Is a Computer Science Degree Worth It?

Is a Computer Science Degree Worth It?

Is a computer science degree worth it?

So this was a video a TON of people requested. It’s the first video I’m doing of this type and if it does well then there will be many more to come. Basically in this video we will be going over specific criteria that are very important when it comes to choosing the right major or degree and then ranking them on a scale from 1 to 10, then at the end I’ll average all of them out and give you a final score.

I’m trying to be as fair and accurate as possible in these videos, but of course at the end of the day it’s just my opinion, so do your own research. I just hope this helps you out a bit.

Enjoy!
~Shane

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50 Comments

  1. Keshawn Johnson on March 13, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    I’m a sophomore in High School taking AP Computer science and java programming classes. Any advice?



  2. Austin L . Ingram on March 13, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Do one for Gender Studies please. I heard there are 6.9 more genders every single day
    Do finance next please! And maybe the benefits/ drawbacks of getting a masters in finance
    Just finished an ap computer science exam. Great timing!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚



  3. Kieron Koh on March 13, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Doing my cs degree right now. Not gonna lie, it sure ain’t easy but it’s definitely something I love doing!



  4. Nilangi Edirisinghe on March 13, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Hi..I’m a fresh graduate of Mechatronics Engineeering. I have a BEng…a 3 year degree. But now I am more interested in computer science more than engineering. How can I switch into computer science ?



  5. Miguel Cotton on March 13, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Hmm. I think I might incorporate some CS classes into my studies.
    Short answer: Yes.



  6. sumera javed on March 13, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Do finance next please! And maybe the benefits/ drawbacks of getting a masters in finance
    Short answer: Yes.



  7. ng Robert on March 13, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Dont go binasat answer call



  8. minh quan Do on March 13, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Here’s another con: CS is not an easy degree to get. I’m currently a graduate student in computer science and I also teach freshman computer science courses (I’m a teaching assistant so I teach labs, professors give lectures), and from what I’ve seen, at least 40% of the freshmen entering computer science will be weeded out by the end of the year. Or as Tren Black would say: business by christmas. Also very important: contrary to what a lot of people think, CS is NOT software engineering. You’re not just going to be writing code all the time, you’re going to have to study algorithms, data structures, formal methods, discrete math, computer architecture, etc. If you don’t like math and you’re not good at math, you better buckle up and start reviewing or you too will be "business by Christmas".



  9. Axl Rose on March 13, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Do you think it’s a good idea to study something microeconomics-administration related (I’m from Argentina and here there’s an specific career for that) while learning to code by yourself? I know in some companies it’s a requirement to know IT even if you’re more into the management area. If I want to apply to a job with these two requirements, do you think I can be full self-thaught(IT speaking) or do I need some qualification (like university courses or something like that). Thanks for your time, I’d really appreciate your advices.



  10. Rafael Duby on March 13, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Just finished an ap computer science exam. Great timing!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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  11. Omar Zaifulizan on March 13, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    im just in it for the money



  12. Explosive Peter on March 13, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Hey Shane, new to your channel but I noticed in one of your videos you talk about how you used explorehealthcareers.org to figure out that you wanna become a pharmacist. Iโ€™m currently in the dilemma where I truly have a passion for medicine and want to become a pharmacist aswell but Iโ€™ve seen job outlook for pharmacist jobs look bleak as the us labor statistics talk about how the supply is becoming overwhelming for the demand for pharmacists and how finding a job as a pharmacist will be hard in the future as their is little to no job growth. Any tips or advice you can give?



  13. Pornima Shinde on March 13, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Can you make a video on industrial engineer ?
    But this video is awesome .
    I am confused between industrial engineer and computer science.



  14. x_sophia.l_x on March 13, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    if you’re willing to, actuarial science i think would help a lot!!



  15. random person on March 13, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Do you also consider the amount of university students enrolled in a computer science degree major currently and its growth rate? Because that would honestly increased competition considering the fact that many international uni students consider working in the US… I would like your opinion on that too. But otherwise love your content, keep it up!



  16. charith Lakshan on March 13, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Thank you dude. This video is really helpful..



  17. T H on March 13, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Hey Shane, I really appreciate your videos even if my degree is useless ๐Ÿ˜‚ This may sound a bit random but could be a video idea. Could you do maybe a video on Jobs that the military could train you in if you really want to retrain as something? I think they do give someone loads of options if someone wanted to get paid to retain as something with regards to a skill and future job.

    Itโ€™s something that I am currently considering given my silly degree ๐Ÿ˜‚



  18. Mista _Wo on March 13, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Looks like I gotta get good at math while taking computer science courses!



  19. Pro Tutoring on March 13, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Won’t these jobs be outsourced



  20. Umang Pahwa on March 13, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Maybe one about MS Financial Engineering. Kudos to this channel.



  21. Diana Salinas on March 13, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Hello, I have a question. Iโ€™m going to start my second year in Computer Science soon, and I want to also get a degree in a foreign language (Japanese). Do you think this would be beneficial? I am already bilingual in English and Spanish.



  22. Emir Kazim Yaran on March 13, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    CS or Medicine for pay and job security?



  23. Nucle4r Penguins on March 13, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Hey Shane would you do a science major tier list? I feel like it’s an area that’s kind of overshadowed by the other STEM fields and would be a good idea to look into. Also awesome video by the way keep up the good work!



  24. Aurko Mitra on March 13, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Great video! I have bets on the automation hype train as well, would you also look at other engineering degrees like Robotics/Mechatronics and Control Systems Engineering?



  25. srinayana patil on March 13, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Can you do one about actuarial science pls!? If I donโ€™t like the career can I switch to a different job with that degree?



  26. Juan Pablo Sans on March 13, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    My brother is a major and he says that is way better prepared than people who learnt outside the university.



  27. Sim Prasad on March 13, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Can you put chemical engineering on your queue pls? Wanna know the truth about it?



  28. Matt Kander on March 13, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    I’ve done two degrees, one majoring in compsci and pscyhology, the other in marketing and information systems. By far the compsci degree offers the most in terms of flexibility past graudation. You can build your own apps / products, work in essentially whatever industry you want (as pretty much every industry has tech), you’re also able to work remotely and have your pick of cities worldwide. You also don’t need a degree to get into the industry. I’ve done a similar video talking about the pros and cons of a CS degree, but this was a good explanation, cheers Shane!



  29. Vu Trang Anh on March 13, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Do finance next please! And maybe the benefits/ drawbacks of getting a masters in finance
    Short answer: Yes.



  30. Sammy Fields on March 13, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Can you please do one for business administration?
    Do finance next please! And maybe the benefits/ drawbacks of getting a masters in finance



  31. Emir Kazim Yaran on March 13, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Hey Man I Love ur videos and thanks for making them.
    Objectively speaking what is the best between, Law, Computer Science and Business Administration



  32. Wardmnq Rickeyybt on March 13, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Can you please do one for business administration?
    Just finished an ap computer science exam. Great timing!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚



  33. Shane Hummus - The Success GPS on March 13, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Here you go everyone.. One of the most requested videos.. Now if I donโ€™t get enough likes for this video, I will be uploading my first tiktok and will be like that for the rest of the year. Up to you



  34. jackelynarias123 on March 13, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    As a Computer Science major, I greatly appreciate this video. Thank you! โ˜บ๏ธ



  35. Dessie Schuller on March 13, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Do one for Gender Studies please. I heard there are 6.9 more genders every single day
    Short answer: Yes.
    Hmm. I think I might incorporate some CS classes into my studies.



  36. Creative 7 Inc on March 13, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Definitely! If there is one thing I am continuing to force myself to learn it’s computer science. With the movement of the market to where it is today, computer science is crucial for pretty much every job. And for the jobs that don’t require it, being able to involve it into that job will only push you ahead of the competition!



  37. Mayowa Paul on March 13, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Please do a video on
    information systems versus computer science



  38. Anas Khan on March 13, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Can you do one about cyber security… because Iโ€™m gonna do my bachelor In computer science but want to know getting a job in cyber security is worth it or not from ur point of view



  39. Exuberentity on March 13, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Is an Animation major better than a Computer Science major when pursuing Game Art and Design degree?



  40. tazrin ahmed on March 13, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Also make something on AI taking up Accounting jobs???



  41. homun tan on March 13, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Could you do the same video but on econs?



  42. Lisa Scanlan on March 13, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Do finance next please! And maybe the benefits/ drawbacks of getting a masters in finance
    Hmm. I think I might incorporate some CS classes into my studies.
    Short answer: Yes.



  43. PerfectorZY on March 13, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    I don’t think ageism exists. It would actually be easier for someone with more experience to pick a new language. Picking up new programming languages or frameworks isn’t hard. The hard part is subtitles that lie in very minute design choices. This is much better suited for a more experienced engineer. Not to mention that most more experienced engineers will spend more time on architecture and very very high levels things kids just out of school or even who have been in the field for 5 years or so would not be nearly as good at. I say all of this as Software Engineer from a top 15 University working in the field. The only way I could see this holding some weight would be if someone completely brand new to the field tries to pick it up in their 50/60s maybe that could be slightly more challenging, but I’ve seen people do it and most companies just want results and could care less about how many gray hairs you have, if anything it’s another perk.



  44. Cailey Mac on March 13, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Hmm. I think I might incorporate some CS classes into my studies.



  45. Maggie Thomas on March 13, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Damn you’re working hard, love your computer science videos, giving the video a like๐Ÿ˜Š
    Do finance next please! And maybe the benefits/ drawbacks of getting a masters in finance



  46. Esther Joy on March 13, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Great vid can you do a information technology



  47. T. Newman Henry on March 13, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Do one for Gender Studies please. I heard there are 6.9 more genders every single day
    Just finished an ap computer science exam. Great timing!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚



  48. tazrin ahmed on March 13, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    The biggest con of cs degree- it is very hard for some people to understand



  49. Tobi The Great on March 13, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    As a computer science major who will soon be working in NYC as a software engineer, I agree with many of the points in this video. My first-year salary will exceed $100k after only a bachelor’s degree. Although this is due to a combination of several internships done during college, the cost of living in New York, and sheer luck and blessings, many of my peers are also finding roles with great compensation.

    if any high schoolers, college students, or even people out of school are considering learning how to code, I strongly urge you all to make the leap.



  50. Raghed Makhoul on March 13, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks a lot