Whats your major

or what majors are you considering?

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Whats your major

Posted 15 February 2009 - 01:42 PM

What is your major/minor, or if not currently majoring in anything what, if anything, do you plan to major in in the near, or distant, future?

My Major is Software Engineering, with a minor in Mathematics. :)
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Re: Whats your major

Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:37 PM

Computer Science and Engineering
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Re: Whats your major

Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:46 PM

I would go with Computer Science as it sets the foundation for the computer career, and I really enjoy it. And of course, many big companies (like Microsoft or EA) require the new employees that are being hired as software engineers (programmers) to have a BS in Computer Science or similar, so that's another reason.
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Re: Whats your major

Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:47 PM

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My Major is Software Engineering, with a minor in Mathematics.

I'm jealous. I can't wait for college (if there is any).
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:49 PM

BS: Computer and Information Science with a minor in Business Administration
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Re: Whats your major

Posted 15 February 2009 - 05:21 PM

web development with minor in graphic design
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Re: Whats your major

Posted 15 February 2009 - 05:49 PM

I minored in Computer Science, majored in English Lit. :P

The only computer related interviews I didn't get were government related, where they had the term "Computer Science" hard coded into the job spec.

There is real good chance the language you learned in school isn't going to be the one that pays the bills. In the real world, as a programmer, I've seen many people who work professionally in computers that don't have the degrees you'd expect; even the programmers.

Study what interests you most, but don't be surprised if the future leads to unexpected places. Also, if you have any electives, take a basic accounting course. Most programmers have to deal with financial systems as some point.
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 06:21 PM

@ Baavgai, totally true..i know a guy who majored in pharmacy, and now he works for nokia doing development on one of their platforms...he also got an offer from google once
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Re: Whats your major

Posted 15 February 2009 - 07:43 PM

Accounting was sweet:

Principles of Accounting I & II
Accouting Information Systems

= win!
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 07:51 PM

I'm a Computer Science major with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence, and minors in German, Math and Music. It's lucky for me that Computer Science is the thing that I enjoy doing, and I still get to do the other things I enjoy doing as well.

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Re: Whats your major

Posted 15 February 2009 - 09:48 PM

CAS in Computer Engineering (im in my 4th semester of that)

I'd like to go to grad school, for a masters or PhD, but only if a company will pay for it :P
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 04:32 AM

I am majoring in Management Information Systems and minoring in Computer Science :)
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Re: Whats your major

Posted 16 February 2009 - 07:03 AM

Management Information Systems for me as well. I already have my 2 year degree in computer information systems.
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Re: Whats your major

Posted 16 February 2009 - 11:56 AM

Computer Engineering
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Re: Whats your major

Posted 16 February 2009 - 01:56 PM

BS in Information Technology with a minor in Software Engineering
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