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Computer Science vs. Computer Information Systems degree

J Rod
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Which degree is more valuable in job market and applying for Medical School?
Anayonkar Shivalkar
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J Rod wrote:Which degree is more valuable in job market and applying for Medical School?

Welcome to CodeRanch!

Please, TellTheDetails. Since the term 'Computer Science' has different meaning in different nations, please let us know which one you are talking about (e.g. is it USA?).

Going by name, it seems that Computer AND Information Systems would be helpful, but that's just my opinion. It would be difficult to comment on it unless we have actual course contents.

Lastly, I'm not very sure why Computer degree is required for Medical school.


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Anayonkar Shivalkar (SCJP, SCWCD, OCMJD, OCEEJBD)
J Rod
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The U.S.

I am interested in Radiology. So I was opting for the CS degree with the 5 courses need for any admission into a Med school in the U.S.

prior to the entering medical school, applicants need a Bachelors degree (in any major of their preference), pass the MCAT and complete 5 courses.
Paul Clapham
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If I understand it right, applying to med school requires pretty much any old bachelor's degree. So if both your CS and CIS degrees are suitable bachelor's degrees then it really doesn't matter which one you take. (Check the details of the degrees, of course.)

As for the "job market"... you're thinking of Plan B, which would come into play if you didn't get into med school, correct? It's hard to say which degree would be more useful, since we don't know much about them. If you were seriously looking for a computing career then I'd suggest looking for degrees with co-op programs (i.e. they mix course-work with sending you out to do actual work with actual companies), but it doesn't seem like that's your goal.
 
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