The majors and honours degree programs in the Department of Computer Science are accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Council (CSAC). Accreditation by CSAC ensures that the programs meet high standards defined for faculty, staff, students, courses, and facilities.
"Accreditation recognizes that our programs meet published, generally accepted, criteria for sound education in the discipline and provides evidence of the quality of a computer science degree."
Professor, Department of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
A major benefit for students graduating from a CSAC accredited program is the reduced time it takes to receive designation as an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P.).
Professional standards such as computer science accreditation and I.S.P. certification are maintained in Canada by the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS).