This is more of a vent post, on what i am feeling from my own comp science degree and my fear graduating from a low quality education.
Its going to be long and i hope to seek advice on my options and how i can improve
i started my comp science major 6 months ago , adding the major on top of my cyber security major which i enrolled.
I have been studying in this school for a year+ now with cyber security as my initial major.
My experience with the school is terrible in terms of the things thought and the quality of the modules given which worries me.
The first thing is that its not a 4 years but a 3 years degree, and anyone who enrolled successfully jumps straight to 2nd year with a local diploma.
So in total there is about only 15 modules needed to graduate for anyone enrolled here. Even though the degree is short , its accredited regionally.
Out of 16 modules thought a few of the modules are needed to be taken in order to graduate such as research, wellbeing etc. So the only relevant modules for a double major is 12.
In total each major has only 4 to 5 core modules.with my comp science only having 5 core modules to take in order to graduate.
This worries me , because every other comp science major ive seen has more relevant modules than mine. And more structured and rigored than my school.
To put it simply , it is bad for its outdated materials and its made easy as compared to what others are getting. I feel i am not getting much for what i am learning from a degree with very basic things thought when i can learn online on my own quickler
As such this is depressing for me , to continue something that is so trash compared to a proper degree with proper education. I feel my hunger for knowledge is not being fulfilled and not getting everything thought in a full comp science curriculum.
I try to make up with it learning things on my own which i have been committed too. But i feel that i lose out to someone who does a proper 4 year comp science degree.
I try to beat the feeling, and perservere in my own way. But i cant help but to feel inferior. To have a trash degree that has a outdated system that is made to help anyone pass.
Transfering school is not an option cuz it means forfeiting a hefty sum. As for why i chose here in the first place , is another long story.
I appologise for my post being whinny, its just frustrating to be part of a for profit education system that i cant do anyhing about.
I am 24 with a year left to graduate, only knowing what i wanted to do 6 months ago. I am doing my best to work on my own so that i can graduate with enough confidence to look for a job