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mk  ·  2775 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Questioning University
Ha, np. Like I said, I don't think a CS degree isn't worthwhile, but considering that the time and money spent is the same, I think you can get more bang for your buck. One problem I find with CS programs, is that people come into them with such a wide range of skill, and I think that is pretty disruptive. When you enter a math or physics program, they test you from the outset and make you take prerequisites without credit if you are not up to par.

My university's CS department didn't have any programming skill prerequisite as far as I know. It would be a different thing entirely if it were expected that every student should be intermediate programmer before taking classes for credit.