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Take good notes. That was nearly equal the total of computer science majors, 796. That was nearly equal the total of computer science majors, 796. In grades, school success and job opportunities, which you'll have plenty of if you do well and market yourself. The computer science major provides a foundation in computer architecture, systems programming, data structures and networks. ._2cHgYGbfV9EZMSThqLt2tx{margin-bottom:16px;border-radius:4px}._3Q7WCNdCi77r0_CKPoDSFY{width:75%;height:24px}._2wgLWvNKnhoJX3DUVT_3F-,._3Q7WCNdCi77r0_CKPoDSFY{background:var(--newCommunityTheme-field);background-size:200%;margin-bottom:16px;border-radius:4px}._2wgLWvNKnhoJX3DUVT_3F-{width:100%;height:46px} .s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText);padding-top:5px}.s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f._19JhaP1slDQqu2XgT3vVS0{color:#ea0027} Companies are paying good salaries for even entry position, that's not going to change for the foreseeable future. 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Co-operative education is a process of education which integrates academic study with related and supervised work experience in co-operating employer organizations. i heard you'll have to put in 60-80 hours of work a week here to get good grades. Remember when The Simpsons predicted self-driving semi-trucks? Current aspirations are to combine biology/chemistry with CS because I am still undecided on medicine. Sometimes I think that the right major would have been biochemistry while learning programming on the side but I also shiver of the thought of almost mandatory PhD and then postdocs...so I chose CS and place the bargain on my ability to learn enough biological science on spare time to get into something interesting. A lot more people are enrolling. Kaboom! ._2YJDRz5rCYQfu8YdgB_neb{overflow:hidden;position:relative}._2YJDRz5rCYQfu8YdgB_neb:before{background-image:url(https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/img/reddit_pattern.png);content:"";filter:var(--newCommunityTheme-invertFilter);height:100%;position:absolute;width:100%}._37WD6iicVS6vGN0RomNTwh{padding:0 12px 12px;position:relative} And if you ARE interested in CS, and you work hard to get decent grades/internships/personal projects, then don't worry you will get a decent job. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I'd be much more worried to be a professional driver, or factory worker, or any of the countless number of positions that will soon be automated. Despite popular beliefs, many good companies WANT to pay you a decent salary because the invested in you. Also, the intro courses try to cover other areas related to computer science, such as GUI programming, networking, computer architecture, UNIX systems, security, and plenty of theory. More students are enrolling in CS. /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/IdCard.de628c13230c59091a5d.css.map*/._2JU2WQDzn5pAlpxqChbxr7{height:16px;margin-right:8px;width:16px}._3E45je-29yDjfFqFcLCXyH{margin-top:16px}._13YtS_rCnVZG1ns2xaCalg{font-family:Noto Sans,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:400;line-height:18px;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex}._1m5fPZN4q3vKVg9SgU43u2{margin-top:12px}._17A-IdW3j1_fI_pN-8tMV-{display:inline-block;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:5px}._5MIPBF8A9vXwwXFumpGqY{border-radius:20px;font-size:12px;font-weight:500;letter-spacing:0;line-height:16px;padding:3px 10px;text-transform:none}._5MIPBF8A9vXwwXFumpGqY:focus{outline:unset} Computer science is a field of study that takes computing to the next level, understanding not just how to use the computer but how the computer itself works, and how to make it do new things efficiently. COGS(pysc path) mid 70s. This applicant also had a few strong recommendation letters from people he has worked with closely. When I considered changing majors to computer science at one point, when I inquired I found out that I would be unable to transfer credits from my science classes it was a no-go. While we have centuries of discussion surrounding plagiarism and the written word, programming has far less history as a means of communication and it doesn't have the citation standards that we do with research papers. Computer science is the study of the theory and application of computational algorithms and information processing in computer systems. So even if 3x as many people enroll in CS, at some schools that might mean half of them are weeded out because they got a C in Calc 2 for example. Word is they aren’t making classes any harder but of course I could be wrong, there’s oscillating speculation going on all over the department. I was reading an article at Washington Post which is speaking about English majors but I saw this quote and it caught me off guard:. That is, you will be expected to implement that theory in code when you go back to your dorm. Is Computer Science getting flooded or is there enough demand to keep up with the increased amount of CS Majors out there? Elective courses in areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics and computer graphics complete the major. You get to meet more students, which increase the chance someone in your network gets a job, which may help YOU get a job. Their the ones that are truly at risk. However, I think it'd be worth it in the long run and it's exactly for emergency situations like this that I try to save so much money. I don't see graduating rates of CS "skyrocketing"... what is the definition of skyrocketing anyway? What do you think Math and Physics majors typically end up doing? So yeah, when everybody else is collecting unemployment checks, your software will be the one issuing it. Also the "skyrocketing" affect has a bit to do with the fact that during the internet bust, enrollment rate crashed just as hard. 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That's a good thing, that means you are meeting more classmates, more ideas are being shared, more research, more work are being done in CS. Maybe I will be able to get away with working in scientific health industry doing some CS work. Co-op advisors also visit students at their place of work and pro… A piece of software is vastly cheaper than a clerk. i heard you'll have to put in 60-80 hours of work a week here to get good grades. Software engineering, for one... Do you hear how everybody is freaking out that their jobs are going to be automated? Meeting the minimum requirements is not sufficient for admittance -- top students from around the world compete for our limited number of positions -- but if you have a strong background and interest in computer science, do not let this discourage you. And for the careered people, there will still be plenty of mobility to senior developers, architects, tech/project leads or more business/upper management roles too if that's what you fancy. Contestants are referred to as sport programmers.Competitive programming is recognized and supported by several multinational software and Internet companies, such as Google and Facebook. Five years later the computer science total had more than doubled, to 1,730. Competitive applicants to Computer Science at a minimum come from the top 10% of … If it drops after you transfer, you may feel bad or take it as a sign that you’re not learning the material, but that may not be the case and you can’t beat yourself up over it. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Last year when picking between Georgetown and the University of Maryland, which has a top 20 CS program, I ultimately chose Georgetown, and I am glad that I did! how hard is computer science here compared to somewhere like UMBC? A subreddit for those with questions about working in the tech industry or in a computer-science-related job. /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/ReredditLink.f7b66a91705891e84a09.css.map*/I think we're at the tipping point of a huge growth explosion in the CS industry. But IF we really had to start ranking majors with the best prospects in the future, my bet is still on CS. .FIYolDqalszTnjjNfThfT{max-width:256px;white-space:normal;text-align:center} Forget MIT and Stanford: UW computer science department wins high praise in NYT piece by John Cook on July 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm July 7, 2012 at 5:08 pm Share 59 Tweet Share Reddit Email The table below corresponds to the minimum average (based on prerequisite courses) that was required for admission consideration for September of last year.Please note: The official subreddit of the University of Maryland - College Park, the flagship institution of the state of Maryland. ._2a172ppKObqWfRHr8eWBKV{-ms-flex-negative:0;flex-shrink:0;margin-right:8px}._39-woRduNuowN7G4JTW4I8{border-top:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-widgetColors-lineColor);margin-top:12px;padding-top:12px}._3AOoBdXa2QKVKqIEmG7Vkb{font-size:12px;font-weight:400;line-height:16px;-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-body);border-radius:4px;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-ms-flex-direction:row;flex-direction:row;margin-top:12px}.vzEDg-tM8ZDpEfJnbaJuU{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-button);fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-button);height:14px;width:14px}.r51dfG6q3N-4exmkjHQg_{font-size:10px;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;line-height:12px;text-transform:uppercase;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-ms-flex-pack:justify;justify-content:space-between}._2ygXHcy_x6RG74BMk0UKkN{margin-left:8px}._2BnLYNBALzjH6p_ollJ-RF{display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;margin-left:auto}._1-25VxiIsZFVU88qFh-T8p{padding:0}._3BmRwhm18nr4GmDhkoSgtb{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-bodyText);-ms-flex:0 0 auto;flex:0 0 auto;line-height:16px} Admission to the COE, however, is extremely competitive. Medicine. Start searching for colleges with Computer Science programs right here on CollegeXpress. All being done digitally through applications and data analytics. Us and electrical engineers seem to have the brightest future. Let's say in 5 yrs CS (and engineering) is no longer lucrative. Press J to jump to the feed. It … You definitely don't need 60-80 hours a week to be successful in CS here and I would go as far as to say it's impossible to do 60-80 hours of work even if you tried, unless you're taking 3 400 level CS classes and a couple other very difficult classes. Part of this is that programming, in many ways, is still a new form of creativity. i'm thinking about going to umd to study computer science, transferring from ccbc, i will have 3.5 GPA, and i will have finished calculus 1 and java. Similarly, at Stanford, 20% of one computer science class were flagged for cheating. 2. i'm thinking about going to umd to study computer science, transferring from ccbc, i will have 3.5 GPA, and i will have finished calculus 1 and java. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is the flagship state school of Illinois, the fifth-most populous state of the United States. However, it has a top-rankedcomputer science graduate program: UIUC computer science is ranked #5 in U.S. News and World Report, behind only MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mell… Competitive Programming Club. You are grossly overestimating the ability of the graduating class of CS students. Where’d you hear that they’re making them harder? In fall 2009, there were 792 English majors among U-Md. Data requested and received from the Office of Admissions, December 2016. It'll still be 3 out of 20 that are amazing and companies will STILL be throwing money at those 3 guys hoping they'll sign and stay with the company. Though it's not just about CS majors. Software Developer Club. I wish there was time to do all these things but it really feels like there isn't. Illinois Computer Science offers a variety of undergraduate degree programs, including several innovative CS + X degrees that blend a strong grounding in computer science with training in another field.. It gives you the freedom to pursue interests both within and outside Computer Science. US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects out to 2022 and most CS related careers projects very positively. i go to cardiff high school, and there is only 4 people who are going to apply for computer science! 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People from all sorts of STEM fields are migrating to software engineering to fill the demand. An education in advanced math also provides a strong foundation for Computer Science, since many concepts stem from Mathematics. Agreed, it feels more about finding work that you can tolerate and enjoy, and not so much work that will keep a roof over your head. Is it like a hipster thing to think negatively about CS because it's gotten too popular? Be admitted to the Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (EECS) major in the College of Engineering (COE) as a freshman. So good luck, since you already have some math/programming experience you should do fine. 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The starting sequence are all weed-out classes and I heard that they're making them even harder next year. That's a GOOD thing. Whether you’re a computer science graduate keen to explore new frontiers in data science or a professional who knows data is the future of your business, a master’s degree in data science could be just what you need to catapult your career and earning potential. 60-80 hours is definitely a stretch, I'd say depending on your courseload, 5-15 is all you need. Computer Science is part of the Faculty of Mathematics, which means that we have a lot of specialized resources and events for Math students. The Computer Science BSc program includes the general Science requirements, with further choices in mathematics courses, a thorough grounding in computer software design, and a broad choice of other studies in computing. 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This option leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. how hard is computer science here compared to somewhere like UMBC? New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the cscareerquestions community. I think CS graduates are only a part of the equation. But personally, I'd go into English Lit or Zoology, just because those are the things I would've picked had I not wanted a degree that'd land me a stable job. Tutored low-income students in his hometown in Mexico. They can't afford to lose you in a year because they're cheap and you left to a company that pays decent market rate. Competitive Averages for Admission Consideration. So you're saying 17 out of 20 CS grads won't have a job in the future? This page outlines the minimum requirements for the UBC Department of Computer Science. In a nutshell, there are and will continue to be many companies that give good paying jobs to students with a combination of decent grades, relevant experiences, or cool projects they've worked on. Overall CS major is on an uptrend but so are a handful of other engineering majors. Would it be healthy for CS related majors and careers to have our rates down-trending? This is what I want to do. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions … Also from what I know, COGS(cs path) is same with CS. Transportation. Holders of computer science degrees were the graduates who were most likely to be unemployed in both 2009 and 2010, according to figures from the UK's Higher Education Statistics Agency. Guidance and expertise for the computer science degree program is provided by academics from top universities and industry leaders from global corporations who compose our Computer Science Dean’s Office and advisory board to create a high quality, competitive degree program. And then there are factories, assembly lines, etc. Maximized his computer resources in his hometown by enrolling at an early age in a computer programming outreach initiative. So yeah, it's pretty challenging and makes you work, but I think that it's immensely rewarding if you put in the effort. Traffic patterns are highly inefficient. You should choose Computer Science if you like math, logic, or if you want to get into a specialized field in CS such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, security, or graphics. She is a biorobotics researcher at CMU, and she is pursuing an additional major in Robotics. Medical surgery. Don't forget Computer Science with low to mid 80s this year! In any case, Computer Science will give you a broad foundation of skills that can be applied to a variety of careers and will serve as a competitive advantage in a crowded job market. Consider all the non-tech things of a decade ago that are now fully electronic and under the purview of some software developer. Competitive programming is a mind sport usually held over the Internet or a local network, involving participants trying to program according to provided specifications. Restaurants will become giant vending machines. Fast food workers. Just stay on top of your work. Humans killing each other is mindless violence. 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