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Bachelor degree in CIS

By powerplay ·
I'm thinking of getting a degree in computer information systems. Is this a degree worth the time and money. or does anyone have a better idea of a degree to get?
Thank you

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by john_wills In reply to Bachelor degree in CIS

Dijkstra said long ago: if I had to choose programmers I would chosse on the basis of excellent command of the native language. And you will understand the grammar of your own language better if you can compare it with that of others. Knowing how to read Latin really does help you write better VBA and SQL. But get a lot of math in too if you can.

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Tough one right now

by pgm554 In reply to linguistics

The was a story the other day on Bill Gates at
MIT trying to pursude folks to go into compsci.

Seems as if enrollment for the major is down 30%.

Perhaps they see something we don't.(Long hours,and the loomimg dreadnaught of cheap global compsci people from the 3rd world).

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Thank you

by powerplay In reply to Tough one right now

Thank you i will look deeper into it before deciding.

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Worth It!

by KGibson19 In reply to Thank you

CIS is very useful becuase of the robustness of the curriculum. The good thing about CIS is that it ties in technology with business. Knowing how technology works in the business is invaluable to any organizaiton and after a few years work experience you should have employers begging you to work for them. Especially in these times when companies are doing everything they can to streamline processes with computers and eliminating paper with document imaging systems, a CIS degree will definitely be worth the time and money.

Also, If you are looking for a more managerial approach, check into MIS


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