After a long bumbling few years and with much help on various thread from the physics forums folks, I think I am now going to take the path of least resistance and finish up my CS degree. Prior I had planned to go through with a physics degree, but it just isn't practical at this time and I want to get out of school for at least a few years sometime soon. So I don't really want to go the typical CS route and become a boring Java developer or something, I'd like to get involved in scientific computing and computational science. I figure I'll do some independent study and research as my school doesn't offer too much in this regard. Will I have to get a math minor to be really competitive in this field? I'd like to head into a Master and/or slightly possibly a Ph.D. in this field in the future, what else should I consider as I'm finishing up my degree. Also, where does one find jobs in scientific computing? As much as I look all I can find is the typical IT type jobs, I'm not really sure to look for something more specific to my interests and get a sense of my career options. Thanks again Physics forums.