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I’m planning on getting a degree in Computer Science when I get to college. Is this a good idea?

I’m thinking of getting a degree in computer science when I get to college. For those of you who know me on SoloLearn, do you think that is a good idea or do you think a degree in something else would be a better match for me? Also, a degree in what field can get me hired in the highest paid programming jobs? Computer Science?

11th Nov 2019, 2:18 AM
Jason Stone
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Surely good. You should now work hard to achieve your aim. Best of luck 😄
12th Nov 2019, 7:11 AM
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11th Nov 2019, 4:44 PM
Monkey D. Velet
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Computer science is one of the fastest growing fields in the international and US markets and a computer science (CS) degree is a great way to break into this lucrative industry.
11th Nov 2019, 7:55 PM
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Haris yeah math and physics fit me pretty well, and if you’re grouping in CS with them I guess it probably fits me pretty well too. Rora I’m not so into biomedical engineering (what is that field? is it designing things like pace-makers and robotic prosthetics?). I’m much more into general programming and mathematics. In terms of the programming, I like physics and graphics engines, and want to build my own OS (at least a super basic version) someday.
11th Nov 2019, 4:40 PM
Jason Stone
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just know that what you learn computer science is just a tool... #know how you handle the tool(not degree) will determine how great you will be.....
12th Nov 2019, 10:32 AM
Nkwain clovert
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Yep,it's good but first of all analyze your brain first,what interest suits you .Because I am also suffering with this problem.Good luck
12th Nov 2019, 12:09 PM
Surbhi Gupta
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This is a great option to choose computer science in your future first of all you have to learn about programming and design software you have made specializations in the software, then your work will primarily involve designing and developing software applications for different industries. You will also prepare codes and algorithms for operating systems like Windows You can learn programming online and you can get certificate Here you can find the free courses in Udemy https://www.sololearn.com/Discuss/2063376/?ref=app
12th Nov 2019, 5:54 PM
Bhaskar Tiwari
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Jason Stone [14 yrs old] It's still too soon for you to worry about choosing which major to commit to for your undergraduate degree. I recommend you keep an open mind about what you want to study and avoid locking yourself into a degree that you may or may not be interested in by the time you start college. Ultimately, it won't matter for you. Your analytical skills are impressive for your age. It's likely you'll be bored with a CS program as you will either know much already or can learn what you need on your own. I would suggest at least a minor in CS or a masters degree if you decide on a completely different field of study in school. Also, your decision should be based on the quality of the CS program you will be enrolled in. Many of the CS programs I've reviewed as my daughter has been applying to universities seem so "meh." Things could be better in a few years at the schools you apply to. Doubtful, but possible. 😉
14th Nov 2019, 8:01 PM
David Carroll
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Haris & David Carroll I hope you two can answer this question for me, considering how well you two know me compared to most other SoloLearners.
11th Nov 2019, 2:20 AM
Jason Stone
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Cs or maths or physics college degree would fit your analytical mindset I think. ☺
11th Nov 2019, 11:15 AM
Haris
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I’m actually thinking about going for biomedical engineering/pre-med. Most of the Biomedical engineers I know program, so maybe if you like that kind of thing you can do it (I love it, I’ve been reading every medical journal I could get my hands on since I was 10. JAMA, CCJM, NEJM, AFP, Emergency Resident, EMRA News, ACEP Now, Medical Economics, anything and everything I could find.)
11th Nov 2019, 12:45 PM
Rora
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Monkey D. Velet thanks for the link!
11th Nov 2019, 4:51 PM
Jason Stone
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11th Nov 2019, 4:52 PM
Monkey D. Velet
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Jason Stone [14 yrs old] Yes, some biomedical engineers do that, I personally worked on medical imaging machine learning, which is less hardware, more software. Prosthetics is more biomechanical engineering, some biomedical/biochemical engineers work more with tissue, drugs, etc.Depending in what you do, it’s either heavy math, heavy computers, heavy electrical engineering, heavy chemistry, or heavy on mechanical engineering. It’s very broad.
11th Nov 2019, 11:44 PM
Rora
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I feel computer science will be something I’m interested in and enjoy. So, hopefully that’s true. Anyway, it looks like computer science is the way to go judging by the responses.
12th Nov 2019, 3:07 PM
Jason Stone
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It's not a bad idea..... If that's ok with you.
12th Nov 2019, 3:28 PM
Kevin Muriuki
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Good idea
12th Nov 2019, 3:30 PM
Ram Gopal
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CS needs creativity and coding skils. yes its a better option to pursue CS as a carrer because if you have interest on it you can get a variety of jobs with good salaries
12th Nov 2019, 3:54 PM
Turya
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It is good.. but don't be just book aided... Go ahead and explore everything practically..😉😉
12th Nov 2019, 4:36 PM
Jai Keerthick
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All we can do is suggest, so if you like computer then you should go for it, but you have to be 100% sure about it.
12th Nov 2019, 5:43 PM
Pratik Kandir
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