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Double Degrees: Computer Science + ?

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User offline. Last seen 14 years 15 weeks ago. Offline
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Good Day!

I was wondering if I should do a double degree, something + Computing.

I would be glad if everyone could give me some input...

Thanks.

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Re: Double Degrees: Computer Science + ?

If you have time for a double degree, there are three possibilities:

1 you are incredibly intelligent or already have a damn lot of programming experience.
2 you are at the wrong university. CS should be almost killing you
3 in "team"work you are not contributing anything

I would suggest one of the following, depending on what kind of CS they teach over there:

- math
- psychology
- biology (especially molecular biology)
- economy

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Re:Double Degrees: Computer Science + ?

Issit?

What were your experience?

Anyway, I am thinking of something less stressful like arts, what do you think?

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Re:Double Degrees: Computer Science + ?

I'm CS + Psych. I really recommend it. It's a great double major.

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Re:Double Degrees: Computer Science + ?
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Spencer wrote:
I'm CS + Psych. I really recommend it. It's a great double major.

Was it hard?

User offline. Last seen 15 years 11 weeks ago. Offline
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Re:Double Degrees: Computer Science + ?

It's very hard. Smiling I'm on my third year... one more to go.

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Re:Double Degrees: Computer Science + ?

Hmmm...

Anyway, I have decided to drop the idea of a Double Degree but rather aim for a Masters immediately, as it would take about the same time.

Thanks for the feedbacks though Smiling

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Re:Double Degrees: Computer Science + ?

Dear Freak,

I'm a CS lecturer (I guess I'm the older here, am I not?) and can tell you something about this theme.

To do at the same time two or more degrees is crazyness. That's sure! But you may do one thing at each time. For instance, you do now CS degree then you do M.Sc. in molecular biology in the simulation area, for instance, and then you do Ph.D. in chemistry in the spatial configurations of chemical compounds, let's say. You know what I mean?

I can tell for myself: I'm actually a Chemical Engeneering who never worked as such. When I was doing this degree I did disciplines of astronomy which I liked very much. Then I did M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering in the phase separation computer simulation. I constructed a simulator which I called 'Led Zeppelin'. It was and is free for anyone who wished that. (my freesoftware vision was just starting to pop out)

But I was very said because I did like political studies (at that time I was a member of the Brazilian Comunist Party. I left it in 1991). But what could I do if I was already oooold? (I felt that) And also I didn't want to begin from the very start a new degree!

Fortunately, I found out at the time an area of CS which is called 'Informatics and Society' - an interface area between computer and social studies. Then there was no doubt for me, I jumped into this area and did my Ph.D. in this area, part in Rio de Janeiro and part in Edinburgh, Scotland.

So, Freak, life is open to many paths we may construct and change at any time!

I hope of getting to help in some way.

Monserrat.

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Re:Double Degrees: Computer Science + ?

Hi monserrat, thank you for sharing!

May I ask how old you are?

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Re:Double Degrees: Computer Science + ?

Kein problem, Freak!

Ich bin 40 years old. But I feel myself as 20 or 25 Laughing

And you? Can I ask you someting? Is that chat working porperly. I wonder if we could use it to know each other "personally".... :-D

See you,

Monserrat

PS: may I use this message to try out some bottoms?

http://www.dcc.ufla.br/~monserrat

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Re:Double Degrees: Computer Science + ?

Dear Freak and Anyone,

What are these HP, MP and EXP that appears aside our features like name, avatar and so on?

I'm curious about all this virtual things! :quoi:

Monserrat.

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