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Hi /g/, I'm a second year chemical engineering student,

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Hi /g/,
I'm a second year chemical engineering student, and I was thinking about switching to computer science. I don't know much about computer science, but I know there is some programming involved. I've done programming in MATLAB, and I've found it kind of interesting. I'm wondering if switching would be good.
TL;DR I'm a second year chemical engineering student with a slight interest in programming, but not much knowledge about the computer science field. Would switching majors be a good move?
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You just wasted a shit ton of money on classes if you switch
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>>51412967
Not some, heavy much math is involved in CS. If you are good at math, specially mathematical proofs, this is a career for you
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>>51412967
How about you take a coding class and see how it is.
Programming is usually either you love it or you slowly rot away in a cubicle hating your life.
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If you live in the usa, no
Still can't believe you guys have to pay for higher education
Also try learning more about programming, take the sicp online course, see if it really is what you want for life
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You're going to get more money from chemical engineering than computer science. Is there any particular reason why you got cold feet?
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>>51412967
Do not switch degrees! Actually do switch. That way you open up a spot for someone who knows what they're doing.

We should encourage people to do CS to decrease the "average salary" and relieve some competition between legitimate degrees.
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>>51413025
He forgot to wear socks

LMFAO!!
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>>51413025
I've never been sure of what I want to major in, so I picked chemical engineering because it makes money. But I tried programming in MATLAB and found it kind of interesting.
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>>51412967
Don't switch. It's easier to gain entry to programming jobs than ChemEng, so you can easily learn it as a hobby and transition into it with much more choice than if you switch degrees.
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>>51412967
>tl;dr
>original post isn't that long
>tl;dr is half the size of the "tl" text
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Is computer science saturated in the US? Particularly California?
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>>51412967
I'm also a 2nd year ChE major who's interested in CompSci. I looked into it and a 2nd major was too much work, so I'm going for a minor in it now. I also took a matlab class and am now in java (though I've taken an intro in high school so it's pretty easy).
Since there's so little overlap I would advise against switching, you'd be so far behind. Maybe look into a minor though.
I have friends whose parents are Chem Engineers, and they have pretty much said your specific discipline isn't a huge deal, many companies just want engineers (I had cold feet and was looking at Systems). So on their word I'm sticking with chem since it is easiest schedule wise at this point. Some of them are project managers now, overseeing other engineers but not actually doing ChE grunt work, if it's not your thing
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Nigger, listen. Asking for academic advice on /g/ is by far the most stupid thing a person could do because this board is full of autistic and childish retards. I would rather as a jailed thug about academic advice than some /g/ fag and I'm not even being ironic about it.
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just stick with chemical engineering and go work for a corn processing plant in the mid west or something
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>>51412967
Don't. Chem eng makes mad bank. If you go CS, you'll just be replaced by rajeet just like Disney did.
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>>51413205
yes
yes
but if your good it shouldn't matter
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>>51413103
Take some extra programing courses then. MATLAB is used everywhere in scientific and engineering fields. You don't need to major in computer science for that.
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Where do you go to school OP?
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>>51413878
Cal Poly Pomona
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>>51413767
I mean I'm interested in programming in general, not just MATLAB.
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>>51413989
I'm kinda in the same boat, OP.
I'm finishing my bachelors applied physics, after which I'm doing a master computer science.
That way I can skip all the bullshit programming like webdev, but still do the interesting stuff like high performance computing and scientific computing.
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