MAJOR PROGRAM IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (SCIENCE)

Supervisor of Studies: R. Pancer (416-287-7679) Email: pancer@utsc.utoronto.ca


Program Objectives

This program provides basic knowledge of the foundations of computer science: modern computer software and hardware, theoretical aspects of computer science, and relevant areas of mathematics and statistics. This program is intended to be combined with other programs, typically a major program in another discipline.

Enrolment Requirements

Enrolment in the Major in Computer Science is limited. Students may apply to enter the program after completing 4.0 credits, and must meet the requirements described below:

1. Students already admitted to the UTSC Year 1 Computer Science admissions category:

Required Courses:

Students must have passed the following CSC and MAT courses: CSCA08H3, CSCA48H3, [CSCA67H3 or MATA67H3], MATA22H3, MATA31H3, and MATA37H3.

Required Grades:

Students that meet all of the following requirements will be admitted to a CS Major POSt:
a. A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.5 over the following courses: CSCA48H3, CSC/MATA67H3, MATA22H3, MATA31H3, and MATA37H3;
b. A final grade of at least B in CSCA48H3; and
c. A final grade of at least C- in two of the following: CSC/MATA67H3, MATA22H3, and MATA37H3.

2. Students admitted to other UTSC Year 1 admissions categories:

Students that have been admitted to either the UTSC Year 1 Math or UTSC Year 1 Statistics admissions categories are eligible to apply for the Computer Science Major POSt. Admission will be based on academic performance in the required A-level courses, identified above. The admission requirements change each year depending on available spaces and the pool of eligible applicants, and students are cautioned that there is no guarantee of admission; as such, students are strongly advised to plan to enroll in backup programs.

Students that have not been admitted to a UTSC Year 1 CMS admissions category (Computer Science, Mathematics, or Statistics) must achieve a final grade of at least A- in both MATA31H3 and CSC/MATA67H3 the first time they complete these courses in order to be eligible to apply for a CS Major POSt. This is a strict requirement. Admission will be based on academic performance in the required A-level courses, identified above. The admission requirements change each year depending on available spaces and the pool of eligible applicants, and students are cautioned that there is no guarantee of admission; as such, students are strongly advised to plan to enroll in backup programs.

For more information about the admission requirements, please visit the following CMS webpage.

Note: Students admitted to the program after second or third year will be required to pay retroactive deregulated program fees.

Program Requirements
This program requires a total of 16 distinct courses (8.0 credits) satisfying all of the requirements listed below.

Note: Many Computer Science courses are offered both at U of T Scarborough and at the St. George campus. When a course is offered at both campuses in a given session, U of T Scarborough students are expected to take that course at U of T Scarborough. The Department of Computer Science at the St. George campus cannot guarantee space for U of T Scarborough students in their courses, especially those offered at both campuses.

1. A-level courses (3.0 credits)
CSCA08H3 Introduction to Computer Science I
CSCA48H3 Introduction to Computer Science II
CSCA67H3 Discrete Mathematics
MATA22H3 Linear Algebra I for Mathematical Sciences
MATA31H3 Calculus I for Mathematical Sciences
MATA37H3 Calculus II for Mathematical Sciences

2. B-level courses (3.0 credits)
CSCB07H3 Software Design
CSCB09H3 Software Tools and Systems Programming
CSCB36H3 Introduction to the Theory of Computation
CSCB58H3 Computer Organization
CSCB63H3 Design and Analysis of Data Structures
and
0.5 credit from the following*:

MATB24H3 Linear Algebra II
STAB52H3 Introduction to Probability
*Note: In making this choice, students should consider the prerequisites of courses they plan to take to satisfy requirements 3-4.


3. C-level courses in numerical computation and theory of computing (1.0 credit)
CSCC37H3 Introduction to Numerical Algorithms for Computational Mathematics
and
0.5 credit from the following:

CSCC63H3 Computability and Computational Complexity
CSCC73H3 Algorithm Design and Analysis


4. CSC electives (1.0 credit)
1.0 credits in any C- or D-level CSC courses.


Writing Recommendation:
Students are urged to take a course from the following list of courses by the end of their second year: ANTA01H3, ANTA02H3, (CLAA02H3), (CTLA19H3), CTLA01H3, ENGA10H3, ENGA11H3, ENGB06H3, ENGB07H3, ENGB08H3, ENGB17H3, ENGB19H3, ENGB50H3, (ENGB51H3), GGRA02H3, GGRA03H3, GGRB05H3, (GGRB06H3), (HISA01H3), (HLTA01H3), (HUMA01H3), (HUMA11H3), (HUMA17H3), (LGGA99H3), LINA01H3, PHLA10H3, PHLA11H3, WSTA01H3.