Is a double major in Computer Science and Economics a valuable double major to pursue?
I am a junior in high school. I'm interested to learn more about what you can do with these two majors and how these two majors can benefit off of each other.
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Michael J Lambie
great question. Double majors with computer science are a great way to double down on your skill sets and a great way to make you super marketable. Comp sci is a great degree to pair with many other disciplines because you can bring your technical knowledge into another field or industry with an opportunity to add automation, process, AI/ML, in addition to helpful workflow tools. Many people who have comp sci and special industry skills tend to want to disrupt an industry. Coders do well when they have a problem to solve. If you have all sorts of problems from the world of econ, there are a lot of places for you to fit in the world. I think another rising factor to consider is the way blockchain and crypto are changing the way the world works in terms of macroeconomic policies. there will be a lot of opportunities here in the future, and the rules are being written today. And additionally, I think adding computer science to the world of econometrics and behavioral psychology will also merit massive opportunities. This could land jobs in finance, capital markets, fin-tech, policy, government, clandestine special agent stuff. so many opportunities. it might be tough, and even if it took an extra year, it could be great fun. and you'd probably get a good chance to get some cool internships along the way!
Hope this helps!
As someone working in technology who majored in Economics, I would definitely say that adding a computer science degree would greatly complement your learning and make you an excellent candidate for the job market. Understanding economics and the foundations of financial markets is essential, and if you're interested in pursuing technology, then computer science is an extremely valuable degree. You will be able to apply your computer science skills to solve economic issues, creating such a well-rounded foundation to strive in the future. Whether you decide to pursue the full CS major, or decide to just do a minor, I think that any computer science knowledge and proficiency in this day-and-age tends to really boost your resume and make you a leading candidate due to the amount of tech-related jobs on the market.