Computer Science or Computer Engineering?

<p>I am accepted to Purdue for the fall session. I gave my preference on the application as Computer Engineering.
Though now that I have been talking to a lot of people I am really confused whether to take Computer Engineering or take Computer Science instead.
I am an International and really not sure what the two majors cover. I would like to know the distiction between the 2.</p>

<p>Congrats on getting accepted. I just transferred to Purdue in the summer and I love it here. I was also confused on whether to major in CS or CompE, but after looking into the course descriptions I liked CS much better. I am still pursuing a minor in CompE though(It only requires four-five classes. I am including a link to the courses you will take for each program so you can decide for yourself.</p>

<p>Department</a> of Computer Science</p>

<p><a href="https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECE/Academics/Undergraduates/UGO/BSCmpE/BSCmpE%20Info%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECE/Academics/Undergraduates/UGO/BSCmpE/BSCmpE%20Info&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Good Luck!</p>

<p>The easiest way to differentiate them is that CS is the science of programming a computer whereas computer engineering would be more like building the actual components and systems.</p>