Weekend Reading CCVI

by uber

Why do so few people major in computer science?

It’s worth reading this article to the end, since the revisions answer the question, but reveal an interesting trend. I certainly felt the force of the market as a student 99-03. The years before me were packed with computer engineers, my year and the years after packed with civil engineers. Then their boom became a bust, too.

The fact that programmer and computer science major are not as tightly coupled as, say, doctor and medical student is also a factor. I know many refugees from the shores of mathematics, physics, engineering, and other distant isles who are now programmers of some sort.