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Message from the Chair:
This is a time of growth for our Department. We are starting the second year with our recently updated programs. Our Business Focus provides a path to the entrepreneurship certificate offered by our Faculty of Business and our Science Focus allows an extensive choice of electives from the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies. Read More . . .
Elective Restructuring: We have redesigned our programs to allow more flexibility in the choice of electives, including the reduction of the number of required mathematics courses, leaving additional mathematics courses as possible electives (a path students are strongly encouraged to pursue). The additional elective flexibility in the Science Focus allows students to pursue any area of interest that is offered by the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies.
Health Informatics: The emphasis is on computing technologies (cloud, big data, web) that are related to computational aspects of health care.
Gaming Programming Specialization: We recently introduced a game programming specialization. To obtain this designation a specific set of Computer Science courses is required along with a related elective approved by the department. The specific computing courses are: Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, Game Programming, and the Advanced Game Programming Project. These computing courses either have significant game programming applications or are entirely focused on game programming.
Mobile Computing: We have recently acquired a number of cell phones and tablets to support the growing mobile computing component of our curriculum. As part of this effort we have introduced a new computer science course in mobile computing at the second year level
Bioinformatics: We are a partner in the bioinformatics program initiative, serving the needs of Thunder Bay and the region.