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Old 02-26-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Math vs. Computer Science for Game Programming

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I'm choosing between two college programs, one more focused on mathematics, called computer science and mathematics, and the other more focused on programming, called computer science. The computer science and mathematics course is a pre-university program, which means that i can probably learn everything the computer science course taught, except later in university.

The computer science course is a three-year program, meaning that you are expected to get a job immediately after. Either program I choose, I plan on going to university in computer science later.

I'm wondering, which college program will lead me to a more successful career in game programming?

Computer Science and Mathematics(Click ''learn more'' to view program brochure):
http://www.champlainonline.com/prosp...ce-mathematics

Computer Science(Click ''learn more'' to view program brochure):
http://www.champlainonline.com/prosp...mputer-science
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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I'm wondering, which college program will lead me to a more successful career in game programming?
Nobody can tell your future for you. A better question, one that I ask you: which degree would you prefer?
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Nobody can tell your future for you. A better question, one that I ask you: which degree would you prefer?
Well, the problem is, I don't know enough of the game programming side to know whether advanced mathematics will be helpful vs. a job attained more quickly with the computer science degree.
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Well, the problem is, I don't know ... whether advanced mathematics will be helpful vs. a job attained more quickly with the computer science degree.
Right. Nobody does. So, once again: which program would you prefer? Don't try to please some hypothetical future employer. Try to please yourself for once (you're always thinking of others!). Maybe this will help:
http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson40.htm
And this:
http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson25.htm
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