BACS or BSCS

<p>Okay i started out college as a math major but decided i did not want to go to grad school and there are not many jobs for a math major so i deiced to switch to computer science i have a problem. I want to take the BSCS but it will keep me in college an extra year and i do not have the money for it, or i could take the BACS and graduate on time. Does the BACS not as competitive as the BSCS, will i not be able to get any good jobs, or will i not be able to work in the engneering or sciences firms? will i strictly be business or something not technical? Both degrees are awarded form the college of engineering, the BSCS is ABET certified but the BACS is not. I have listed the programs courses and requirements below.</p>

<p>BACS
I. COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGR COURSES
(78 Hrs.)
A. Required Computer Science Courses
(27 Hrs.)
CS 240 Computer Programming I 4 ___
CS 241 Computer Programming II 4 ___
CS 242 Computer Programming III 4 ___
CS 302 Client Server Databases 4 ___
CS 400 Data Structures & Algorithms 4 ___
CS 415 Soc. Implications of Comput. 3 ___
CS 466 Formal Languages 4 ___
B. Required Computer Engineering Courses
(16 Hrs.)
CEG 233 Linux and Windows 4 ___
CEG 320 Computer Organization 4 ___
CEG 355 Information Tech Systems 4 ___
CEG 460 Intro. to Software Engineering 4 ___
C. CS/CEG Electives (32 Hrs.)
At least 16 hours must be at the 400 level.
1. _____________________________ ___ ___
2. _____________________________ ___ ___
3. _____________________________ ___ ___
4. _____________________________ ___ ___
5. _____________________________ ___ ___
6. _____________________________ ___ ___
7. _____________________________ ___ ___
8. _____________________________ ___ ___
D. Technical Communication (3 Hrs.)
EGR 335 Technical Communications 3 ___
II. GENERAL EDUCATION (48 Hrs.)
Area I- Communication and Mathematical
Skills
ENG 101 - Composition I 4 ___
ENG 102 - Composition II 4 ___
Mathematics (see Quantitative Reasoning)
Area II – Cultural-Social Foundations-8 Hrs.
History – Select 1 Course:
CLS 150, HST 101, HST 102, HST 103
__________________________<strong><em>4 _</em></strong>
The Non Western World( WI)-Select 1 Course:
CSE/CST,RSE/RST,HLT202,SW272,URS 200
_
___________________________ 4 ____
Area III – Human Behavior – 8 Hrs.
Select Two Courses from Different Rows:
Economics: EC 200(Some WI), EC 290 (WI)
Political Science: PLS 200
Psychology: PSY 105
Sociology (WI): SOC200, SOC205
1._____________________________ 4 ___
2._____________________________ 4 ___
Area IV – Human Expression – 4 Hrs.
Select one course:
Great Books (WI):
CLS, ENG, PHL or REL 204
Fine and Performing Arts:
ART, MUS, TH 214, MP 131 or MUS 290
1. _____________________________ 4 ___
Area V – Natural Science – 12 Hrs.
1. _____________________________ ___ ___
2. _____________________________ ___ ___
3. _____________________________ ___ ___
Additional courses from Areas II, III, and IV-
8 Hrs.
Select one course from two of these three areas.
Except for Area II, the course selected must
come from a different subcategory than the
course(s) chosen to meet the area requirement.
(See under- graduate catalog-Gen. Ed. Section
for complete details).
1. _____________________________ 4 ___
2. _____________________________ 4 ___
Area VI – College Component (4 Hrs.)
Select any Area VI College of Liberal Arts
College Component Course.
_______________________________ 4 ___
III. QUANTITATIVE REASONING (17 Hrs.)
MTH 228 Calculus for Social Sciences 5 ___
MTH 257 Discrete Mathematics 3 ___
STT 160 Statistical Concepts 5 ___
PHL 223 Symbolic Logic 4 ___
IV. GENERAL ELECTIVES (40 Hrs.)
Must include at least two courses from COM
101, 203, 221 or PHL 124, 200, 211.
1. _____________________________ ___ ___
2. _____________________________ ___ ___
3. _____________________________ ___ ___
4. _____________________________ ___ ___
5. _____________________________ ___ ___
6. _____________________________ ___ ___
7. _____________________________ ___ ___
8. _____________________________ ___ ___
9. _____________________________ ___ ___
10. ____________________________ ___ ___</p>

<p>BSCS
I. COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGR COURSES
(86 Hrs.)
A. Required Computer Science Courses
(31 Hrs.)
CS 240 Computer Programming I 4 ___
CS 241 Computer Programming II 4 ___
CS 242 Computer Programming III 4 ___
CS 400 Data Structures and Algorithms 4 ___
CS 405 Intro to Data Base Man. Systems 4 ___
CS 415 Soc. Implications of Computing 3 ___
CS 466 Introduction to Formal Lang. 4 ___
CS 480 Comparative Languages 4 ___
B. Required Computer Engineering Courses
(16 Hrs.)
CEG 233 Linux and Windows 4 ___
CEG 320 Computer Organization 4 ___
CEG 433 Operating Systems I 4 ___
CEG 460 Intro. to Software Engineering 4 ___
C. CS/CEG Electives (36 Hrs.)
At least 16 hours must be at the 400 level.
1. _____________________________ ___ ___
2. _____________________________ ___ ___
3. _____________________________ ___ ___
4. _____________________________ ___ ___
5. _____________________________ ___ ___
6. _____________________________ ___ ___
7. _____________________________ ___ ___
8. _____________________________ ___ ___
9. _____________________________ ___ ___
D. Technical Communication (3 Hrs.)
EGR 335 Technical Communications 3 ___
NAME: ____________________________________
ADVISOR: _________________________________
MENTOR: __________________________________
Date: ____________
II. GENERAL EDUCATION (40 Hrs.)
Area I- Communication and Mathematical Skills
ENG 101 - Composition I 4 ___
ENG 102 - Composition II 4 ___
Mathematics (see required Math/Stat section)
Area II – Cultural-Social Foundations-8 Hrs.
History – Select 1 Course:
CLS 150, HST 101, HST 102, HST 103
1. _____________________________ 4 ___
The Non Western World(WI) – Select 1 Course:
CSE/CST, RSE/RST, HLT 202, SW 272, URS 200
1. _____________________________ 4 ___
Area III – Human Behavior – 8 Hrs.
Select 2 Courses From Different Rows:
Econ: EC200 (Some WI), EC 290 (WI)
Political Science: PLS 200
Psychology: PSY 105
Sociology (WI): SOC200, SOC205
1. _____________________________ 4 ___
2. _____________________________ 4 ___
Area IV – Human Expression – 4 Hrs.
Select one course:
Great Books (WI):
CLS, ENG, PHL or REL 204
Fine and Performing Arts:
ART, MUS or TH 214, MUS 290, MP 131
1. _____________________________ 4 ___
Additional courses from Areas II, III, and IV-8 Hrs.
Select one course from two of these three areas. Except for
Area II, the course selected must come from a different
subcategory than the course(s) chosen to meet the area
requirement. (See undergraduate catalog-Gen. Ed.
Section for
complete details).
1. _____________________________ 4 ___
2. _____________________________ 4 ___
Area VI – College Component 4 Hrs.
Select any Area VI College of Liberal Arts course.
1. _____________________________ 4 ___
III. MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE COURSES
(45 Hrs.)
A.Required Mathematics/Statistics Courses
(24 Hrs.)
MTH 229 Calculus I 5 ____
MTH 230 Calculus II 5 ____
MTH 231 Calculus III 5 ____
MTH 253 Matrix Algebra 3 ____
MTH 257 Discrete Mathematics 3 ____
STT 363, STT 360, or ISE 301 Statistics
1. _____________________________ ___
B. Science and Mathematics Electives (21 Hrs.)
Must include at least 18 hours of science courses, which
includes a three quarter laboratory science sequence
appropriate for science or engineering majors
Laboratory Sequence:
1. _____________________________ ___ ___
2. _____________________________ ___ ___
3. _____________________________ ___ ___
Additional Science/Math Course(s):
1. _____________________________ ___ ___
2. _____________________________ ___ ___
IV. GENERAL ELECTIVES (20 Hrs.)
Electives may be from any area of study based on policy
guidelines.
1. _____________________________ 4 ___
2. _____________________________ 4 ___
3. _____________________________ 4 ___
4. _____________________________ 4 ___
5. _____________________________ 4 ___</p>

<p>See this thread:</p>

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For example: at Berkeley, you can get a BS or a BA in computer science. You'd think, wouldn't you, that the BA students wouldn't make as much money. Wrong--they actually make more on average than BS students. The reason in this case is that the BA program focuses solely on the CS aspect of the field (and is in the college of Letters & Science) while the BS program focuses more on things like electronics and physics (and is in the College of Engineering).

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