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What major or minor would compliment a Computer Science degree?

It seems that many people are applying for computer science because of the increased growth in jobs. I want to focus on the software aspect (so I would prefer not to do computer engineering or any engineering). I have been looking at Web Design and Software Development but I am not sure which is the best to help my computer science degree and the most attractive to employers. I am kinda leaning to becoming a Software Application Developer (but I am a senior so I am still deciding) if that helps. #computer-science #computer-software #information-technology #software-development

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Satyajeet’s Answer

Computer Science is a great career option. There are many options that you can pursue along with Computer Science as another major or minor.
Here are few I can suggest: Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Psychology, Education to name a few.
It depends on what you want to do in your professional life after finishing your under graduate education.

Thank you comment icon Thank you for your response! As I mentioned in the description of the question, I am considering to be a Software Application Developer. I'm not so interested in Psychology or Operations Research but I have considered Statistics and Education so this was very helpful! Savanna
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Joanne’s Answer

Folks are coming to the realization that businesses live and die by the data that a computer department can provide.


It never hurts to be business literate - consider a business admin concentration so you can speak intelligently to financial terms.

Thank you comment icon Thank you for your recommendation! I have considered business so this really helped! Savanna
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Jessica’s Answer

Anything around project management or Finance. I have some web design background as well and all of it has been an asset and has allowed me to move freely within the company to try different fields. The point is to find something you enjoy doing and compliments your program. Web design does that too. It won't hurt.

Thank you comment icon Thank you for your response! I think Web Design would be pretty cool and I will definitely think about it. Savanna
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Rupal’s Answer

Hi Savanna,

Analytics and creative thinking are very important in software application development. As developer, you need to make sure your code runs fast, accurate and without bug. Algorithms and data structures play a big role in development.

Most of this comes from mathematics and analytics and I would highly suggest taking one of these as major or minor.


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