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Member Since 11 Sep 2010
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In Topic: Computer Science vs. Information Systems

12 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

I'm not sure what the curriculum is for information systems. If you could point me to the course list I might be able to get a better idea.

With that said, I did computer science in university. I actually entered university as a mechanical engineer thinking that that was what I wanted. However, I never took a single mechanical engineering course. It was the best decision of my life. Not only do I love what I do, but I get paid for doing it. My advice to you is to look at the curriculum and decide which courses you like most and go for the major that requires more of those courses. If you follow your passion, success will chase you instead of the other way around.

Realistically, it is important to remember that everything in the world is just a game of economics. Supply and demand dictate who will get a job, who will get paid more, etc. At least in the United States, where I live, the number of students who pursue a math heavy course are far fewer than the number of students who pursue non-math heavy courses. This is the underlying reason why engineers are in such demand and are so well paid. The demand for good engineers is far more than the supply of good engineers.

Here's a sampling of IS courses:

 

Intro to Engineering
Intro to Computer Science I/II
Analytic Geometry and Calculus A
Discrete Mathematics I
Statistical Methods
Data Structures
Business Telecommunications Networks
Accounting I/II
Intro to Software Engineering
Physics I/II
Operations Management
Database Systems
Intro to Marketing
Systems Analysis and Implementation
 
I guess the fundamental difference between the CS major and the IS major that I see is that CS requires more math and science which is something I'm not as good at. I feel like I might regret not buckling down and taking the more difficult classes once I get out in the world looking for work. I'll feel stupid if I can't get the job I want because I didn't take a couple extra math classes in college. I'm just not sure if that will be the case.

In Topic: Computer Science vs. Information Systems

12 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

I'm majoring in computer information systems... I hope what you're saying isn't true lol

That's why I'm asking! I hope it's not true because I'd rather do Information Systems.


In Topic: Best way to "legit" restock in Google Chrome?

16 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

We can't add Userscripts thing in chrome anymore :( But thanks anyway

You can install userscripts using Tampermonkey.

In Topic: SOTW #49 Voting!

08 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

Can't really seem to figure what's so special about the 2nd entry? Cuz it's moving or what...?

Pretty sure it's Slender Man.

In Topic: [GUIDE] How to Quickly Improve Your Stamps Count

07 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

You should be able to make a list using the Item Database and this guide, but I don't have any lists myself.