Computer Science

Faculty: Faculty of Science, Applied Science, and Engineering
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Campus: Saint John

We want to help you change the world.

A global technological evolution is underway and computer scientists are designing and implementing the computer systems that are the bedrock of the modern world.

The BScCS is a four-year degree program providing students with a solid foundation in core areas of computing recognized by the Canadian Information Processing Society. The program prepares students for a wide variety of careers in traditional and emerging fields in computing. Alongside core courses a targeted range of elective courses are offered through which students have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in specific areas of computing or in complementary disciplines.

Students may choose to specialize in one of the following disciplines: software engineering, or computer networking.

Why Computer Science at UNB?

Our department has a low student to faculty ratio, allowing students greater interaction with their professors. Student alumni of the department have regularly identified this as a key benefit that contributes to their success. In addition to our specializations we have expertise in newer areas of computing such as web sciences, data analytics, and data mining.

Certificate programs

Certificate courses can be taken independently or concurrently with a bachelor degree. Certificate programs offered under the supervision of Computer Science faculty members include:

Hands-on learning

We offer students the opportunity of job placement in local companies through the co-op office in the Faculty of Business. Co-op education provides academic credit for structured job experience. Students benefit from exposure to a workplace environment and immersion in technical teams in industry.

Throughout their studies, students are also required to complete course projects, individually or in teams, using the programming skills they acquire in the early years. Upper level courses can include significant project work, in some cases up to 70% of a course grade. Selected students can compete in a regional programming competition held annually at one of the Maritime universities.

Skills you will acquire:

  • Writing high-quality and efficient software programs
  • Problem solving
  • Software design
  • Project management
  • Technical writing and communication

More info

For more information, see the Department of Computer Science.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Computer Science - Saint John campus" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • CS 4083 Leading-edge Technology in Software Development
  • CS 4843 Wireless and Mobile Computing
  • CS 4783 Web: Semantics, Services and Solutions
  • CS 4525 Database Management Systems


  • Programmer analyst
  • Application developer
  • Software designer
  • Software quality engineer
  • Network architect or designer
  • Database designer
  • Data scientist
  • System analyst