Originally Posted by Asystole
How do you only have a year or two left in a Computer Science degree and not have any programming experience?
I wholeheartedly recommend C++ Primer Plus if you want to do C++ programming. Not only is it just an awesome book altogether, but it's the book they start you C++ programming with at Digipen, a gaming school.
I believe he/she was talking about doing a Computer Science master's degree after completing an undergraduate degree in another discipline.