Computer science is a science that has revolutionized the world and advances are being made constantly. Computer science spans theory and practice, and requires you to think and problem solve in abstract and concrete terms. In short, getting computers to do what you want them to do requires intensive hands-on experience.
As a computer science major you will get a broad technical knowledge that will allow you to tackle difficult problems using a variety of hardware, software and programming languages, as well as learn to communicate your expertise to others. Among the areas you'll study are programming, digital systems, database management systems, data structures and computer architecture.
You can also choose a minor to enhance your knowledge in a secondary line of study. Many minors complement computer science well including accounting, family and small business management, fintech and financial innovation, marketing, math, and supply chain and operations management. Learn more about our available minors.
Note: If you’re completing a Combined Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Management, the computer science major must be used on the Bachelor of Science side.
Why take computer science at the Dhillon School of Business?
The demand for skilled individuals in the field of computer science has seen unprecedented growth in recent years. That means most graduates have careers programming in industry, where a constant shortage of computer scientists results in steady employment.
As a computer science major at the Dhillon School of Business, you’ll be able to pursue your passions in the in-demand areas of business and computing science, giving you lots of options after graduation. While you explore key principles of programming, data and software development, you’ll also be learning the important skills needed to either manage organizations or branch out as an entrepreneur. Your business and computer science skills will also allow you to better understand how to create software to support and automate organizational functions, setting you up to be an integral part of business success.
Many of our students also enrol in co-operative education while at the Dhillon School of Business. Co-op allows you to get paid work experience before you graduate and can even help you land a job immediately after graduation.
Employment stats for a career in computer science*
Job postings in the last 12 months
- Canada: 17,336
- Alberta: 1,431
- Canada (0-5 years of experience): $75,600
- Canada (6+ years of experience): $107,300
- Alberta (0-5 years of experience): $80,600
- Alberta (6+ years of experience): $97,500
Top employers hiring
- TD Bank
- Suncor Energy
- Alberta Health Services
- Finning International
- Canadian Pacific
* Employment data provided by Lightcast 2022.
The advantages of being a Dhillon School of Business student
You’ll have lots of opportunities to apply the theories you’ve learned in the classroom to real-life, hands-on situations as well as programs to help you connect with our student community. As a Dhillon student, you'll have access to these experiential programs and more:
Visit our Dhillon School of Business website to learn more about student experience opportunities.
Education that’s personal
Our students say they chose the Dhillon School of Business because of the smaller class sizes and more personal and supportive approach to teaching. Here you’ll get many opportunities to connect and interact with your professors and peers to set you up for success.
Flexible study options
Whether you’re a traditional student interested in our Lethbridge campus with full-time classes during the day or a working professional interested in the Calgary Campus’s evening and weekend classes, we have a flexible study option for you.
Internationally recognized for quality
As an AACSB accredited business school, the Dhillon School of Business have met very rigorous quality standards proven to provide you with the best in business education worldwide. You can trust that your education here will give you a distinct advantage in the real world including more competitive salaries, more employers interested in you after graduation and more. See all our professional accreditations and designations.