Female Music and Computer Science Double Major C/O 2021
Is there anything you feel either of your majors’ departments do especially well or poorly?
Since Computer Science is still developing, I think right now it could improve in offering more variety of classes that aren’t so much about system operating, or that are just purely theoretical. When I go into class and do a problem set, I [want to feel] like I’m doing more applicable things to real life. A lot of the core classes aren’t like that, so I’d like more options for Computer Science majors in general, especially in the beginning. Also, [there could be] better entry-level classes because the teaching staff here has lacked in terms of accessibility, even when people go in and try their hardest.
For Music, I’m specifically interested in jazz. I want to see more integration of jazz or any non-classical art form, rather than purely music theory classes focused on the classical professions and things like that. This is already happening on a small scale, but again it can improve.
How accessible have your professors been?
Professors are pretty accessible. I have talked about Computer Science in that way because, even when you try and go to office hours with a specific appointment, it has to be short and you end up having to come back, and it still might not be the amount of help you need. In general, professors at Yale are pretty accessible and enjoy getting to know the students and things like that. You can just email them and set up a time.