Bachelor of Arts, Minor in Computing Science

Computing Science

  • Program Length 
    4 Years
  • Credential 
    Bachelor Degree
  • Options 
    Minor
  • Location Offered 
    Nanaimo


The Program

Computing Science is a rapidly-growing field, generating a great number of employment opportunities. Government agencies are predicting shortages of qualified computing people that will number in the tens of thousands in Canada alone.

The Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Computing Science is composed of courses drawn from the systems and business application domains. It is designed to train students in applied computing and educate them in the social, ethical and legal implications of computing.

Graduates of the program may work in fields where a well grounded knowedge in computing is necessary or advantageous. Examples include opportunities is many aspects of business, mathematics and statistics, graphic arts, music production, the video gaming industry, teaching and education, et cetera. People with interests in any of these areas would benefit from the understanding of computer systems and software gained from earning a B.A. Minor in Computer Science.

VIU also offers a Bachelor of Science, Major and Minor in Computing Science.

Program Outline

Students must fulfill all the Institutional B.A. degree requirements, including Degree English Requirements and courses listed below:

Years 1 and 2

Credits

Minimum "C-" average in the following courses:

CSCI 115* - (Web Page Techniques)

3

CSCI 160 - (Computing Science I)

4

CSCI 161 - (Computing Science II)

4

CSCI 162 - (Topics in Computing Science)

4

CSCI 260 - (Data Structures)

3

CSCI 261 - (Computer Architecture & Assembly Language)

3

CSCI 265 - (Software Engineering)

3

MATH 121 - (Calculus I)

3

MATH 123 - (Logic and Foundations)

3

Total Credits

30

CSCI 311 may be taken as an alternative to CSCI 115, but requires CSCI 310 as a prerequisite.

Years 3 and 4

Credits

CSCI 370 - (Database Systems)

3

CSCI 400 - (Computers and Society)

3

Four upper-level CSCI electives

12

Total Credits

18

Recommended Computer Science courses: CSCI 310, CSCI 311, CSCI 331, and CSCI 375.

Updated 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for One Year*

Amount

Tuition (30 credits x $144.86 per credit)

4,345.80

Student Activity fee (30 credits x $5.79 per credit)

173.70

Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.4 per credit)

192.00

VIU Students' Union fee (2 semesters x $76.48 per semester)

152.96

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year

1,500.00

Total

6,639.46

Notes

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

International Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for One Year*

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $7620 per semester)

15,240.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $374.4 per semester)

748.80

VIU Students' Union fee (2 semesters x $76.48 per semester)

152.96

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year

1,500.00

Total

17,916.76

Notes

The above table is based on 15 credits or less per semester. Additional fees of $635.00 per credit will be applied if taking more than 15 credits per semester.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Saturday, April 1, 2017
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