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What are the possible career choices for someone who might double major in computer science and pharmacology or int. business?

I am currently learning AP computer science. I am still deciding what I like at the moment, but those three things interest me the most. I am not sure what my choices will be once I attain those degrees. #computer-software #business #pharmacy #international #international-business


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Eden’s Answer

Hey Hailin, here are some career choices I found;


  1. International Business with Computer Systems related concentrations
  • Electronic marketing
  • Managment information Systems
  • International finance
  • International Marketing
  • Legal issues in international commerce
  • International negotiation

2.Pharmacology with Computer Systems related concentrations

  • Computational biology and bioinformatics




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Leon’s Answer

I have a BS degree from Syracuse University in Management Information Systems (MIS).

Information from Syracuse Unveristy's website.

https://ischool.syr.edu/academics/graduate/masters-degrees/ms-in-information-management/

http://coursecatalog.syr.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=14&poid=7189


"The MS in Information Management (IM) from the iSchool uses an interdisciplinary approach to learning and understanding information technology. Here at the Syracuse University iSchool, we believe that information management means using your unique professional and academic background to develop an approach to information systems that will benefit people and organizations alike.

Our curriculum combines management and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) courses to deliver a balanced education and prepare graduates for a wide range of positions in the information field. "


Syracuse University is only one example of a University that provides an MIS degree. There are many more around the country that offer similar courses.


Because I was interested in computer technology I took more technology courses but still took the other management courses to round out my education. Later when I worked at General Electric I took computer courses during my lunch hours.


Leon recommends the following next steps:

Take Economics, Accounting and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) courses at school to prepare for your double major and get the best grades possible.

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Susan’s Answer

Well, what comes to mind is using the computer science degree coupled with any other major to produce an application or technology related services. Or, use to improve the business processes and use of technology across a domain area such as pharma, business, financial services, etc. But I think you need to be more specific in what you want to achieve as I assume a pharma major take more schooling than computer science or int. business (PHd vs not )


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Gail’s Answer

Hi Hailin, great question. You are at a great point in your life where the possibilities are open and choices are many. Get lots of exposure to career day, etc, so you can see what may interest you. Information Technology has applications in just about every type of business these days, they all use computers and they all have specialized applications that apply to their business. For example, pharmacology intensively uses computers to formulate new medicines and to tabulate trial results. Also, computer applications are directly used to track and fill prescriptions and to communicate with doctors about prescriptions. So you could combine the two skills for a lucrative career. Good luck, I hope you find a career you love.


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