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Topics that should be learned before graduating with a CS Degree [closed]

Feeling slightly underwhelmed with the content in my degree path of Computer Science at my University, I have been attempting to learn on my own. I am looking for direction into topics that will be ...
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Would it be realistic for an amateur programmer to obtain a CS degree in 2~2.5 years at a state university?

Would it be realistic for an amature programmer to obtain a CS degree in 2~2.5 years at a state university assuming time and money is available?
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5answers
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Algorithms that support parallelism?

Incoming 10th grader here. I recently posted about a science fair project idea and someone suggested that I do "The Effect of Parallelism on selected computational tasks." I'm having difficulty ...
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3answers
548 views

Nervous about the “real” world

I am currently majoring in Computer Science and minoring in mathematics (the minor is embedded in the major). The program has a strong C++ curriculum. We have done some UNIX and assembly language (not ...
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7answers
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Is a Master's worth it? [closed]

I know there are a few questions already about getting a Master's degree in Computer Science, but my question is a bit different. I've started programming when I was quite young. I did receive a BS in ...
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9answers
494 views

Should programming schools be more competitive? [closed]

There have been several postings on P.SE about lower quality programming education, and this post from Joel on JavaSchools shows his frustration with the way computer science is often taught. At many ...
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12answers
5k views

Computer Science: Arts or Science? [closed]

Various colleges and universities may offer a degree in Computer Science either as an Arts or a Science. What differences are there between the two? Would recruiters and those who conduct ...
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Should certain math classes be required for a Computer Science degree? [closed]

For a Computer Science (CS) degree at many colleges and universities, certain math courses are required: Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Discrete Mathematics are few examples. However, since I've ...