Computer Engineering Degree vs Computer Sci Degree

<p>(currently high school senior)</p>

<p>Let's say 4 yrs from now, I graduate from college with a computer engineering degree.
Am I able to get accepted to jobs that are normally for a computer science degree?</p>

<p>yes if you know how to do computer science stuff or are specialized in software engineering or something similar</p>

<p>If you are reasonably careful/responsible with course selection, a CompEng major should be able to make himself/herself as academically attractive as most CS students for most jobs. Extracurriculars, research, etc. can also go a long way, in general, towards making you stand out of a crowd.</p>

<p>It really depends on the content of your curriculum. While there is a general tendency for “computer engineering” to be more hardware and computer architecture oriented, and “computer science” to be more software and theory oriented, there is enough variation between different schools that you have to compare the required and optional courses in each program of study to see what you will be learning.</p>

<p>For what it is worth many of the jobs I see posted in our Science and Engineering Career Center (University of Minnesota) list both Computer Science and Computer Engineering as acceptable majors, some even list Electrical Engineering as an acceptable major. I do have a friend who graduated with a major in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science and he now works as a Software Engineer for IBM. I am no expert but from my experience and observations employers are more interested in what you know than what you earned your degree in. Just my 2 cents.</p>