I've been into head first java and am looking at getting certified and possibly certified in EJB and/or Servlets. BUT, my question is should I also go back to school? Most of what I've learned in web development is self-taught and is the way I prefer to do things. Is it a necessity to go to school to earn a B. Comp. Sci. degree to be employable?
If all you ever want to do is create web stuff via servlets/jsp and whatnot, a full blown CS is massive overkill. The amount of mathematics, physics, hardware and theory a CS degree typically requires will get you quite off the track you mentioned.
Some sort of multimedia degree would not be, you might want see what sorts of options your local universties computer science department offers, and talk to an advisor.
"Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes" - Edsger Dijkstra
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