I am a senior in college pursuing a Major in Music, and Minors in Computer Science in Business. I learned earlier this week about a glitch in my degree planner, making it so I might not be able to complete my computer science minor upon graduation. I’m extremely sad about this because I have been dedicated to learning programming through Codecademy and school this entire year, and have dedicated the better part of every day to self-improvement and practice.
I’m trying to figure out what my options are for searching for a software engineering position without a computer science minor. By the time I graduate, I’ll have a strong foundation in Data Structures and Algorithms in Java and Python, but not really any of the “bells and whistles”. I’m looking into taking Discrete Structures and Software Engineering in the Spring, but am unsure of what is to come of the minor.
Does anyone have experience getting a job with pure skill, instead of a degree or other formal credential? I’m looking to plan my winter break well so I can get ahead of the curve and build up my skills more in case I’ll be applying to jobs with no related degree.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!