|Originally posted by Joss Weatherby |
Don't have a major planned out yet, and it'd probably be Winter 2015 when I graduate.
Honestly it seems stupid to keep going to school for CS stuff. I look at every single high level CS class and its either something you will NEVER use in the real world and I already know how to do it (or could figure it out in a week or two) or its so simple that I already know it.
At least in graduate level courses you get into stuff thats so abstract that its purely useful on a research level... Compiler design is senior level under-grad/graduate school work though, and well I just decided to pick it up and start learning it and I've got pretty much the basics down in 2 months of working on my own.
Ok, but have you sat these classes? Or, have you skimmed through the syllabus? How far into your math requirements are you? I had a surplus of math courses when I transferred to my CS undergrad program since I couldn't handle being a Physics major with little to no job prospects outside of academia.
A CS senior in most four year unis obtains a working knowledge of Computer Architecture and Virtualization. My first job was as a junior programmer using the .NET foundation working on sockets and network programming.
A CS degree does not necessarily make you a good programmer. The thing is, you have to stick to the plan--if you want to major in CS you have to sit those classes, even if overqualified for them. This is a big issue.
You should focus on completing all math requirements : Cal 1-2 Discrete Calculus of Finite Differences your Calculus-based physics1-2. These should keep you busy for a while. Remember, you might be brilliant, but to graduate you have to pass.
Best of luck.
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