Computer Science

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science

The discipline of computer science is a rapidly expanding frontier with unprecedented opportunities, making it an amazing time to go into computing. Computers are a growing presence in all aspects of modern society, and there is a large and increasing demand for computing professionals not currently being met. Unemployment is near zero for computing professionals, who earn some of the highest salaries in North America.

But it's not just money and jobs that make computing such an exciting profession - computing-related careers are some of the most versatile, creative, and satisfying. Computational thinking and skills are valuable complements to virtually all other career areas.

Memorial University’s Department of Computer Science was formed in 1978, consisting of seven faculty members and two support staff. Today, it is one of nine departments in the Faculty of Science, with 19 faculty members, two lecturers, 12 staff, and several hundred graduate and undergraduate students.

The Department offers the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Computer Science)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons.)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
  • Master of Science (course based)
  • Master of Science (thesis based)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science)





President Vianne Timmons honoured the exceptional and exemplary at the 2022 President’s Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Winners from the Faculty of Science include Dr. Joshua Rash, Psychology, President's Award for Outstanding Research; Dr. Kurt Gamperl, Ocean Sciences and Dr. Duncan McIlroy, Earth Sciences/Bonne Bay Aquarium and Research Station, University Research Professor; Dr. David Churchill, Computer Science, President's Award for Outstanding Teaching (Faculty) and Dr. Rick Goulding, Physics and Physical Oceanography and Yellow Martin, Psychology, President's Award for Exemplary Employees - Champion of Service.

Breakthroughs in everything from improvements to prosthetic hands to the identification of emerging environmental pollutants.

Six of the seven Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) through its 2022 Discovery Research Programs Competition to researchers at Memorial were in the Faculty of Science.

Memorial students will not be charged the Distance Education Administration Fee and Recreation Fee for the upcoming semester.