Of course, you should study hard and strive for excellence in all your courses. In order to prepare for college, we particularly recommend the following courses:
- Take as much math as possible. A computer science degree requires 22 hours of math, starting with calculus. If at all possible, take a calculus course in high school.
- Take any computer science courses that emphasize structured programming in high-level languages, or take the Advanced Placement course, if available.
- Take physics and chemistry.
- Do well in English. As a student in computer science, you will be required to have the equivalent of 6 credit hours of freshman writing courses, 6 hours of Writing Intensive courses, and a public speaking course. Employers who hire computer scientists need their employees to be proficient at writing reports and documentation and making oral presentations.