I want to be a software programmer, but my brother said I don't know anything about computers. However, isn't that why we go to school?
Like, I know nothing about computers AT THE MOMENT, but isn't that why we go to colleges that specialize in that field? To learn more about it?
- Sam SpayedLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Yes, but . . .
If you were interested in computer science, one would have expected you to take at least one class in high school. Most college students, even in your introductory classes, will have a little background in computer science, so you might find yourself a bit behind in knowledge.
And, how do you know you want to be a software programmer, when you haven't had any experience in the subject? It might sound cool, but you don't know if you'll hate it or not.
I mean, what would you think of someone who decides they want to major in chemistry and become a chemist, without having taken a chemistry class in high school? They might think it's an interesting subject, but they don't really know anything about it.
I'm not suggesting that you shouldn't look into a computer science major, but, you know, proceed with caution.
- fcas80Lv 71 month ago
You are both right.
There are many online resources to learn to program. Why not pick a computer language and see what you can learn about it? R and Python are common languages. Write some simple programs and see if you like programming.
- JohnLv 61 month ago
You are correct. At some point, everyone is a total rookie at everything they do.