Disregard that last post and read about computer science

Seems like some people have IRC channels going, which work a lot better.

Anyways, I'll make this post about my possible changing minor degree.


I'm a little tired of my 'useless' bachelor of arts degree. I'm in my third year, and there are a lot of useful courses - economics and politics is always applicable in the real world - but so much of it is pointless information. I've been thinking more about minoring in something that will actually get me a job, like computer science.

To get an arts degree minor in comp sci, you only need 12 credits (4 courses) of upper level comp. sci. I figure with one extra semester of school, I could add a significant selling point to my education.

I've always enjoyed computers and everything about them, but I don't know much coding beyond HTML. I did really well at math in high school, and I'm sure I could do a comp sci degree fairly proficiently.

How many readers are comp. sci students or video game designers? I'm intrigued.

Maybe I'd even live my dream and get a job desigining video games!

27 comments:

HillDog said...
February 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Yes. Making video games seems awesome. You mix programming logic, art and music to create something interactive and entertain. For other people to appreciate too. Maybe I should look into it.

Das Auto! said...
February 24, 2011 at 6:52 PM

designing video games would be pretty sweet. i really need to go back to college, good luck with yours

Aaron M. Gipson said...
February 24, 2011 at 6:58 PM

I really think that if you're interested in creating video games, the last thing you would want to learn is computer science. I say that because the way technology progresses, by the time you complete four years of study and graduate most everything you learned is obsolete. There are specially designed schools that specifically teach game design, and you won't have to waste two years of education learning about COBOL applications...

Rachel Neilson said...
February 24, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Do it man, the degree I'm looking at combines computer science with business.

synoptixs said...
February 24, 2011 at 10:42 PM

I'm a comp sci major, if you like solving programs and logic it'll fit you well

mac-and-me said...
February 24, 2011 at 11:39 PM

i work on games in my freetime, gonna post some screens and mockups soon in my blog

Anonfourtwenty said...
February 25, 2011 at 1:24 AM

That's a great idea, I'm doing the same but majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Art. Keep up the good work shelby!

Patti D. said...
February 25, 2011 at 1:54 AM

I'm a computer engineering, and I had to study many "irrelevant" thinks at college too, but it was fun!

Anonymous. said...
February 25, 2011 at 2:15 AM

I've lots of compsci friends, interesting indeedy!

laughingwolf said...
February 25, 2011 at 11:44 AM

hi shelby... you'd be wise to go into videogame design, they make really good bucks, once you get into a place like electronic arts [vancouver]

dunno what's currently available in alberta, but i'm sure you could find out

always nice to meet another canuck in here :)

Rorschach Redemption said...
February 25, 2011 at 1:27 PM

It's only useless if you think it is? Videogames = future. Plain and simple. Then again, I didn't realize so much went in to a computer science degree.
Ain't life a witch? (That really seemed more funny in my head.)

Metamorphiction said...
February 25, 2011 at 5:30 PM

I always thought computer programming was not my thing (chemistry major here), but after taking a bioinformatics class, I feel like it's something I could do. You should definitely look into it.

I'm Ben said...
February 25, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Do it! do whatever makes you happy.

ThatBrokeProgrammer said...
February 25, 2011 at 5:57 PM

I would recommend it. I love programming right now. Hopefully after I finish my degree I still like it. I'm in some upper level comp sci classes right now, and they are pretty tough (theoretically)

Neuro said...
February 25, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Not to be a downer but i hear that designing computer games is not as much as fun as it's made out to be, quite tedious apparently.

Adam said...
February 25, 2011 at 6:36 PM

did you draw that witch?

Nebberz said...
February 25, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Game design was one of my big dreams growing up...until I started taking some coding classes. Man did that dream change fast...but if you can get over the initial hurdles, I think it could definitely be awesome.

ebm93 said...
February 25, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Designing a video game must be awesome. Hope you give that a try.

Josh said...
February 25, 2011 at 9:05 PM

I think it's a great idea. You're going to be way more marketable if you have the extra certificate.

Fourra said...
February 25, 2011 at 11:13 PM

im in my first yr history of art and was wondering about taking some computer coursees too, it will definetely be worth it!

-DO- said...
February 26, 2011 at 5:15 AM

i would do it!

seamagpie said...
February 26, 2011 at 8:42 AM

I say go for it, most people cant program and that would make it hella easy to get work

T3CH said...
February 26, 2011 at 8:46 AM

Designing video games sounds like an aweful lot of fun!

Toyin O. said...
February 26, 2011 at 11:04 AM

That sounds like a fun minor, it will be nice designing vedio games:)

Daan said...
February 26, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Good luck man

Come At Me Bro said...
February 26, 2011 at 5:55 PM

I love science!

Jesse Brooks said...
February 27, 2011 at 3:13 AM

Go for it, if anything it will be a great experience and you sound like you'd enjoy it in the long run :)

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