Without getting into too much detail about my own history, I'll be a junior in college this fall semester. My Bachelors Degree is "Computer Science" (the other degree offered being "CS - Information Technology" which is a bit more hardware based).
My end goal is to be a programmer (on a development team), preferably for game development. From what I read online, the most valuable thing in the industry is -EXPERIENCE-, and usually a BS in CS (or a related field).
What worries me is this: A friend of mine attends Digipen ("the Nintendo college"), and according to him I have little chance of actually getting anywhere in the game development industry - because I am not getting a degree that is specifically game related.
Now, I'm fairly certain that when it comes to experience, I'll be quite prepared for the entry-level field of programming jobs. I'm just worried that I'm shooting myself in the foot for getting a degree that won't compliment my goals.
Thank you for your help,
PS: my strengths lie in engine development, artificial intelligence, encryption, and security.