I gotta admit math is my weakest subject. Furthest math class I made it to in HS was pre-Calc
I've always been a nerd at heart and love computers/electronics, so I figured why not "do something you love". Plus it beats the hell out of majoring in psych/criminal justice when I have no intentions of going to graduate or law school.
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How good at math do you need to be to major in Computer Science?Gentleman of Leisure
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The actual computer science stuff you don't really need to be math heavy at all and will be able to get through knowing just pre-calc.
However, it probably depends on your program. Mine, for example, required me to take Calc I and II, Discrete Math, and a couple of Calculus based Physics courses, all of which are obviously math heavy.
So while the CS classes aren't really "math heavy" a lot of the other stuff they'll have you take is, which might be a problem for you if you don't dedicate yourself to it."ohhhh, ok thanks. i thought it meant PIInuTButter since this is a body building website." - GuhleeMonAhnuld
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I think it depends on the school. At mine, we only had to go up to Calculus 2, plus a couple other high-level math classes (discrete math, some others I can't remember, etc.) Computer Engineers had it worse, they had to go up to Calc 4 I think."The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black.
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It takes math, but actually using Math in a lot of applications? Really depends what field you go into. What seperates good programmers from bad programmers is their ability to logically think out a problem and design a solution, not their math skills.
That said most degree's require a fairly high level of math.
Most out here require
3 Calculus Classes
Linear Algebra(Matrix Math)
That said you also have to have a lot of general education stuff like Physics, which is quite calculus intense at parts.
Its not that hard, honestly the main reason i switched from EE to Software was because I kept failing hard at math and EE is ALL math.Join KIVA - Donate to those in need around the world! Free $25 for signing up!
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