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Is it to early to think of?

  1. Oct 8, 2011 #1

    Maroc

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    Hey PF,

    I am a 1st year Computer Science(hons) student in University. I am pondering the thought of continuing with my education after Bsc to obtain a Msc. The thing that is holding me back is that I also want to major in something else after I completed my major in CS. What do you guys think about this?

    Thanks PF.
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2011 #2

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    Is your new major going to be something that you can apply CS to? If so, go for it. Having that CS skill-set may open doors for you if you can apply it to your new field - especially if you can demonstrate the applicability to a prospective employer.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2011 #3

    Maroc

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    I was thinking a major in Physics. Good point turbo.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2011 #4
    Although i can not guarantee its accuracy, to the my knowledge computing skills are very valuable in physics both theoretical and experimental. Better you are at architecture and error analysis, better you can implement your algorithm skills to your calculations. From what i see in my computational physics courses the most valuable skill would you can get accurately guessing the errors and be able to implement/create better algorithms to minimize the error or maximize the calculation speed according to the problem you are working with. If you are thinking of double major, i would advice you to be better at mathematical skills as much as you can imagine. You will always use both computer and both your mathematical skills in physics later.
     
  6. Oct 9, 2011 #5

    Maroc

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    That is true. Thanks for your input.
     
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