs, you will develop your problem-solving skills, critical thinking and creativity.

You will have lots of help and support as you learn. With one-on-one attention in our small classes, your professors will get to know you and will be available to you regularly. You won’t have to wait in line to use the computers in our state-of-the-art labs, which are staffed by experienced assistants who are available to answer your questions.

You can also take advantage of our peer mentoring program, free tutoring and advisors who are assigned to each student.

Earn while you learn

Our co-op program is a paid work-experience program. You will be job-ready, in great demand by employers and you could possibly graduate debt-free. As a co-op student, you spend four to six terms earning a salary for doing interesting work at a wide variety of companies across the region and the country. Co-op program graduates typically have job offers before they even graduate!

You can also take advantage of our Professional Experience Program (PEP), which allows you to participate in a 12-16 month internship, typically following the third year of study. You will combine theory and practice in major long-term projects while earning a competitive salary and gaining relevant work experience.