I graduated from Syracuse University some years ago with a BS in MIS (Management Information Systems). This degree taught me computer programming and how computer programs are used in a business.
As with most mixed major BS degrees you can select the number of computer programming courses and other courses to round out your understanding on how computer a used in this ever changing business world.
Just to show you how different the computer industry is different from a month ago. Microsoft paid $7.5 billion for the Open Source repository GitHub. Microsoft said that if you can't beat them join them. I have been programming with open source languages and applications for many years and never thought Microsoft with join the Open Source world.
Also, a University's major focus regarding computers can be very different. Syracuse University now specializes in Big Data and how it is used in industry to solve problems, etc. Other Universities specialize in other areas--Artificial Intelligence, Computer Systems, Human-Computer Interfaces, Computer Architecture, Algorithms and Data Structures, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Cryptography, 3D Digital Modeling, Computer Game Programming, Object-Oriented Programming and Design . You have to understand what area of the computer industry excites you.
And last, you have to look at the expense of obtaining a BS degree from these Universities. The costs can be quite different and with interest payments that could be a problem with you life style after graduation.
Good luck on you selection!
Leon recommends the following next steps:
- Learn a programming language on the Internet that is currently used in industry--Java, Python, C+
- Improve you skills on the language you selected from beginner, to intermediate, to advanced.
- Learn another language.