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computer information technology vs. computer science degree

Mike Pirrone
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Joined: Oct 30, 2001
Posts: 33
I really don't know where to start as I have so many questions. Firts things first I have just finished up my AA degree in Jax, FL. and have been accepted to the University of North Florida and the University of Central Florida in Orlando both as a major in computer science. A master's is still a times away to think about but its definately my next ojective after my bachelor's. Some professors at my school were telling me that UCF had one of the best computer programs in the state but I can't find any comparisons between the two schools. I have tried websites, emailing people and even talking to professors but I cannot find any unbiased information. Now while speaking to the UCF computer department they were telling me that they were offering a new program which was the BS in Computer Information Technology. What kind of job opportunities would that degree offer? And would it be worth switching to that major instead and moving to Orlando. I'm only 21 so this is a pretty big decision for me. I have only taken one Java class so far but I would love to be certified in a year or however long it takes. Much thanks to all that can help me. Thanks
Joshua Kueck
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Joined: Mar 14, 2002
Posts: 71
I'm not sure about your particular school, but typically Computer Information Technology is an easier degree. It's more business, websight, database orientated, while CS is more math (lots of Calculus ) and theory. If you want to program or be in the software development field, CS is the way to go. If you want to work on databases or websights, etc, you could stick with IT. In either case, make sure the school you choose has class projects. This will help you greatly in search for a good job. If not, try to get an intern.. The knowledge itself will not land you a job, trust me!
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