Information Science/Technology

<p>I've been looking to make a career shift and acquiring some new skills will be necessary.</p>

<p>I have an undergrad in Poli Sci, but I'm looking to get a background in IT.</p>

<p>I found two programs that are very reasonably priced that would allow me to get a BS in IT. </p>

<p>I'm interested into getting into IT security primarily, in the long run. </p>

<p>Is the a BS in IT a good starting point, then acquire certifications? I'm a bit confused by what an IT degree offers compared to Computer Science.</p>

<p>Have you taken a comparative look at IT programs versus computer science programs at universities in your area? I don't know much about either fields academically, but I've always gotten the impression that computer science is more theoretical and mathematical than IT programs.</p>

<p>You might want to try either posting this on the Engineering Majors subforum or just PMing GLOBALTRAVELER.</p>