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[HELP] Computer Science or Information Technology ? Need advice from you guys!

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  1. AmateRasu

    AmateRasu Power Member

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    Hello there so I was at my first term of my 1st year college studiying bachelor of science in information technology with specialization in web and mobile development. Before I started college I really have huge interest in programming softwares and making bots for marketing andI have chosen BS IT course. I can say it is nice and I learn alot of things but then few hours ago Google team came to our university for an orientation etc.

    I'm really confused because some of people I've seen online who become successful are all graduate of computer science and I checked google job offers to check for BSIT job openings and I have seen only few and the rest of the jobs are for computer science.

    My professor is information technology is a computer science graduate.I'm really confuse of what course to chose I know both of them are good but not sure what to pursue. I'm planning to shift from BSIT to BSCS do you think it is a good choice ? Thanks people :)
     
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    I was in cs my freshmen year. Required too much programming and I'm not very good at it so I switched over to IT doing a system admin path. If your good at programming stay with cs as with programming allows a lot more opportunities for self employment I believe.
     
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  3. AmateRasu

    AmateRasu Power Member

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    yes I can say that I'm good in programming and I suck at managing my websites etc haha isn't it that IT has more self employment than CS ?
     
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    course are almost same, generally few deep basics are missing in IT syllabus (soft computing,mobile computing,AI,,advance Automata) as well few programming languages like C++ or Java in many BSc or BTech University.
    otherwise job offer/package are almost same from any IT Company
    and even bca, mca can apply for a Computer science job
     
  5. AmateRasu

    AmateRasu Power Member

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    any other thoughts?
     
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    Like mathematics? Go CS! Don't like mathematics? Go IT!
    You can learn programming with both. If maths is going to bug you, go for it.
    Am not talking about being good or bad at maths, am talking about liking it or not.
     
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    If you're not sure about which road to walk on, then have a coin and toss it up... If you choose one of the two, then give full attention to that one only and begin liking that field. Else one day in future you're going to hate yourself a lot more because you listened to others and choose a filed that you weren't made for (rather a field which was not meant for you at all)... Find out what your aspirations are and whether you're cut out to suit the field that would help those aspirations.

    Both those fields need an advanced analytical mind, so why don't you begin faithfully practicing that part now onwards?
     
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    AmateRasu Power Member

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    Mathematics is not a problem to me nor programming. I'm just curious what most IT do because as far as I know IT are focused on server,database management and website development while Computer science is for programs,applications etc.

    Thanks for the beautiful answer :) The thing is I both like the course both of them has programming which I like. But I'm really not sure which one of the two courses I mention has the higher chance of landing a job etc. I know it depends on skills but as what I can see right now there is a lot of money to be made by creating a software to do marketing task. Look at the programs like MVB Pro etc. they made hundreds of thousands.

    Can I become a good software engineer with IT or CS ?
     
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    I'm going to apply for Computer Engineering, i know it's hard but it's worth it i think :)
     
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    Wanna make it BIG? then go with computer science.

    i have a computer engineering degree, which is flexible
     
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    I don't have any interest in computer hardware field sorry :)

    thanks for the advice
     
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    Go with CS , you will learn many advanced applications of algorithms , AI , Image Processing, Mathematics etc... I'm also following MSC in Computer Science
     
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    I'm 53 in September and in October I'm starting uni to take a BSc (Hons) Computer Science with business informatics degree.
    It took me ages to decide on which course but I suppose it's down to the individual. I am lucky enough to know people who have degrees
    in Computer Science, Business Informatics and IT. One thing they all agreed on that it was 3 years of mental hell.
     
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    Wow, I would not have pinned you for 53. Wise, sure. But not 53.

    OP, I would recommend Computer Science. There are several programming languages you pick up on the way to your degree and that will benefit you in internet marketing greatly. A good programmer is always needed somewhere. I have a degree in CIS, spent roughly 3 years as a system admin, and I can say from experience, being an internet marketer with programming knowledge is incredibly beneficial.
     
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    I just entered in first year for B.E IT feeling awsome if you are from india and you are interested in little hardware than go for comps if you wanna do just programming go for I.T
     
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    I am not wise and not 53 either... I am 54 and look like 84:(
    Hehehehe
    :)
     
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    I didnt study either of those 2. I learned all I know thanks to pages like Coursera.org, Teamtreehouse, tutsplus, laracasts, MIT open University, etc.
    It all matters on your attitude to learn. If you choose Computer Science and you still like Information Technology whats the problem? You can always have an extra read or join classes as listener to learn both. Dont let the divisions cut your imagination. I am graduated from International Logistics and I do Software Development and love computer science.

    I find Computer Science very useful for International Logistics, Ive already worked with Google Maps and realtime tracking for mobile devices, which is very exciting for me.

    Hope this answer helps you to break the wall in your mind.
     
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    Old enough to be my father ;)

    Didn't know you was that old mate haha!
     
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    I would call some of what you post wisdom. You have been here at black hat world for 6 years. I am sure you have absorbed the information and sorted the useful from the not so useful. :p


    A good point. You do not have to only manage the logs or keep track of the hw/sw, or read books upon books about just one language. You can do whichever part of IT & Computer Science that you enjoy the most.
     
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    My IT and CS program are practically one.It's divided into an MIS-like program focused for the "Business" of IT, and a CS-like program further divided into Databases,Networking,andDevelopment.Until you are really settled into you university I recommend taking course you are interested in. If you find joy in development take a course in Python or java.If you're more into business, and running an online company I'm sure you will find the right classes.In short, take what makes you happy. Worry about your path and "degree" later.