In the Computer Science course of university, it offers courses on computing theories that helps you to understand how to develop programs that utilize the computer resources efficiently and you have the exposure on different programing languages, etc.
On the other hand, if you are interesting in programming, I would suggest you start doing programming on some small projects yourself, e.g. using scratch, python, etc. You can try to control the robotic cars, etc. You can gain more experience on programming and learn more different programming languages.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
Parth recommends the following next steps:
You can get started by learning a programming language such as C or Java (either would be a good start towards either degree), however almost any language will help. You can find free material and classes online, including language compilers. In addition to programming classes, math classes are always applicable. When you are ready for formal training, you can get a list of the required classes for a degree at your chosen college.
I would like to make a final comment... A career involving computer programming is likely to be very exciting and can involve a wide range of industries and applications. It will also be a life-long learning process because the technology is always changing.
I am now retired but it was a lot of fun for over 40 years (and I am still involved in engineering and programming).
D S’s Answer
If you mean in school, then I would suggest maths and science subjects. (And obviously computer subjects if they're available!)
Bangaru Raja’s Answer
To become a software developer,
- Take majors in Computer Science
- Understand Logical Reasoning
- Learn and practice Data structures and Algorithms
- Learn a programming language
These should provide the basics required and based on the area of interest in software development you can learn and upgrade skills easily.