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Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:23 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:46 PM
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?
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:00 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:36 PM
I'm not sure how the Canadian system works: would you go on to do a real degree after either of those 2/3 year programs? Because from the course catalog, neither is anywhere close to a 4-year US computer science degree.
The mathematics focus is more along the lines of, but missing the last 2 years worth of courses. The other one is closer to IT - not what you want for working in development, per se.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:53 PM
I would say go for the math because it's generally more useful to learn Math from a teacher. Programming is fairly easy to at least learn the basics of on your own. Not to say teaching yourself college/university level math is impossible, but I always found math teachers more core to my eventual knowledge than CS teachers.
I'm wondering whether the math learned will be more important than getting a headstart on programming. Furthermore, to go back to your point about IT, can't the stuff that's learned in the computer science degree translate over to game programming?
Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:23 PM