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There are 4 comments on Interest in Computer Science Surges

  1. This is part of the slide in standards. The value of a Bachelor’s degree has fallen. Soon it won’t mean any more than what a high school diploma represented in the past. Rigor would fix that. But, as shown here, many are afraid to be challenged.

  2. Professor Sullivan taught my CS111 class back in 2007 and he was phenomenal. Immediately changed my major from PoliSci to CS. Originally planned on being a lawyer, now I’m an engineer. Back in 2007 my friends told me all programming jobs would be outsourced and I was making a mistake. My graduating CS class had 40 people, only one of which was a woman. My oh my, how times have changed.

  3. I am glad to see that the introductory course in CS is more rounded. As someone who has worked in Software Development for years, all of my jobs involved more than just coding.

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