I decided to go with Student Originated Software, though I admit to still being worried as to whether that’s the right choice. We’ll see what happens. I’m really interested in being on more of the executive side of computing or business, but I figure that having a computer science degree will help with bridging the gap between business and technology.
My dad made a point — programmers today are a dime a dozen, and much of the glory of being a programmer is fading. That’s not really why I’m taking the program, though it is heavily software development — the process inherent in software development can be applied in other places, and bridging disciplines and differences is inherent in Evergreen’s Five Foci of Learning. I think I can use what I learn out of this process within a business environment quite successfully if given a chance.
I paid both summer tuition and my Spring 2006 graduation fee today. I’ll be dropping off my graduation application for a combined BS/BA the next time I’m on campus (sometime next week). The BS will obviously be in Computer Science; I figure that the BA will likely be in Writing. Neither of these will actually be on the degree, but I can make the argument with my summative eval that I have enough experience in writing to pull it off.