How much math does it take to major in computer science in college? Here’s Lineman’s advice to high school students.
There is one thing you want to focus on before all else: algebra. If you can go into college knowing algebra forwards and backwards, you will be ready to take on everything else. Don’t just focus on how it is done but why each technique works and when it is allowed. Taking pre-calculus or trigonometry in high school may look and sound very impressive, but a strong algebra base is going to be much more useful.
College students typically struggle with computer science because of weak math skills, says Lineman, a math teacher.