I am 21 years old and I have a 3.2/4.0 GPA. I’m a 3rd year student at a university trying to get my bachelor’s degree for Computer Science. Before you guys read more into detail, I wanted to summarize my journey as a university student.
When I went to college as a 18 year old, I was lost. I started as a Biology major because I thought I wanted to do something in the medical field, but the classes I took weren’t hard or anything, I just didn’t enjoy it. I ended up being a biology major for a year and a half.
I then became a general studies student and stumbled across computer science. Throughout my life, I’ve always been into tech. When I was in highschool, I would always like to play with computers and build some of them with my friends. So I decided to give computer science a try. I knew little to nothing about programming at all.
I’ve taken courses like: intro to Java, 1 and 2, assembly language, data structures, and computer systems so far. All classes have taught me taught me a lot and have been challenging of course. But I am trying to get my bachelor’s degree and I don’t know if I have the passion/effort to finish my degree. The assignments that are given to me, I would just try to do it and get it over with. I don’t have much interest in the classes they offer. I have 1 year left starting this spring to finish 30 more hours. But those 30 hours consist of the last computer science classes. (which are hard)
Being a computer science major for only 1 year and a half, I stumbled across a web developer. I feel like the classes here and degree wouldn’t actually help me with web development. (My university doesn’t offer any classes under web development). I kept researching about what they do and what many skills and languages they have to learn. Only recently, I’ve been looking at HTML and CSS for now. By being self motivated, I went ahead and went to many free learning websites to learn HTML and CSS for a month. I feel very passionate about it and have read many articles/guides to help me become one.
I just need some advice on how should I continue. I’ve had thoughts on dropping out of college to pursue being a web developer. A part of me wants to finish my degree since I only have a year left, but what would I need this degree for if I want to be a web developer? The other part of me just wants to drop college and then pursue my studies for web development.
For those who have taken their time to read this, thank you so much for your advice and comments.