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Why Major in Computer Science?

Information from: http://computingcareers.acm.org/
homes.cs.washington.edu/~magda/freshman2006.ppt

What skills do you need?

What would you do?

    1. I have a bag of candy to give away
    2. Put your name and vote on piece of paper.
    3. If everyone in the class says “share”, the candy is split equally.
    4. If only one person says “I want it”, he/she gets the candy to himself.
    5. If more than one person says “I want it”, I keep the candy.

What is the best strategy? What will people do? Computer scientists are problem solvers and create programs to react to real people.

Is computer science right for You?

  • Do you enjoy problem solving?
  • Are you good with technology?
  • Are you curious?
  • Do you love to figure things out on your own?
  • Do you want to learn to develop a cell phone app?
  • Would you like to learn to make social media better?
  • Do you like science and math?
  • Are you creative?
  • Do you like to build things?
  • Do you want to help others?
  • Are you concerned about the environment?

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Why computer science?

  • Impact
    • Advances in computing drive advances in all other fields
    • Advances in computing power the economy
      • Not just through the growth of the computing industry –through growth throughout the economy
    • Advances in computing change the way we live, the way we work, the way we learn, the way we communicate
  • Unbelievably exciting intellectual opportunities