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Should I switch from Computer Science to I.T ?

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  1. sfidirectory

    sfidirectory Senior Member

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    Hi all,

    Am in my 3rd year of study and am thinking about converting to I.T... I am wanting to study something that will really help my web development skills take off and the course i have been prescribed for the last 2 years is starting to become more about computer architecture, which while it is interesting it's not what I am really there for.

    Feel free to share your suggestions and/or experiences :).
     
  2. rakoom2002

    rakoom2002 Supreme Member

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    I would stay in Computer Science. That is my major, Ive gone back and forth between CS and Mechanical Engineering. As far as pay goes computer science is in the top 5 paying jobs straight out of schooling (in the us). Easy to make 80K+ starting. Can be tedious though.
     
  3. count_0

    count_0 Newbie

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    The thing is, it ain't hard to learn php/asp/html/css and graphic design on your own, it just takes reading tutorials and spending some time on that. But learning what makes computers actually tick? With all the maths involved? I find it hard to believe anyone could learn that kinda stuff without school.

    I'm in a computer science course myself, just started actually and while it's really damn easy now (if-then statements?), I know we're gonna go into asm and networking and other cool stuff. I plan to learn some IM and web design side by side by myself, I've been playing around and making sites since like 2002, but I only know xhtml/css/photoshop. Could use some PHP.
     
  4. cozmyz

    cozmyz Newbie

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    no.,computer science is much better than IT
     
  5. solvemyhow

    solvemyhow Newbie

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    Hello,
    I.T comes from CS. So, I would suggest not to change your field.
    In case if you want to learn more code. You can take help of Books, Internet, College Faculties.

    hope this helps :)
     
  6. qrazy

    qrazy Senior Member

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    I would say CS is better because it's important to learn the architecture, hardware/internals and maths than learning more programming languages. If you're strong with the fundamentals, it's easy to adapt to any programming language where only syntax varies most of the time.
     
  7. Shwon

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    Mate for you and your feature Computer Science is better than I.T .:)
     
  8. seeplusplus

    seeplusplus Power Member

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    Stick with CS mate, they must be teaching you C++ or something?
     
  9. GentlemanX

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    If you want money, CS degrees pay much better.
     
  10. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi Power Member

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    So did he end up switching or he stayed with CS? this thread is over 3 years old