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How versitile is a computer science degree?

I am looking into going into either electrical engineering or computer science and I was wonder which degree would help as I would like to be a sound engineer. Entry into the field is possible with both but which is better? #college #engineer #computer #college-minor #sound-mixing

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Nicole’s Answer

Hi Amir B. Thanks so much for your question. I see that you posted this question a little while ago so I hope my answer to you (or others who may read this response) is still helpful.

I echo the point that a computer science degree is highly versatile. Not only can it provide for a sustainable career but, if you are a person that is curious and likes to learn new things, it is a great field to go into. I say this because it is a space in which you get to learn new ways of doing things and you get to exercise your capacity to learn new tools, including programming/coding methodologies.

I did not pursue a computer engineering degree while I was in college and I didn't do that much programming though I had to do some in order to graduate and obtain my degree. I chose Systems Engineering as my field of study AND I am sooooo glad I took those programming courses. Those courses were the building blocks for me and for some of my peers, some of whom did pursue and complete a computer science degree. And while I graduated many, many years ago, I have pursued and completed many certifications in which programming was an important element. This path has allowed me to take on roles and projects that were and still are highly versatile in nature.

I hope you find this response helpful and I wish you the best of luck!
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Mark’s Answer

Hi Amir,
I don't know anything about electrical engineering degrees, but I have a bachelor's in computer science and have had many different careers in my 30 years of business experience. With a computer science degree I have had the following positions: Mainframe developer, PC developer, CAD manager, LAN Administrator, Software Tools Team Lead, Business Analyst, SAS Testing Analyst, Reporting Manager, Data Analysts, Data Stewardship Senior Manager, and Director of Global Information Services (system security, support, data quality, reporting, and IT projects). There are many other options, those are just the roles I have had with my degree. I believe Computer Science is a very flexible degree that can lead to many different options. My university offered minors in math, business, engineering, or statistics with the computer science degree. I believe a minor in engineering or business with a computer science major could be very versatile.
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