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blueyfooey 06-23-2012 12:04 AM

My Major
 
I'm not quite sure what to do, and I'm pretty worried. My major (well, the major I'm working towards right now) is Chemistry. I want to earn a job in a game developing company, a desire I discovered only a few months ago. I don't know if this major will be an extreme liability however, and I tried switching to Computer Science in the engineering department. However, to get into that major, you need to take the classes, and to take the classes, you need to be in the major. Assuming I manage to get into the classes, I'll end up having to stay in college for at least an extra two years. Will this major be okay? Or should I try for something else? Thanks for any input! Any advice is valuable at this point.

tsloper 06-23-2012 05:20 AM

Re: My Major
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blueyfooey (Post 28475)
Chemistry. I want to earn a job in a game developing company
I don't know if this major will be an extreme liability
Will this major be okay? Or should I try for something else?

What kind of game job do you aspire to? You didn't say.

Read these:
http://www.igda.org/games-game-march-2010
http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson12.htm
http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson7.htm
http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson34.htm

Jedejane 06-28-2012 08:18 PM

Re: My Major
 
From just a little bit of research, getting a degree in computer science is really promising even if you didn't want to do game development. But depending on what you want to do, maybe you'll want to major in CS and then minor in something else? In my opinion, if you have the chance to do another 2 years to pursue something you enjoy, it'll be way worth it.

blueyfooey 07-01-2012 11:44 PM

Re: My Major
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tsloper (Post 28478)

Thank you. The links helped a lot. I want to go for game design. I don't know if my major would hurt me there.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jedejane (Post 28508)
From just a little bit of research, getting a degree in computer science is really promising even if you didn't want to do game development. But depending on what you want to do, maybe you'll want to major in CS and then minor in something else? In my opinion, if you have the chance to do another 2 years to pursue something you enjoy, it'll be way worth it.

I might attempt to switch schools and start over, but the only reason I'm not going for another 2 years is because I don't want my parents to spend that much money on me.

tsloper 07-02-2012 07:59 AM

Re: My Major
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blueyfooey (Post 28525)
I want to go for game design. I don't know if my major [chemistry] would hurt me there.

Nobody but a fortuneteller could say for sure, but it shouldn't necessarily be a liability. Read FAQ 3 and FAQ 14 on my site.

codeplus 08-04-2012 10:59 PM

Re: My Major
 
Degree in graphic design can be useful?

tsloper 08-05-2012 06:01 AM

Re: My Major
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by codeplus (Post 28672)
Degree in graphic design can be useful?

codeplus, you appended your question on somebody else's question.
That's called "hijacking a thread."
I'm locking this thread because it's been hijacked.
Please start your own new topic or question, and express your question better.

Useful for what? What is your end goal, what country do you live in?
Anything "can be useful" but without the context it's difficult to give you a useful answer.


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