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World-class education. Hands-on experience. 

Earn your degree from one of the largest mathematics and computing centres in the world. With 110+ faculty members, the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science provides an unrivaled education from leading researchers in the field in North America's only dedicated Faculty of Mathematics.

With a large variety of coursesprograms, and co-op options, you have the ability to tailor your learning to your career goals and give yourself a competitive edge in today's fast-paced job market. 

award icon#1 for CS third year in a row

in Canada (Maclean's 2021, 2022, 2023)

research icon16 unique research areas

from artificial intelligence to quantum computing

briefcase icon97.3% of graduates employed

within two years

The Application Process

1. Find your program 2. Learn about admission requirements 3. Apply online 4. Ask questions 5. Accept your offer


Computer Science

Become an expert in software, algorithms, programming, and managing large scale problems. You will learn about the power, limitations, and organization of computer software while having the flexibility to customize your degree with various specializations or minors.

Software Engineering

Master both computer software and hardware through a structured program that focuses on engineering philosophies, principles, and practices. Graduates of the BSE program who receive the engineering iron ring are eligible to pursue the Professional Engineer Designation.


Computer Science and Business Administration

Earn two degrees in five years by learning about software and programming through the University of Waterloo's world-renowned computer science program while also developing an understanding of business from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Computing and Financial Management

Study at the only program of its kind in Canada that allows you to study two majors: computer science and financial management. Learn how to use technology to solve financial problems and apply your skills to the growing field of financial technology.


Compare the Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Software Engineering

Math student experience

Campus Tours

Tour the campus with a student ambassador for a great overview of Waterloo including co-op, student services, student life, living on campus, and more! Faculty of Math tours run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1PM. Register online.

To take a virtual campus tour, check out campus time lapse tour video, and 360 degree photos. You can also register for an upcoming virtual event or webinar to connect live with university representatives.

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