Male Information Technology and Science and Technology Double Major C/O 2020
Is there anything you feel your majors’ departments do especially well or especially poorly?
They’re both smaller majors, which I think is really cool because I get a lot of individual attention. They’re both interdisciplinary, so I’ve been able to take business courses, law courses, and I’m also able to take a lot of computer science and engineering courses. It’s great because the school has a lot of different offerings in both tech and humanities and I’ve been able to take advantage of both sides.
Why did you choose your combination of majors? Are you happy with your choice?
I started in Computer Engineering and was working on hardware, but then I learned that I like software more. I like software in terms of applying it to business problems, so I thought that Information Technology was a good mix of computer science and business. I also like the humanities and law a lot, so Science and Technology Studies offers a lot of courses in law, policy, the environment, and things like that. It was only going to be two or three extra courses and I took them for my humanities requirements and it ended up working out that I liked it. I just added it on for fun.
How accessible are your professors?
It really depends. In the intro courses like Calculus 1 or biology, I’ve found the professors are less accessible. Typically, you’ll get help from your TA’s in those courses. Once you finish your first year, your professors are very accessible.