Originally Posted by celegorm
Odds are though his school won't cover all the math he needs to take for Software engineering. I'll be through calc 4 + differential equations + linear algebra by the time I graduate with that major. That said, it is a way that can be gone. If you are interested, and happen to like math (or you just don't believe me), you can see the curriculum
I believe there is a network managment major out there. If not, Computer science and possibly Management Information Systems (MIS) might be something for you too.
I'm a senior in high school right now and am taking college classes (in Minnesota it's called Post Secondary Education Option; they are free and replace high school classes). So, I'll have about a 2 year jump start on college and have almost all of my gen. eds. completed by the time I go to "real" college since I started the PSEO program my junior year.
I've got a 4.07 GPA and like a 27 ACT (please don't thinkg I'm trying to brag, I'm not at all!), so I qualify for a full scholarship at the school I'm looking at. So, with the "extra" two years I'll have (since I won't need to do any gen ed courses) I figured I'd double major.
I began looking at IT, but couldn't find a 4 year bach. degree for it...just 2 years Associates and whatnot. Anyways, I finally started looking at 4 year degrees dealing with computer science and decided they weren't worth it due to all the math (my weak point; I'm very slow at it) I'd have to take. Pre-Calc and Stats are enough for me. I really wanted to major in IT and Business Management since I want to own (on a larger scale then I do now) my own business--hopefully dealing with computers. IT is more hands on...more dealing with what I'm doing now--fixing and building computers. I HATE the software side of things because of the math and frankly, I don't want to sit at a computer typing code all day (no offense...if that's for you, congrats).
Anyways, long story short, I ditched the idea of a computer major all together and am now planning on doubling in Bus. Mgmt. and Secondary (high school) education to one day become a high school business teacher. I'm also hoping to find a decent minor in computers that would allow me to teach some computer classes. I've decided I'd keep my life-long dreaming of owning my own business on the side right now--I'll address it at some point in time.
Just thought I'd rant a bit