Computer Programming/Programmer, General
About the Computer Programming/Programmer Major
learning the language of computers? If you major in computer programming,
you'll learn how to "speak" in computer code in order to create and modify software
programs, systems, and applications for computers.
Many programs require an individual or team capstone project to be completed at the end of the program, which usually involves designing and implementing a software program, application, or system from scratch. Along the way, students will develop and hone valuable higher-level life skills, such as problem-solving, ability to follow verbal and written instructions, persistence, patience, and attention to detail. Students will graduate with the skills necessary to become a professional computer programmer, software developer, software engineer, or similar.
A lot of computer programming majors have a bachelor's degree; however, there are entry-level positions available for those with an associate's degree. Take into account your future career goals and choose which one is right for you; there are plenty of options for four- and two-year programs at colleges.