Need advice--should I pursue second degree/major if it will only take one semester?
I am very interested in Digital Media, but a degree in digital media is not very valuable, so I will not be majoring in it. I will be majoring in computer science instead to learn how to create advanced forms of interactive media (software, complex web sites, simulations and video games, etc.) and will use my free electives to take communication courses that involve digital media (video production, game design, compositing and special effects, animation, etc).
I am currently at a small, private university called Pfeiffer University, and will be transferring my junior year to UNC at Chapel Hill to study computer science. There is no computer science department at Pfeiffer University so I won't be able to begin my computer science studies until I transfer. So a few of the communications courses I take will be taken at my current school.
I do not have enough free electives available to secure a double major at UNC without taking an extra semester. Also, the small school I'm at now has a second degree program in which students who have already graduated with a bachelors can get a second degree by fulfilling only the major requirements, as long as at least half of the major requirements are fulfilled in residence. Given that several of my communication electives will be taken before I transfer, I will have the second degree program mostly fulfilled before I even graduate with my first degree. That said, it will only take one semester at the small school AFTER graduating from Chapel Hill to earn a second bachelors degree in Communication with a concentration in Digital Media.
1.) Would having a second degree or major in communication (digital media) be worth the extra semester of no income?
2.) Would the second degree in Communication (digital media) complement my computer science degree/major at all or would employers not care?
3.) Are there jobs for which my double degree/major would be in high demand and grant me higher pay than just a computer science degree would by itself? If so, please give examples.
If you said yes to the above questions, please also answer this: which of the following would be more beneficial?
~A double major from Chapel Hill in Computer Science and Communication Studies with a concentration in Media and Technology Studies and Production?
~Two separate degrees--one in Computer Science from Chapel Hill, and the other in Communication with a concentration in Digital Media from Pfeiffer University?
Look forward to hearing your opinions!