Myth 3 - Computer Science is only suitable for science students as it requires a strong background in Mathematics.

Myth Three - Computer Science is only suitable for science students as it requires a strong background in Mathematics.

 Question Computer Science is suitable for students from all kinds of backgrounds including students from arts and commerce/business classes provided that they have a reasonably good logical mind.

  • Although Computer Science is founded on Mathematics, some subject areas in Computer Science do NOT require a very good knowledge in mathematics such as Software Engineering and Human Computer Interface.
  • Even for some subject areas which may require some knowledge in Mathematics, such as Database Systems and Operating Systems, they mainly concentrate on the applications of Mathematics techniques instead of the study of particular mathematical formulas.
  • For learning Computer Science, having a good sense of mathematics, such as a good logical mind, is often more important than an extensive background having mathematics.