Why study Applied Computer Science at Dal?

Bridge the gap between technology and business

Learn the skills to design, manage and deploy complex technologies within organizations. By gaining knowledge on how to lead teams to analyze and tackle problems, you can help organizations overcome challenges and succeed in today’s increasingly connected world.

If you thrive in a smaller campus environment, consider doing the first year in the Truro Start Program. This program gives you the opportunity to join a small cohort with dedicated resources and support to build a strong foundation in your chosen field before transitioning into your second and final years in Halifax.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Applied Computer Science, BACS
Faculty: Faculty of Computer Science
Campuses: Studley Campus, Halifax; Agricultural Campus, Truro
Department: Program Length: 4 years
Program Start: September & January

What will I learn?

Develop solutions to real-world problems using proven technologies. You’ll learn to combine a deep understanding of technology with problem-solving, communications, and management skills. You'll analyze problems, manage and lead teams to tackle those problems, and communicate solutions and opportunities back to the wider organization.

You can follow along with our suggested course schedules or you can tailor your degree and experience by choosing from a range of options including co-op, certificates and minor options, or diving into the world of emerging technologies.

Sample courses:

  • Introduction to Database Systems
  • Designing User Interfaces
  • Multidisciplinary Management I

In our unique project course, you’ll have the chance to apply your skills to tackle problems and opportunities for real non-profit clients from our community. And you can enhance your studies with career-focused co-op work experience.  

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Careers and future study

Choosing computer science at Dalhousie opens you up to a world of opportunity. Computer science is key to effective solutions in a range of fields — from business and science to entertainment and medicine. You could join our graduates in work across all industry sectors including: 

  • information communications technology
  • oceans
  • healthcare
  • gaming

Future studies may include programs at the graduate level in applied computer science, computer science, electronic commerce or health informatics.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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