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Do the BS if you want to get into a good graduate school. BS programs are often more rigorous than BA programs. Plus, a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science sounds a little odd versus a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, don't you think?
BS programs are often more rigorous than BA programs.
You cannot make any generalizations about someone's degree program based on whether they earned a BA or BS, because every university has completely different policies as to what is different between the two degrees.
Given that the BA has more general electives and less CS requirements as well as a shorter prerequisite structure, the BS would likely take a semester longer to achieve.
How much research do students typically pursue during their undergraduate years?
Hazelorb, if you do not mind, I'm going to ask you to expand a little more on your statements regarding research. How much research do students typically pursue during their undergraduate years? I was under the impression undergraduate work consists solely of coursework while graduate school is where all the researching commences. Please explain, this is new to me.