Note: The UBC Okanagan campus also offers a B.Sc. Major in Computer Science (www.calendar.ubc.ca/okanagan/index.cfm?tree=18,360,1102,1447).
This program allows students to use their artistic creativity with technology for the benefit of society. It appeals to students interested both in computer science and visual arts (game or website design), psychology (cognitive science, and human and computer interaction), English (technical writing), languages (automation of text translation), philosophy (computer ethics), or law (information security, privacy, and forensics).
B.A. requirements (www.calendar.ubc.ca/okanagan/index.cfm?tree=18,282,857,1480), including the following:
1COSC 122 is a prerequisite for COSC 123.
2Since several upper-level Computer Science courses have Mathematics prerequisites, MATH 101, MATH 221, and COSC 221 are strongly recommended.
1Students must take COSC 304, COSC 310 and COSC 341 in their 3rd year since they are a prerequisite to COSC 499.
2COSC 499 must be taken in 4th year.
Through coursework and research, the Honours in Computer Science is an intensive program of study. Students who complete this program will have the ability to work independently and with a high level of competency. The course requirements are the same as in the Major in Computer Science program, except the student must maintain a high grade level (a minimum of 76%) and the student must complete COSC 449 Honours Thesis (6 credits) in lieu of 6 upper level electives in COSC.
In exceptional cases, such as transferees from another institution, a student may be admitted to the Honours program notwithstanding the criteria listed above.