I am attending the University of Utah right now as a transfer student, in computer science. I'm not doing well at all and I don't like computer science... but I'm a junior and I am NOT going to waste my time changing majors. I dislike computer science and math, but I hate school more.
The outlook is 3+ more years if I want to finish this degree. There are about 7 more computer science courses and it involves 3 more math classes. Since I missed calculus II because I am probably completely incapable of anything mathematical, I have to wait a year for software practice I and II to come around and then stick around for another year. The advisors said "we can keep you 'busy'". To me, that kind of sounds like "we're going to waste your time". It's a thorough degree that is taught well.
I have another option - I can transfer back to my old school and finish a degree in computer science which will be far less math intensive (only discrete structures and statistics) and will only take 2 years. I would live with my parents and all that. I have a 3.0 GPA there and I can just rush through the degree, probably even finishing in less than a year if I stack about 20 credits a semester.
The degree would be in Computer Science Information Technology. It's a smaller state uni (6000 people, approximately). The classes aren't nearly as intensive as the school I'm at now.
My goals after college are nothing more than to have a job that will pay 40k a year. I'm really not passionate about anything computer related, so it doesn't matter to me where I work or what I do. I also hope to have a job that's not mathematical in any way whatsoever. I'd rather work at McDonalds than do math. Horrible nightmare visions...
I'm sure people are bound to ask why I am doing a degree I dislike. Unfortunately, the only thing I really liked in college was art, film, anything non math intensive. In today's economy, it's probably just better to deal with doing a STEM degree for a 50/50 chance at getting a job and enough money to live on.
What should I do; stay here and deal with 3+ years of something I dislike to have a thorough and reputable degree, or transfer back home and get a degree from a more comfortable state uni?
This post has been edited by Crowz: 10 July 2012 - 08:59 PM