What's the value of a computer science degree? Is it worth going back to school for? We talk to a computer science student and professor to help us answer these questions. Ashley Fong is a history major who's going back to school to get her CS degree online. She shares how she made that decision and what her experience has been like. Dave Thomas is a programmer who recently became a professor. He shares why he had doubts about the value of the CS degree and how his experience teaching has influenced his opinion.
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Dave is a programmer and adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University
Ashley Fong is a former middle school history teacher and was most recently part of a fundraising team at an art museum. She is currently a student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science through Oregon State University's Ecampus Post-Baccalaureate Program.