Courses for your Business Administration and Computer Science Double Degree

First-year courses and beyond

Students may also select the advanced-stream courses for algebra, calculus and computer science if they meet the requirements. 

September to December

  • MATH 135 – Algebra for Honours Mathematics
  • MATH 137 – Calculus 1 for Honours Mathematics
  • CS 135 – Designing Functional Programs
  • BUS 111W – Understanding the Business Environment*
  • ECON 120W – Introduction to Microeconomics*

January to April

  • MATH 136 – Linear Algebra 1 for Honours Mathematics
  • MATH 138 – Calculus 2 for Honours Mathematics
  • CS 136 – Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction
  • CS 136L – Tools and Techniques for Software Development
  • BUS 121W – Functional Areas of the Organization*
  • ECON 140W – Introduction to Macroeconomics*
  • One communication skills course

*Business courses are taken at nearby Wilfrid Laurier University.

After first year

You'll take Business and Economics courses at Laurier in combination with your Computer Science courses at Waterloo. In upper years, you can choose to specialize in Computer Science and/or add a concentration to the business component.

View a list of all the courses required for your degree.

Sample upper-year courses 

CS 350 – Operating Systems
CS 449 – Human-Computer Interaction or CS 458 – Computer Security and Privacy
CS 492 – The Social Implications of Computing
CS 486 – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence


Advisors are here to help

With so much flexibility, you might have a lot of questions. We're here to help! If you're applying for admission, contact our Faculty of Math recruitment co-ordinator.

Once you're a Waterloo student, you'll have access to academic advisors who can help you

  • choose your courses,
  • select minors and specializations,
  • ensure that you're meeting the requirements for your degree, and more.

Next steps